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Old 07-12-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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Best Route Cincinnati Oh to Door County Wisconsin

Hello All,

Would like input on the best route to take from Cincinnati Ohio to Door County (Egg Harbor) Wisconsin. GoodSam routes me through Chicago on the Dan Ryan has anyone travel this route. Also please provide input on other routes. We are pulling a 35ft fifth wheel.

Thanks to all for your input.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:11 PM   #2
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Open Google Maps and insert Cincinnati as the starting point, Egg Harbor, the end point. they have several routes to choose from.
If you want to bypass Chicago take I-74 tp I-65 to I-94 to I-294 to I-90. Google says there are tolls

I-294 is the Chicago Bypass

check it out.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #3
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I would take 80/94 to 294 and take the bypass around Chicago towing. I also would aim to be in Chicago after 7 PM or before 7 AM to cause you less stress. Then take I-43 through Milwaukee to Green Bay to Hwy 57. From Milwaukee North, you'll be all 4 lane highway and Green Bay North is still 65 until you get to Sturgeon Bay...then it'll drop to 2 lanes and varying speed limits until you get to Egg Harbor. Where are you staying in Egg Harbor? My family camped up there while I was a teenager and I've done a couple trips a year up there for the last couple years. Lots of stuff to see, do and eat!

Another option would be to drive up to Michigan and take the SS Badger across the lake....a more expensive option, but not having to deal with Chicago might be worth it depending on your timeline. From Manitowoc, you're 90ish minutes from Egg Harbor
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hello All,

Would like input on the best route to take from Cincinnati Ohio to Door County (Egg Harbor) Wisconsin. GoodSam routes me through Chicago on the Dan Ryan has anyone travel this route. Also please provide input on other routes. We are pulling a 35ft fifth wheel.

Thanks to all for your input.
Stay off the Dan Ryan I94; as suggested I would travel on I294. It is a little longer but less stress and you are not going through the city proper. Rush hour in Chicago starts around 5 AM and is over around 9:00 AM and starts back up around 2:30 PM and is over around 6:00 PM.
I believe I65 has construction around INDY and could be heavy. There is construction on I94/I90 in around Lake and Porter counties IN. I was just on I90/194 in IN.
There is construction on I90 around 1294 at O'Hare in Chicago IL.
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:29 PM   #5
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The bypass DEFINATELY has lots of tolls which are double if you don't have an ipass so bring along a lot of money.

If you plan on going through Chicago on a Friday, traffic basically lasts all day


Once you hit WI, it will be smooth sailing through Milwaukee north to at least Sheboygan. The rest I won't personally be able to verify until Friday when we are up at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek

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no expert on Chicago.. but throwing an alternative out there for ya.. why not go straight up Michigan? Do a 'lap around the lake' more or less? Hit Mackinaw City/Island? I know it's TONS further.. but you'd be surprised the lengths i go to avoid driving through chicago!
FWIW.. did that once in the winter to avoid them.. while they were catching a blizzard!! was a great sunny drive up and around!!!
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I took the ferry last summer across Lake Michigan. It was worth every penny to me to miss Milwaukee, Chicago and Gary, Ind. Plus it was a fun 5 hour trip. Suggest early reservations. Enjoy Egg Harbor and don't miss the weekly Farmer's Market. PM if you have any questions about the ferry trip.
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Take 127 North until you reach the Rt 10 Exit to Ludington,Mi. go as Far as you can Go West! Rt# 10 Ends in the Parking lot of the Badger Ferry! Like stated above this is the "Enjoyable Way" to travel to Door Co Wi! You will go across Lake Mich.docking at Manitowoc,Wi. turn right out of that parking lot and follow the coast to Door Co! The ONLY way to go! We have gone this way several times,another right after the Goshen Rally on our way to the Pacific ocean! Youroo!!
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If you want to bypass Chicago completely you can stay on I-74 to Bloomington Illinois then north on 39/51.

We go to Oshkosh each year from Indianapolis. We always go thru Bloomington. In your case maybe 60 mile farther but much less stressful.

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