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Old 06-12-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Planning a trip to the Adirondacks. Route detour recomendations?

As mentioned above, Planning a trip to the Adirondacks from Hampton Roads area in Virginia in August. I wanted to put the proposed route up here to see if anybody in the area along the routes had any must see/ ride detours that didnt go too far from the proposed route.

**Important note is that this is going to be a slab only trip since there's guys coming on cruisers**

HERE IS THE ROUTE

If you have any ideas/ recomendations please create something in Google showing the recommended sites or routes and copy the URL into this thread.

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:39 PM   #2
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Sorry I guess this should have went in trip planning section.
Can a mod move this please
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:15 PM   #3
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I would highly recommend that you include Lake Placid, and maybe the toll road to the top Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. It would be a spur off the northern edge of your loop, from Tupper Lake. A tour of the ADK would be incomplete without that!
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:51 AM   #4
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I would also recommend staying on Rt. 8 then Rt. 30 after Utica. I haven't taken Rt. 26 as you have planned, but for sure Rt. 8 is very scenic.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:04 AM   #5
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Awesome, thanks

We were already talking about swinging by Placid, and Ill be adding white mountain to the list now.

Thanks for the info on Rt 8, will look at that as well.

The route as it is, is set to avoid major highways. None in the group have been up that way.

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Old 06-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #6
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You'll be going right thru my hood. I'd suggest going further east, maybe around the Poconos and adding the Catskills on the way up. It'll add some time but will be much nicer riding.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #7
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You'll be going right thru my hood. I'd suggest going further east, maybe around the Poconos and adding the Catskills on the way up. It'll add some time but will be much nicer riding.
Yup. I've done at least a dozen trips into the ADKs from Delaware, and was just up there 2 weeks ago. NY 30 along the west edge of the Catskills and then north is a nice ride with more critters than cars, and easily handled on a cruiser. You could stay on 30 to NY 10 to NY 8 to back onto 30 to NY 28. As for the Poconos, a route incorporating PA 443, 895, 715 and 119 is always a good choice. Or use US 209 through the Delaware Water Gap area into NY (detouring for a short ride on the Hawk's Nest stretch of NY 97 out of Port Jervis) and then either to I-87 to shave time, or for a nicer ride stay on 97 to 55 to 17 to 30. It's tough to find a truly bad route thru the Catskills or the ADKs; most roads are pretty nice to ride. Of course, surface quality varies year-to-year due to the harsh winters.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:24 PM   #8
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A great trip

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2725...ONHMQ0DM?hl=en

I hope this works, I had a hard time working google maps.
If you would like a great ride thru N.Y. please take this route. Incredible roads, and views. Please do not drive up rt 81. I have included tracy creek rd. One of my favorite twisty roads so far and a ride up Whiteface mtn.
Have a great trip.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:03 PM   #9
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Thanks

Ride, Doug, and Inthwoods.
Thanks for the tips. Definetly looking some good twisters with minimal long boring stretches. It's hard to battle time and fun.

Trip is going to be four days so we should be fine for time. Only major planned stop us the Glenn Curtiss museum.

Thanks again. Try to get an updated route up soon.
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I would highly recommend that you include Lake Placid, and maybe the toll road to the top Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. It would be a spur off the northern edge of your loop, from Tupper Lake. A tour of the ADK would be incomplete without that!
Lake placid!!!!
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