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Old 06-23-2016, 10:35 AM   #1
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Route advice NJ to Lake George

Looking to see if anyone has done this trip from NJ or lower states headin to lake George rv park .Good sams trip planner which I'm not to fond of has me take NJ turnpike to Garden state parkway,but the parkway has low bridges and not sure if travel trailers are allowed on there.Google maps has me take turnpike all the up to 80 or 87 I believe then it looks like a straight run after that.looking for any advice if someone has done this trip
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Get to 287.. Its a loop road. It is not congested unless someone does something very stupid, its three lanes, does not go near NYC is designed for trucks ( which ironically there are relatively few of) and ends at Exit 15 of 87, Which you want to be on anyway.

The Turnpike ends at 80 and being there near Paterson is never a fun thing.
The GSP allows trailers but yes some do not fit under bridges in the right lane. Middle seems to be OK

GSP tolls you again and again and again. 287 is free
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:29 PM   #3
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Turnpike North, exit 10 for 287 North. 287 North basically runs into the New York Thruway (87 North) which will take you directly to Lake George. Just skip the Parkway part.

Where in S. Jersey are you coming from?

Stay completely clear of your instructions above!!!! That will route you either close to or through NYC which would be a nightmare with a large travel trailer.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:29 PM   #4
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95(NJTPKE) to rt 18N to 287N, 87N to Northway change at Albany, then exit 20.

Bypass Newark/NYC area for the extra miles and piece of mind.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:00 PM   #5
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Just me but I'm not a big fan of 18 so I run 195-NJ Turnpike-287-87-exit 20. We've been going to LGRV for 13 years or so.

Have a good trip!
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #6
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Definitely take NJ Turnpike to exit 10 to get to Rt. 287. I live very close to Rt 18 (off of exit 9 on the NJ Turnpike) and it is currently under construction and could be a mess at times.
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I tried to reply to a few questions a post and answer on here but couldnt figure it out.Im in Burlington,NJ right by Exit 5 on the turnpike.I travel up to to exit 10 for 287 for work sometimes and that road sucks in the morning that's for sure.287 adds about a hour to my trip but i also didnt wanna deal with getting close to the city or deal with the parkway and low clearance issues,there is 4 of us going up and myself and brother both have 37' trailers and it sucks to maneuver them in traffic.Thank you everyone for your advice,cant wait to get our first big trip this year started!
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When are you heading up?
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