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1. Posted by ANS7812 (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Driving to Maine from Long Island in New York. I'm looking for the most reasonable, scenic coast drive to Maine. Thanks! (If it helps, I will be going in the summer: sometime around Mid - late June)

2. Posted by ANS7812 (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y


3. Posted by ANS7812 (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

No one is aware of a viable route? Surely there are members of this forum who live in the North East and who have made this trip?

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

Just get on Interstate Highway 95. Take this up to Mystic, Connecticut--then get off and go to the Mystic Whaling Museum area (it's like a working whaling village). Then get on US Highway 1 in Mystic and go through southern Rhode Island , turning east on Highway 138 east and go visit the city of Newport and its many famous gigantic mansions. Take the roadI-495 to the road (US Highway 6) that goes out to Cape Code, then go back up to Boston along the coastline route 3. North of Boston, go to the city of Salem (famous for its witch trials)by route 1A , then get back on the main road (Interstate 95 again) up to Maine.

Coming back go inland by taking the road that goes west out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire (route 101) to Manchester, then continue southwest on this road 101 as it gets much smaller and more quaint going west to Keene, New Hampshire. From here take Highway 9 west to Vermont. After crossing into New York, take highway 22 south to Interstate 90, get on this and go west about 20 miles, then get on the Teconic State Parkway and take this south all the way back to New York City. This parkway is extremely scenic and, while not on the coast, is a very pretty way to get back to (or from) New York City from/to Maine.


5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

If you want to tour the mansions of Newport (like those owned by Vanderbilt or Rockefeller when they used Newport as their summer home getaways from the heat of New York City), go to this site:


6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

Here's the info on the Mystic Seaport: