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Old 02-03-2019, 07:51 PM
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Default Driving to LCMT Tremblant from NJ

I plan to drive to Tremblant for the July DE with NNJR and NER from central NJ. Will actually drive my GT3, not trailering. Looks like a long drive and fastest route would be the NY State Thruway basically all the way. But, having spent a fair amount of time in the Berkshires as a kid, I used to love the drive up old route 22 to 7 (which looks like it can get me to the Canadian border if I stay on it).

Other than the obvious time penalty this will create, are there any must stop/see places on the drive from NJ to Tremblant? Any great food stops? Largest ball of twine in Vermont? Any advice would be appreciated. The good news is that July 4 is a holiday and the event starts on the 5th, so I have the whole day to make my way north. Iĺm actually super excited about the drive up, and thinking of warmer days to come. Would be cool to find a hidden treasure on the trip if anyone knows of one.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:53 AM
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Funny, I've done the drive from NYC to LCMT a few times and never really stopped to enjoy it, would love to see what people come up with....
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:59 PM
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I used to live in Great Barrington years ago, I always enjoyed breakfast at Martins. Hopefully it's still around.
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I was thinking about signing up for this event as its over my vacation.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:02 PM
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Hemmings is in Bennington VT. A good gearhead stop at their museum.
There used to be a great fried fish place called Vern's in Bennington too. Might still be there.

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Watkins Glen is a great stop along the way
Coopers town if into baseball
Ben and Jerry's factory tour in Vermont
You can put your car on a ferry over one of the finger lakes
You could stop in Montreal on the way too
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"You can put your car on a ferry over one of the finger lakes" Umm..No?

Maybe lake champlain?
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It is a terrific ride through VT, plenty of sites and not that much longer.. I took GT3 to the Porsche parade in Vt a couple years ago.
As said already, the Glen is on the way too, a must see IMHO

My sig picture was taken at the Orvis shop in Vermont
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by twk63 View Post
I used to live in Great Barrington years ago, I always enjoyed breakfast at Martins. Hopefully it's still around.
According to Google, Martin's closed down about 2 years ago. We used to have a house in Sandisfield and New Marlboro. Fun summers at York Lake and Tanglewood, and there was a hobby shop in Great Barr. called Wonderful Things (also now closed according the world wide interweb), cool model rockets and stuff, very fun. If I took old 22 to 44, I'd be about a mile or 2 from Lime Rock. Looks to be about a 3 hour time penalty if I decided to take route 7 all the way to Canada. Turning a 7 hour drive into a 10 hour drive, my next thread (guest written by my *** (can I say *** here?)) will be on the comfort of a full day in the carbon fiber LWB seats.

Keep the ideas coming y'all. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sweeper View Post
It is a terrific ride through VT, plenty of sites and not that much longer.. I took GT3 to the Porsche parade in Vt a couple years ago.
As said already, the Glen is on the way too, a must see IMHO

My sig picture was taken at the Orvis shop in Vermont
I think Watkins Glen is a bit too far west to be efficient, but I've driven there the last 2 years and will be there again hopefully at the end of July. I'm digging the Vermont, Bennington, Burlington route at the moment. Will need to see what Route 7 looks like in terms of entertaining driving.
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Originally Posted by wmond View Post
I think Watkins Glen is a bit too far west to be efficient, but I've driven there the last 2 years and will be there again hopefully at the end of July. I'm digging the Vermont, Bennington, Burlington route at the moment. Will need to see what Route 7 looks like in terms of entertaining driving.
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fun thing to do too, it's pretty lumpy though..
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Stop by Lake George?
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don't forget about Saratoga Springs.....plenty of decent restaurants to visit and it could be right on your way.
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Originally Posted by SWK6Cup View Post
don't forget about Saratoga Springs.....plenty of decent restaurants to visit and it could be right on your way.
Great car museum as well. http://www.saratogaautomuseum.org/

It's been a long time, but the Equinox Inn owner was a PCA racer. Not sure if it's the same person.
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Originally Posted by Matt Romanowski View Post
Great car museum as well. http://www.saratogaautomuseum.org/

It's been a long time, but the Equinox Inn owner was a PCA racer. Not sure if it's the same person.

Yes it is Matt, he gave us a nice tour of Southern Vermont, Needed Crossle though
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