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Airdaile

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Posted: 03/30/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like Cranberry is a good place to be from. As far FROM as you can get.





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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I would ditch the turnpike at I-79 South down to I-68 east and save enough on the turnpike fees to stay anywhere + lots of areas available to park overnight. Did I mention much smoother road and NO TOLLS.


I took 68 in November and was great. Took turnpike back and the toll was 20 $ just for a car. Chestnut Ridge camp ground near Morgantown had 5 stars

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Here's another thought/strategy to consider.

Do a google maps (or whatever your favorite mapping ap is) route from your origin to your destination. Note the miles. Then do it from origin to a nearby park midway (try Raccoon Park in Beaver County in this case) to your destination. Now note the miles. Often the additional # of miles is not very significant, since the app takes you the shortest route to the park and then back on course afterward.

I use this method when I'm trying to decide if a Harvest Host location is close enough to our chosen route to consider using it for an overnight.

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Posted: 03/30/19 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

I would ditch the turnpike at I-79 South down to I-68 east and save enough on the turnpike fees to stay anywhere + lots of areas available to park overnight. Did I mention much smoother road and NO TOLLS.
We also take 68 - that turnpike is outrageous. If you don't need FHU - we stay at Cooper's Rock State Forest near Morgantown - or Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland on our way to and from DC.


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Geeeeezzzzzz, is there not even a truck stop along the highway somewhere for getting a nights sleep and doesn't sound like the OP is looking for any real recreation?
Does every nearby town, not have a Walmart, allowing for overnight stays?
Start with giving this one a call....
20245 Route 19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
(724) 772-4550

* This post was edited 03/30/19 09:56am by tropical36 *


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Thanks for the replies. I was considering the 79 to 68 trying to avoid the turnpike fees. But it added over two hours round trip. The extra fuel was also a expense to consider. So we found staying on the turnpike to the Breezewood exit was the best scenario.

That New Staton - Fox Den Acres looks like it will work.

Thanks much!

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tropical36 wrote:

Geeeeezzzzzz, is there not even a truck stop along the highway somewhere for getting a nights sleep and doesn't sound like the OP is looking for any real recreation?
Does every nearby town, not have a Walmart, allowing for overnight stays?
Start with giving this one a call....
20245 Route 19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
(724) 772-4550



There is a truckstop if the OP goes 5 exits east of Cranberry Township and gets off on 70 then West about 5 miles.....it has a Pilot or Flying J. At that place it won't be the Cranberry Twp police knocking on the door, it will be someone looking to make a few bucks in a mini skirt or hotpants. Its a real nice truckstop. Has a gentleman's club on property also called Philly Corral LOL.

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That would be the best extra hour you ever spent once that rough turnpike with wall to wall trucks gets done beating you up.. Plus tons of places to just pull off and park if you want not to mention all the places to see and eat. Have fun in DC

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Ralph Cramden wrote:

tropical36 wrote:

Geeeeezzzzzz, is there not even a truck stop along the highway somewhere for getting a nights sleep and doesn't sound like the OP is looking for any real recreation?
Does every nearby town, not have a Walmart, allowing for overnight stays?
Start with giving this one a call....
20245 Route 19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
(724) 772-4550



There is a truckstop if the OP goes 5 exits east of Cranberry Township and gets off on 70 then West about 5 miles.....it has a Pilot or Flying J. At that place it won't be the Cranberry Twp police knocking on the door, it will be someone looking to make a few bucks in a mini skirt or hotpants. Its a real nice truckstop. Has a gentleman's club on property also called Philly Corral LOL.



Well that would make for a evening to talk about. The wife wouldn't be amused. [emoticon]

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

That would be the best extra hour you ever spent once that rough turnpike with wall to wall trucks gets done beating you up.. Plus tons of places to just pull off and park if you want not to mention all the places to see and eat. Have fun in DC


Seriously, is the turnpike ( actual road) that bad?

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