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Driving to Stowe: Route Guidance Needed

Wilmington, Delaware
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Driving to Stowe: Route Guidance Needed

We are driving from Delaware to Stowe for Thanksgiving weekend. Google maps gives us two options:

95 N (via George Washington Bridge) to 91 North to 89N


1-87 thru Albany to Route 4 N (to South Burlington) to 89 South.

I think I'd like to avoid the GW Bridge and so am leaning toward the Albany route, but what do folks think is the best option (or are there better options than these?) We are traveling on Tuesday before Thanksgiving and Saturday after.


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1. Re: Driving to Stowe: Route Guidance Needed

Either route is fine, so if you want to avoid the bridge, go ahead.

One thought: if the weather is good and driving conditions aren't slippery, consider taking Rt. 100 all the way north to Stowe, rather than trying to cut over to I-89 from Rt. 4. It's an exceptionally scenic ride through rural Vermont, and won't add much extra drive time to your travels.

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2. Re: Driving to Stowe: Route Guidance Needed

My experience is driving to Southern Vt but had same options. We always went thru Albany but it is just personal preference. Also, we always take 287 instead of the Jersey pike to 195 and then pick up the turnpike. We would also take the Garden state to 87 instead of 287. It has the high speed tolls if you have not been on it. When I used MQ it took rt 4 over to 100 and headed north instead of going to burlington and heading south. All the routes take just less than 10 hours.

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