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Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

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Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

We will be driving to Gettysburg this Friday, June 14.

We will be leaving approx at noon.

Can someone recommend the best route to take ?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

I used Google Maps to see what route they used, pretty much what we used going to JFK earlier this year. You need to get on RT 78 to RT 81S, exit off to RT 83S/581W towards Camp Hill, but take the Camp Hill/Gettysburg exit and the Gettysburg ramp to RT 15S. There are several exits off 15S for Gettysburg, depending on your destination. RT30 is busy, but takes you directly into the square.

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2. Re: Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

Thanks Mike.

We are a group of 18 and everyone seems to be coming up with a different way to get there claiming there's is "the best".

I was just curious as to what the informed people of TA have to suggest.

Thanks again.

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3. Re: Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

This is perfect. Everyone should leave at same time, take their best route and compare. It would be nice to actually have something that is objectively the BEST. (My money would be that you all arrive within 15-30 minutes of each other)

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4. Re: Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

I agree with Mike. Your best Route is 78 to 81 to 15 South.

Specifically with regard to the New Jersey Portion of your trip 78 is almost always less of a hassle than 78, so normally the sooner you get to 80 the better.

However there is an issue you should be aware of on your return trip if you are coming back June 17th or later. On June 17th(and for months afterwords) the Route 22 bridge over the Delaware River betweenNJ and Pa in Easton will be limited to one lane each direction. because of bridge repairs. This will create major backlogs and is expected to dramatically increase traffic on the Route 78 bridge over the Delaware River(the closest major bridge crossing to 22) Therefore, if you are returning on the 17th or later you may wish to get on 80 in Pa,west of the Delaware (The best way of doing this would either be to stay on 81 until it hits 80 or take route 33 to 80 further east)

Edited: 4:07 pm, June 12, 2013
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5. Re: Best way to get from Long Island, NY to Gettysburg ???

Another Vote for MikeT's Directions in Post #1. We travel that route quite frequently, and find it to be one of the better routes. There are also rest stops/gas stations/truck stops along this route which make it more enjoyable, and easy to stop for a few minutes to fuel & freshen up! Enjoy your Trip & Gettysburg!

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