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    Fastest way to Manchester VT from NYC

    We are getting a late start after work, so traffic in NYC will be horrible. My choices: Taconic Parkway to 90, then either 22 or 7 north. Or Thruway 87 north to I guess Troy, and then work my way east.

    Any other suggestions?

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    I did this a long time ago, I believe we took I-787 from I-87 north to rt 7. Rt 7 goes through some towns with red lights and stuff and took 7 all the way to Bennington and took I think rt 7 north to Manchester (to hike Equinox). We did it in winter so traffic wasn't bad, other than the red lights on Rt 7 north of Albany...

    Alternative might be to take I-90 East (the Beeway) to some place where you can cut north to VT through MA more a bit, but I'm not sure of the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay H View Post
    I did this a long time ago, I believe we took I-787 from I-87 north to rt 7. Rt 7 goes through some towns with red lights and stuff and took 7 all the way to Bennington and took I think rt 7 north to Manchester (to hike Equinox). We did it in winter so traffic wasn't bad, other than the red lights on Rt 7 north of Albany...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Eagan
    My choices: Taconic Parkway to 90, then either 22 or 7 north.
    Those will (in high probabilty) be worse.
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    Here are the directions posted by their Chamber of Commerce:
    http://www.manchestervermont.net/directions.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Eagan View Post
    My choices: Taconic Parkway to 90, then either 22 or 7 north.
    I'd stay on I-87. US 7 can be a little slow in places, especially through Pittsfield itself. There's nothing further east that is worth the trouble until you get to I-91, but by then you've tracked so far east you'd be better served to change your destination to Manchester, NH.
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    I'd go Taconic to NY-295 to NY-22 to NY-7 to 279 (the Bennington bypass) to US-7 to Manchester.
    Last edited by jfb; 09-25-2009 at 06:42 AM.

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    NY Thruway to Troy and over. After Newburg, the crowd thins.

    Tried to go cross county, ie Manchester from direct west, once but it wasn't any faster.

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    Here you go Dan: NYC to Manchester, VT

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    Watch out for Bigfoot on US7 in VT. Many sightings.

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    last weekend i took 87 to glens falls then rte 149 to rt 4 to rte 7. & was not bad except for burlington
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    I do the reverse of this often. 87 through Albany is probably the fastest but it took me years to accept this. 22 Taconic can be fast if you haulass, no speeding tickets and no slow folks in front of you. I have made very fast times and very slow. I've tried various other routes but none compare.

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