WHAT IS THE BEST EAST COAST RV ROUTE TO FLORIDA?

WHAT IS THE BEST EAST COAST RV ROUTE TO FLORIDA?

We hear that question a lot and it really depends on what you want. If it’s the best RV route to avoid the big cities of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC – I think we can help – or at least show you the route we like the best.

There are 2 routes we like depending on where we want to visit on our way South.

Let’s plot the 2 “best” routes from Newburgh, NY to Jacksonville, FL
We use Newburgh, NY as a starting reference point because I-84 goes East into CT and New England from Newburgh and I-87 goes North into Canada from Newburgh.

Newburgh to Jacksonville is 990 Miles straight down I-95 BUT it runs into the traffic commuting in and around Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC – this is what we all want to avoid.

The I-81to I-66/US-17 to I-95 route from Canada and New England to Florida
The I-81to I-66/US-17 to I-95 route

1. This route we take when we want to avoid the Cities but maybe visit Kings Dominion, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, The Outer Banks or Myrtle Beach on our way South:

From Newburgh, NY
(The I-81to I-66/US-17 to I-95 Route)
take
I-87S to
I-287W to
I-78W to
Jonestown, PA  187 Miles
then follow I-81S to
Strasburg, VA  158 Miles
then I-66E to
US-17S to
Fredericksburg, VA  81.5 Miles
then take I-95S all the way to
Jacksonville, FL   656 Miles

Total: 1083 Miles
It’s an easy drive without the big city  traffic to contend with.
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The I-81 to I-26/I-77 to I-95 RV route to Florida from New Enjgland and Canada
The I-81 to I-26/I-77 to I-95 RV route to Florida

2. This is probably the most popular route for avoiding the big cities
and much of I-95 but with easy access to visit Charleston,
Hilton Head or Savannah.

From Newburgh, NY
(The popular I-81 to I-26/I-77 to I-95 Route)
take
I-87S to
I-287W to
I-78W to
Jonestown, PA  187 Miles
then follow I-81S to
Wyethville, VA  383 Miles
choose I-77 to
Columbia,SC   229 Miles
then take I-26 to
St. George, SC   72 Miles
then it’s I-95 all the way South to
Jacksonville, FL   221 Miles

Total: 1092 Miles
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CAMPGROUNDS SUGGESTIONS?
These are the stopovers we use on that popular 2nd (Wyethville) route:

Robin Hill RV Park
( An Encore Resort) (154 Miles from Newburgh, NY)
149 Robin Hill Rd, Lenhartsville, PA 19534
(888) 318-1243
OR
Our stopover at Lickdale Campground 11 Lickdale Road, Jonestown, PA
Lickdale Campground
11 Lickdale Road, Jonestown, PA 17038
877-865-6411
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/lickdale.htm

Our visit at Shenandoah Family Campground   (200 Miles from Lenhartsville, PA ) 168 Industrial Park Road, Mt. Jackson (Quicksburg), VA
Shenandoah Family Campground
(200 Miles from Lenhartsville, PA )
168 Industrial Park Road, Mt. Jackson (Quicksburg), VA 22842
(540) 477-3080
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/shenandoahfamilycg.htm


Mayberry Campground
(231 Miles from Mt. Jackson, VA)
114 Bunker Rd, Mount Airy NC, 27030
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/mayberrycampground.htm


Jolly Acres Campground
(263 Miles from Mt. Airy, NC)
289 Horne Taylor Road, Saint George, SC
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/jollyacres.htm


Pecan Park RV Resort
(221 Miles from St. George, SC)
650 Pecan Park Rd, Jacksonville , Florida
904.751.6770
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/pecanrv.htm


The road continues –
Jacksonville to Tampa (194 Miles)
Jacksonville to Orlando (141 Miles)
Jacksonville to Miami (346 Miles)
Jacksonville to Fort Myers (318 Miles)

Newburgh, NY to Boston (198 Miles)
Newburgh to Montreal (309 Miles)
Newburgh to Cape Cod (256 Miles)
Newburgh to Bangor, ME (423 Miles)
Newburgh to Montpelier, VT (246 Miles)

We have logged over 31,000 miles to date following different North/South RV routes. Visit our website (http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/) for more routes, maps, tips, restaurant suggestions as well as what it costs to make the trips.

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