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Complete Guide to Over 400 Miles of PA Route 6 East to West

WHY GO: Pennsylvania is but one of 14 US States through which US Route 6 traverses on its 3,205 current (3,652 historic) miles across the USA. But, for now, Pennsylvania is the only state with a dedicated Route 6 tourism association – the PA Route 6 Alliance. This was all covered in my guidebook, Stay […] Read more

Wellsboro PA to Smethport PA: 70 Miles on US Route 6

WHY GO: This 70 mile stretch of PA’s US Route 6 takes you back to the kind of vacation you might have experienced in your long-ago childhood. Drive through rolling, emerald hills- very much like those of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Each twist and turn offers stunning views, and every once in awhile a slice […] Read more

Smethport PA to Linesville PA: 120 Miles on US Route 6

WHY GO: Right on PA Route 6, Monster Truck driver, Joey Sylvester, made his World Record Jump in northwestern PA at the annual Cornfield 500. That should give you some idea of recreation in this seldom visited region of this long state. You’ll also find a horrifically destroyed railroad bridge, now a tourist attraction, prisons […] Read more

Coudersport PA: An Evolving Tourist Town

WHY GO: There are several reasons to stay in Coudersport PA in Potter County: the main one being that it’s closest to the only International Dark Skies designated area on the East Coast, Cherry Springs State Park. Coudersport is also located a few miles from a fantastic museum about the industry that put this forested, […] Read more

The Ultimate List of Road Trip Tips to Survive any Disaster, Even a Zombie Apocalypse

Have you ever noticed how the worst mishaps seem to happen when you least expect them? The best time to prepare for the next road emergency is before you travel. Here are road trip tips and the ultimate roadside emergency kit to survive anything Mother Nature throws at you. Learn Before You Go Before you hit the […] Read more

Clearfield County PA: Clearfield, Dubois – A Perfect Highway Stop

WHY GO: Until recently, Clearfield County, in mid-western Pennsylvania just off I-80, was believed to be nothing more than deer and elk hunting grounds with the largest number of elk outside of the American West. But though it’s hard to imagine, cool things are happening here. This remote region, with 102 miles of the Susquehanna […] Read more

New Hampshire’s Southwest Corner: With Uncle Sam, Little Red Riding Hood, and Yankee Magazine

WHY GO: You can’t get more New England than the generally overlooked Southwest corner of New Hampshire. In the stoic way of the region, there are no hyped-up ads urging you to visit, even though you’ll find Uncle Sam, Little Red Riding Hood, warm Maple Syrup, big scoops of ice cream, Yankee Magazine, and the […] Read more

Best Drive on the Connecticut Coast

A version of this article was published in National Geographic Traveler April 2011. For more on these towns and many others in the Northeast USA from Virginia to Maine, consult the BOAT OFF SMITH NECK RD. OLD LYME CT When Ayn Rand needed to research The Fountainhead, when Katherine Hepburn yearned to escape the […] Read more

A Dozen Things You Should Know About Transcontinental US Route 6 (No, Not 66!)

  1. At 3,205 miles, Historic US Route 6 – also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway – is the second longest route in the United States, and from 1937-1964, stretching 3652 miles, it was the longest federal highway in the US. It remains the longest contiguous federal road in America.   […] Read more

Article in NY Times Confirms That Boomers “Drive” American Road Trips

According to THIS ARTICLE by Stephanie Rosenbloom in Sunday Feb. 25th New York Times, “If ever there was any doubt about the state of the American road trip, the latest research seems to squash it, finding that more travelers are driving hundreds of miles to explore ​unfamiliar ​places, even if they have only four or five […] Read more

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