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    Minnesota to NC and back

    Looking for route ideas from Central MN to Durham NC (see my daughter) then head north on a route back to MN.

    Any ideas would be great!

    Thank you in advance.

    Matt
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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    Don't go now, it is still snowing up North! Just kidding...but if you are a Harley admirer, go through Maggie Valley NC and stop in the wheels through time mc museum. One way to get there is through Tellico Plains Tn. Just good riding all around. Are you camping? If so, the land between the lakes is nice, and Hunts Lodge in tellco plains is great. And wave to my sister in Raliegh/Durham.

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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    Quote Originally Posted by kerryb View Post
    Don't go now, it is still snowing up North! Just kidding...but if you are a Harley admirer, go through Maggie Valley NC and stop in the wheels through time mc museum. One way to get there is through Tellico Plains Tn. Just good riding all around. Are you camping? If so, the land between the lakes is nice, and Hunts Lodge in tellco plains is great. And wave to my sister in Raliegh/Durham.
    How about from NC to NY? i was thinking about going home that way....I teach school so i have a little time on my hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisonpride View Post
    How about from NC to NY? i was thinking about going home that way....I teach school so i have a little time on my hands
    Take the Blue Ridge Parkway up to the end (Waynesboro) then US 250 over to US 219 and follow that up into NY.
    If you're looking to hit eastern NY, then cut off along US 6 in PA and follow that over to 15, or 14 and head up to the Finger Lakes and/or the Dacks
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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    Quote Originally Posted by Bisonpride View Post
    How about from NC to NY? i was thinking about going home that way....I teach school so i have a little time on my hands
    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    Take the Blue Ridge Parkway up to the end (Waynesboro) then US 250 over to US 219 and follow that up into NY.
    If you're looking to hit eastern NY, then cut off along US 6 in PA and follow that over to 15, or 14 and head up to the Finger Lakes and/or the Dacks
    With limited time to ride, is BRP really a good choice due to the speed limits of the BRP??
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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    With no stop signs, cities/towns to drive through, not much traffic, an interesting/fairly scenic road to ride and a 45 mph speed limit (I always do 50 mph with no issues), I consider it to be an excellent choice! The Skyline Pkwy through Shenandoah National Park - NO!

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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    Quote Originally Posted by bisonpride View Post
    looking for route ideas from central mn to durham nc (see my daughter) then head north on a route back to mn.

    Any ideas would be great!

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    A tad out of the way but go up to Duluth and pick up US 2 and follow it east across UP of MI. and come down thru NF of western MI like MI 37. Good roads thru a lot of NF Can then cut back east thru PA or head on south thru WV, VA, etc. Numerous ways to go. Depends of you are camping, want to avoid interstate, etc.

    If camping, once you have a general route picked out post it maybe get some tips on places to camp.

    Another idea is to check the events sections and match your schedule to hit up some of the campouts along the way like the chillout in TN (June 20-23), There are a couple iin PA, etc.
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    Re: Minnesota to NC and back

    Quote Originally Posted by Meach View Post
    A tad out of the way but go up to Duluth and pick up US 2 and follow it east across UP of MI. and come down thru NF of western MI like MI 37. Good roads thru a lot of NF Can then cut back east thru PA or head on south thru WV, VA, etc. Numerous ways to go. Depends of you are camping, want to avoid interstate, etc.

    If camping, once you have a general route picked out post it maybe get some tips on places to camp.

    Another idea is to check the events sections and match your schedule to hit up some of the campouts along the way like the chillout in TN (June 20-23), There are a couple iin PA, etc.
    I like the suggestion, Thank you very much!

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