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PA Rt 220 – The Endless Mountains

Having lived in Pennsylvania nearly my entire life, I must confess, I have tended to set my eyes on the south when it comes to travel. However, Pennsylvania has some wonderful roads that are rich with history and scenery; Rt 30 between Chambersburg and Ligonier, and Rt 6 are two of my favorites.  On a recent trip to pick up furniture from a family member near Binghamton, NY, I chose, as you would probably expect, to avoid the Interstate system.  As usual, it was the right choice!

I planned this trip on Furkot.com, with the only criteria being I wanted to avoid Interstates as much as possible, and I wanted to go through Towanda, PA (a trip years ago left me wanting to see it again).  Of course, heading due north out of the Harrisburg area is going to involve Rt 15 in some way.  Rt 15 is, in most places, similar to Interstate but there is less traffic, smaller towns, and, along most of it, a view of the Susquehanna River

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PA Rt 220 – The Endless Mountains

Having lived in Pennsylvania nearly my entire life, I must confess, I have tended to set my eyes on the south when it comes to travel. However, Pennsylvania has some wonderful roads that are rich with history and scenery; Rt ...
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Koolwink Motel – Romney, WV

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Revisiting Furkot

If you have visited my blog previously, you are likely aware one of the most indispensable travel tools I have found is the online trip planner, Furkot (www.furkot.com).  I have yet to find a resource that is as comprehensive or ...
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I'm not sure why I first went to Earthdog Cafe.  My vague recollection is that a few years ago I was looking to spend a day on my motorcycle and incorporate BBQ into the ride.  In my book, a great ride will ...
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3 Day Weekend – Skyline Drive VA, Natural Bridge, VA, Seneca Rocks, WV, Berkeley Springs, WV

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