Ride Details
New England Notches and Covered Bridges

August 15th - 30th, 2015
Departs from McDonald's on I-40 at Exit 407 just East of Knoxville, TN. at 7:30AM

We will "get outta town" via I-40 and I-81 to Winchester, Va. (just over 400 miles) then hit the back roads as we meander our way to New England. Notches are "Passes" or "Gaps" over a mountain range. These are usually very scenic rides and usually give us a refreshing break from the heat.
Several years ago, we did a tour of the Covered Bridges in New England. We will re-visit some of these old structures while seeing some we did not see on our last trip.

Remember, if you do not like the hotel I select, please feel free to select another one in the same area. Just be in my hotel's parking lot at the designated time of departure with a full tank and stomach.


Saturday, August 15th - Knoxville, Tn. to Winchester, Va. (415 Miles)
7:30 am ET - Depart from Knoxville.

Hampton Inn Winchester
1204 Berryville Avenue
Winchester, Va. 22601
(540)678-4000



Sunday, August 16th - Winchester Va. to Auburn, NY (354 Miles)

Hilton Garden Inn
74 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315)252-5511



Monday, August 17th - Auburn, NY to Plattsburgh, NY (272 Miles)

Olympic Museum in Lake Placid ($7 Adult $5 Senior 65+)
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Hampton Inn
586 State Rt. 3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518)324-1100

Tuesday, August 18th Plattsburg, NY to Gorham, NH (214 miles)
Click on attraction name to see details and photos
Covered Bridges:
Hopkins
Longely
Comstock
Fuller
River Rd
Columbia

Notches:
Dixville

Mt. Madison Inns and Suites (BOOK FOR TWO NIGHTS..THE 18TH AND THE 19TH)
365 Main St.
Gorham, NH. 03581
(603)466-3622


Wednesday, August 19th (Ride up to Mt. Washington 40 miles)

Attractions:
Mount Washington Auto Tour Road (MC $16 Passenger $8)
Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center


Mt. Madison Inns and Suites (SECOND NIGHT AT THIS HOTEL)

Thursday, August 20th (Gorham to Franconia 150 miles inc. optional Tramway ride)

Attractions:
Kancamangus Highway

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway ($17-Optional after Hotel Check-in)

Covered Bridges:
Mount Orne


Notches:
Bear Notch

BEST WESTERN
White Mountain Inn
87 Wallace Hill Road
Franconia, New Hampshire 03580
(603)823-7422

Friday, August 21st  (Franconia, NH. to Rochester, VT. 161 miles)

Covered Bridges:
Church St.


Notches:
Smuggler's Notch

Huntington House Inn
19 Huntington Place
Rochester, Vermont 05767
Phone:  (802)767-9140
http://huntingtonhouseinn.com


Saturday, August 22nd (Rochester, VT to Rutland, VT. 171 miles)

Covered Bridges:
Pulp Mill Covered Bridge
Gorham
Cooley

Notches:
Middlebury Gap


Hampton Inn (BOOK FOR TWO NIGHTS THE 22ND AND 23RD)
47 Farrell Rd.
Rutland, Vermont 05701
(802)773-9066

Sunday, August 23rd

Hampton Inn (SECOND NIGHT AT THIS HOTEL)

Monday, August 24th (Rutland, VT to Concord, NH. 202 miles)

 

Hampton Inn Concord/Bow
515 South St.
Bow, NH. 03304
(603)224-5322


Tuesday, August 25th (Concord, NH to Binghamton, NY. 382 miles)



Hampton Inn Binghamton/Johnson City
630 Field St.
Johnson City, NY 13790
(607)729-9125