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post #1 of 15 Old 08-15-2011, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Places to stay in Green Mountains, White Mountains?

Next month I'm planning my fist trip on my new Wee. Heading north from NJ I'm hoping to ride up through NY state and head over the the Green Mountains in VT. From there over to the White Mountains and Mt Washington in NH and from there (depending on time and weather) maybe over into Maine before returning to NJ. Might get as far as Acadia.

Probably mostly riding on paved roads in the National Forests. This is a solo trip so I won't be doing much (if any) riding on dirt roads. Self recovery isn't fun in case of an accident and I'm no longer young enough to think that hauling a bike out of the mud and pushing it a few miles is fun (or even possible...).

Just wondering if anyone has any favorite (simple, cheap) motels in the Green and White mountains area (should such things exist). All I need is a roof and a bed, nothing fancy! Well, maybe a TV too. I know the Acadia area quite well, so I'm OK there for cheap motels and campgrounds.

I'll probably bring along a small tent and would consider camping as long as it's not raining. I think I get wetter lying in this tent than riding the bike when it rains!

Any comments on the roads in the Green/White mountains area would also be welcome. I've never ridden or driven there before.
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-15-2011, 04:41 AM
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I know the Acadia area quite well, so I'm OK there for cheap motels and campgrounds.
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Camping in the Green Mtn National Forest

BobA:

Green Mountain Shooter here. If you are planning on heading up into the Northern half of the GMNF I can suggest lots of places to camp at no charge. I live in the Mad River Valley and am very familiar with the camping along Route 100 from Rochester, VT to Warren, VT. If you are traveling along the Western flank of the Green Mountains I can check my maps and perhaps make suggestions as well. Send me a PM if this is your planned route.

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I live jsut south of N. Conway, NH. If you are looking to spend a night in the conway area I would stay at this place. Let me know if your looking for some rides while here.

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Thanks for the tips so far. I suspect the smaller, cheaper motels probably don't get listed on the usual big travel sites and may not even have a web page. Makes them hard to find before a trip!
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There is no shortage of places to stay in the North Country. Bring your Credit Card, your tent and stop worrying about it. If you can't find a cheap motel. You can find a campground.

I've found that if you stop for dinner at a local place and ask someone where there is a decent cheap motel they all know where it is. Sometimes they will explain to you the price per hour... That usually is a hint not to go there

When I'm out and about, I hate picking a place too far in advance. It limits my ability to just take a right and see where that road goes. Also, it makes me either push a bit further or pull up a bit early.

I tend to start looking for something a few hours before I'm going to stop. To each his own though. Most important is to go and enjoy yourself.

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post #8 of 15 Old 08-20-2011, 06:12 PM
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I'm in southern VT right on RT100. Near the Mass,NH and NY borders.Green Mountain National Forest is right here, some inexpensive campsites, lean to's etc. Depending on when you're here the hotel I work at would be perfect for you. PM me if ya want. I'd love to meet someone who rides a Strom. I've only seen the one I hope to purchase in the showroom. Drooling, waiting for BRC in Sept.

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Smuggler's Notch State Park has a very nice campground in VT. It's very clean, quiet and well run. Also tons of nice riding to be done in the area. I'll be staying there the weekend of the Sept 23 and attending the Stowe Oktoberfest.

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A lot of campgrounds have lean-to's. Is that an option?

We've stayed a few times at the state campground on Mount Sunapee. Sites are roomy, most have lean-to's, water faucets nearby but no showers. $23-29 per night.

Red Roof Inn in Loudon NH is cheap especially if you have triple A. NHMS is just up the road. There are several relatively inexpensive hotels in Concord NH as well.

There are a number of inexpensive hotels on Rt 7 just South of Burlington VT. Most of them are bad and I don't recommend a single one of them.

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