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    VT/NY: Upstate NY and VT Drives

    In the Adirondacs or Green Mountains, or maybe you would like to be? I moved back up from FL to VT in June 2004 and retraced a favorite path through upstate NY that every WRX enthusiast must drive. It was fun going southbound in 2001 in my '97 Eclipse GS-T, but in 2004 going northbound in an '02 WRX it was downright breathtaking. Check out this map:

    http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?cs...resize=s&mag=6

    Basically When on I-87, take the Lake George exit, and head through the sleepy tourist town of Lake George on 9. Once through the town, you come to a fork - TAKE 9N north.

    Once on 9N, you will be exposed to some of the most scenic and exciting drives anywhere. About half way through the 20-mile drive toward the town of Hague, you will start a short mountain climb and descent with switchbacks and chicanes will put your heart in your throat.

    The only possible drawback to this drive is slow-moving traffic, but fortunately with planning you can avoid it by taking the drive in the very early or late morning. Still, if you drive like I do, it doesn't matter when you go - just wind up your turbo and pass on the double yellow.

    Pass this on to those that desire good drives - and I am always ready to hear about more sweet roads up here in VT and Northern NY. Stay fast!

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    Post Better Map

    If you want a better look at the Lake George area, try this link instead:

    http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/i/mapWarrenLg.jpg

    Sorry about the previous crappy link.

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    I've never been to the Lake George area, but spent my whole childhood going camping in the central Adirondacks. Rt. 28 is a great drive - very scenic. However, it can get pretty clogged with slow-moving RVs sometimes.

    Hopefully I'll be able to afford a WRX soon and outfit it with a skid plate and additional lighting to do some dirt road exploring. There's a lot of roads out there that rarely see a driver.

    Keep safe and have fun!

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    my family has a camp in Hague. If you take 9 up the mountain it is pretty rad. I don't recommend it at night though. THere are a ridiculous amount of deer. Take route 8 too for a great ride. It intersects with 87 so you can jump on that and head to whereever you are going.

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    Check out the drive from Warrensburg to Tupper Lake sometime. Rt 28 to Rt 30. beautiful drive with some nice twisties.

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    Rt. 8 has its moments especially out by Johnsburg. 28 is nice as well but I havnt triend the 9N business yet. Actually didnt realize it was there. When I get my scoobie up there again Ill be sure to head up there.

    Ive got a place in Chestertown(up 28 from Warrensburg) and it has some nice roads up there, and 8 can be fun around there too.
    Dan- 2004 PSM 5spd

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