Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:20 PM
I have allways taken State Route 4 to Route 2 to US 250, but as I was surfing the websites to get some time idea from Toledo I noticed that they suggest taking 4 all the way to Monroe/1st St. Have I been taking the wrong road for years or is google and mapquest wrong?
Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:27 PM
going from Cincy? or what?
From Cincy I'd take 75 to bowling green and take 20 east to rt 6 to the park.
Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:12 PM
^Toledo, I plan on taking the Turnpike to the Route 4 exit.
Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:14 PM
Why the turnpike? Take rt 2 or 20 can't remember which. It's mainly highway and no tolls and goes over the entrance of sandusky bay
Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:30 PM
I'd say route 4 is the way to go, 250 is a mess and you avoid all the traffic. Plus the 4 leading into or out of Sandusky is pretty much 50MPH+ all the way.
Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:37 PM
^^Unfortunatly I live in Perrysburg (sorry about not mentioning this sooner its a bad habit of mine to just say what metro area Im in,) so getting to Route 2 involves me going through downtown Toledo, and its not really worth it when the turnpike is 2 exits down. Once I get off though, whats the best way to go.
^Thanks Joe, Ill try it this Saturday.
*** Edited 10/13/2006 1:38:09 AM UTC by Touchdown***
Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:22 PM
Hey Touchdown! TP to 4 probably is your best bet from Perrysburg as far as I know. Just stay on 4 into Sandusky and turn right Monroe (east) and follow the CP signs. It turns into another street about a mile from the CP causeway, but I can't remember the name, but this street ends at the causeway near all the CP dorms north of McDonalds. I take 6 from BG to Tiffin St. to Monroe and it seems to be the fastest route that I have tried, and I have tried every one I can think of. Hope this helps...Good luck!
Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:38 PM
Been coming in from thew west for over 20 years. Route 4 is definitly the way to go.
Saves you a lot of hassle over 250 and the toll is negligible from Toledo versus the slow and tenous route of SR 2.
L. Kris Allen
Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:48 PM
Rte. 4 actually runs north/south, but yeah take that and it runs into Rte. 6. Turn right on Rte. 6 and it's about a mile down on your left.
Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:06 PM
Thanks a lot everyone, I plan on taking that road a lot over the next four years and this will help a lot. Im really looking forward to Saturday, I had a lot of fun a few years ago when I went to CP on a Sunday of Halloweekends, but didnt get to experience the night attractions.
Im also looking forward to getting that Maxx Pass for next year, allthough on a somewhat bittersweet note this will be my last coaster run of the year; Football rules the fall for me which severely cuts down on my riding time once that starts. However, fortunatly, unlike the Big Ten teams, Notre Dame has the wisdom to play over Thanksgiving so they can have a bye week in October which allways allows me weekend a year to do a halloween event :).
Friday, October 13, 2006 10:07 AM
Rt 4 all the way to 1st is definitely faster than 4->2->250. The "official" directions route you over the latter because 4->1st can't even come close to handling all the Point's traffic.
Friday, October 13, 2006 11:25 AM
I haven't taken route 2 since they closed 280 for the bridgework, instead opting for the turnpike to route 4 straight into Sandusky. (I agree with Brian that it's preferable than taking 4->2->250). In fact, I'm beginning to like this route much better, even with the toll, and may continue once 280 opens again.
Prior to the 280 bridge work, I'd take 2 from Oregon to route 6. I avoid 250 as often as possible.
Friday, October 20, 2006 1:46 AM
Have you ever used local live before. If I was to take all the main highways from London ON to CP it would take me about six hours. Local Live has cut my travel time to five hours. When using local live, I suggest only taking the back roads that are straight and non-stop (oviously ;)) I think local live is great and very, very useful. Try it out.
Friday, October 20, 2006 1:54 AM
You can also zoom right in and get birds eye views of Cedar Point. Someone on CB gave that one to me. Very cool.