Are there any other options?
What do others do?
Your choices from Allentown are roughly 100 miles at interstate speeds or roughly 75 miles at PA backroad speeds.
Should be able to do Allentown to Knoebels via the highways in under 1 1/2 hours.
I would think flying to Avoca (Wilkes-Barre Scranton) would be comparably priced to flying to HBG or LVI (Lehigh Valley). But you never know when you might be able to get a good deal. Did you check Newark-- Ok they still consider that NYC-- but it's a good hour closer than JFK.
One advantage to HBG or LVI is that you could work in a Sunday trip to either Hershey or Dorney on the way back.
You wimps just can't hack it.
You're right. In my world, 35 is a waist size, not a speed limit. ;)
I lived in Allentown for two years, and can proudly say I never traveled those 'country roads' to Knoebels.
Seriously though, Streets and Trips backs all of our Allentown estimates:
Using interstate roads (476-80) - 98.4 miles, 1h 22m
Using the 'shortest route' (309-54) - 67.8 miles, 1h 57m
Using custom route (78-61-54) - 75.9 miles, 1h 50m
For additional reference the other suggestions in this thread (all assume the 'fastest route' over the 'shortest route' which usually means interstate highways as opposed to the less beaten path):
From JFK (NYC) - 194.5 miles, 2h 53m
From EWR (Newark) - 154.3 miles, 2h 25m
From AVP (Wilkes Barre) - 63.2 miles, 59m
From IPT (Williamsport) - 51.2 miles, 48m
From PHL (Philly) - 152.3 miles, 2h 6m
*** Edited 8/22/2005 7:43:47 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***
A; Any way you can! ;)
BTW, Gonch, does your interstate estimate go all the way to the park (487 or 42 to 487)? I'd think driving from 80 to the park would take 15 minutes or so by itself.
One more thing... unless you're really in a hurry, the first weekend of October will be a really nice time for leaf-watching in northeastern PA, not the peak, but still pretty nice.
You mean we're really supposed to be driving 35? :)
RGB, who'll give you all the shortcuts you need to navigate your way from Allentown to Elysburg.
It has you getting off I-80 at exit 232 at the 1 hour and 11 minute mark with the last 8.0 miles taking 11 minutes.
(Now that I really look at it, they seem to be assuming a speed of about 76 mph on the highways - so keep that in mind and compare to your own driving habits)
My PPP checklist is almost complete. We got the day clear from work. The campsite reserved. Now All I need is to figure out a costume and make the three hour trek from South Jersey :)
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