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Virginia to New England, March 2006

A February 2006 trip to United States by jmhook

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Photo, Chincoteague Island, Virginia More Photos
Quote: We went north for Spring Break. This was our second RCI trip, as new RCI members this year. We wanted to see a little history, and some snow.

Quarters

Hotel | "The Quarters"

Quarters Photo, Lake George, New York
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Best Things Nearby:Assateague Island http://www.nps.gov/asis/Best Things About the Resort:It was really nice to be in walking distance to the beach and grocery store.Resort Experience:http://www.defenderresorts.comWhen we got to the resort building, there was a message that the office was located at a shopping mall nearby. It would have b...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Quarters
12108 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, Maryland 21843
(410) 250-3766

Eagle Village

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Hotel | "Eagle Village at Tamiment Resort"

Eagle Village Photo, Tamiment, Pennsylvania
Quote:
Best Things Nearby:There is a lake nearby on the resort property.Best Things About the Resort:It is secluded in the country.Resort Experience:When RCI gave us directions from the interstate, and then to "follow resort signs at Bushkill", I should have asked for more clarification. There were signs to Tamiment Resort when reaching Bushkill, and to follow Bushkill Falls Road, but that was it. After 4 miles we passed by a large reader-board for the Tamiment Golf Course and continued on the road thinking that could not have been it. We turned around 10 minutes later when there was no sign of civilization. The Golf Course sign was the resort! We tried to c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Eagle Village
Bushkill Falls Road
Tamiment, Pennsylvania 18371
(570) 588-6652

Friar Tuck Resort, Spa and Convention Center

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Hotel | "Nottingham Village at Friar Tuck"

Friar Tuck Resort Photo, Catskill, New York
Quote:
Best Things Nearby:The best things nearby are the Catskill Mountains and skiing at Hunter Mountain.Best Things About the Resort:The best things about this resort are its tranquility at the foot of the Catskill Mountains and its amenities. We enjoyed the large indoor heated swimming pool, the biggest hot tub I've ever seen, sauna, steam room, spa and salon, fitness room, game room, store, restaurant, and bar.Resort Experience:http://www.friartuck.com/The timeshare units (Village) are in separate two-story buildings from the main resort and require a vehicl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Friar Tuck Resort, Spa and Convention Center
4858 Route 32
Catskill Mountains, New York 12414
(800) 832-7600

Village of Loon Mountain

Hotel | "Village of Loon Mountain Lodges"

Quote:
Best Things Nearby:Loon Mountain is just across the street for skiing.Best Things About the Resort:We liked the many amenities that come with this resort: indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, game room, and video rental. We couldn't use the playground and other outdoor amenities with all the snow in March.Resort Experience:http://www.villageofloon.com/ It was cold, in the teens, when we visited in March, with a little bit of snow on the ground. This was a very nice place to stay. We were on the second floor. There are no elevators. Our two-bedro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Village of Loon Mountain
Route 112/Kancamagus Scenic Byway
Lincoln 03251
(800) 228-2968

Country Village at Jiminy Peak Photo, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Quote:
Best Things Nearby:Everything you need is at this resort.Best Things About the Resort:Skiing and relaxing around the resort.Resort Experience:http://www.jiminy.com/It was cold, in the 20s°F, when we visited in March with a little bit of snow on the ground. The timeshare units are separated from the main resort units. They are 4-plex townhouses down the road, but within walking distance to the main resort and ski slopes. There is broadband wireless access in the lobby of the resort. This was a very nice and clean place to stay. There was a $45 housekeeping fee. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Country Village at Jiminy Peak
Corey Road
Hancock, MA

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Attraction | "Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge"

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Photo, Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Quote:
http://www.chincoteague.comhttp://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco/introduction.htmThere is a $10 admission to the National Wildlife Refuge, which was free when we visited, maybe because it was February.On our way to Ocean City, MD, we stopped at Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, which is on the Virginia side of the Assateague barrier island. There are a couple of hikes, but we took our toddler on the shortest up to the lighthouse ther...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
8065 Beach Road
Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336
(757) 336-6122

Assateague Island National Seashore

Attraction | "Assateague Island"

Assateague Island National Seashore Photo, Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Quote:
http://www.nps.gov/asis/

$10 admission

We stopped at Assateague Island, on the Maryland side of the barrier island, to see if we could find any wild ponies there. We did. There were several near the park road, which allowed us to view them in our car. We also saw some of the deer on the island. This stretch of road is part of the State Park, which is free. The National Park costs $10.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Assateague Island National Seashore
Route 175
Chincoteague, Virginia
(410) 641-1441

Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center

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Attraction | "Independence National Historic Park"

Inside Independence Hall Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Quote:
http://www.nps.gov/inde/http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com/http://www.gophila.com/Interstate 95 took us directly into the historic area, 6th Street, of Philadelphia. We parked a block away from the Liberty Bell Center. Normally you would have to go to the Independence Visitor Center to get tickets (which are free) for the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center
145 South 3rd St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 597 8974

Delaware Water Gap NRA

Attraction | "Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area"

Delaware Water Gap NRA Photo, Bushkill, Pennsylvania
Quote:
http://www.nps.gov/dewa/

http://www.nps.gov/applications/parks/dewa/ppMaps/DEWAmap1.pdf

This is a long stretch of land surrounding the Delaware River. We passed through it on our way to New York. We stopped at the Pocono Environmental Education Center to go on some educational hikes around the area. Much of the other park attractions were closed when we visited in March.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Delaware Water Gap NRA

Bushkil, Pennsylvania 18324
(570) 426-2452

Freedom Trail

Attraction

Freedom Trail Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
Quote:
http://www.massvacation.com/http://www.nps.gov/bost/You should not start this at the Boston National Historic Park Building on State Street, because that is somewhere in the middle of the tour. We entered Boston on Interstate 90, taking the Stuart/Charles St. exit to Boston Commons, where we used the underground parking. From there is the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, where we ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Freedom Trail
15 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 242-5642

Washington Crossing Historic Park Photo, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Quote:
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bhsm/toh/washington/washingtoncrossing.asp

We visited here outside Philadelphia, where General Washington led his troops across the Delaware River at night. There’s not a whole lot to see besides some historical buildings.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Hwy 32, River Road
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977
(215) 493-4076

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