Regional Rollercoaster Trip I – The Northeast

      This series will take rollercoaster aficionados on regional road trips to the best rollercoasters of the USA.
      The Northeastern road trip begins around Boston, MA. Take Interstate 93 North to Salem, NH (about 35 miles) to visit Canobie Lake, a waterpark and amusement park which features several coasters.
      From Salem, get back onto I-93 North to Concord, NH, then north on Interstate 89 into Vermont. Just over the state line, take Rte 4 West toward Rutland, VT and beyond, into New York state. Continue on Rte 4 to Rte 149 west, then north on Interstate 87 to Lake George, NY, where you can visit Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom (The Comet and Canyon Blaster), another large amusement park. (Distance = About 190 miles)
     From Lake George, travel South on I-87 to Interstate 90 East toward Massachusetts. Continue eastward on I-90 to Interstate 91 South, to Agawam, MA, the home of Six Flags New England(Superman Ride of Steel, Mind Eraser, Flashback, etc)(Distance = 145 miles) 
     After your visit, take I-91 South to Interstate 95 South toward New York City, then South on Interstate 278 into Brooklyn, then left onto the Belt Parkway to Coney Island, one of America’s first amusement parks. The rollercoaster here is a nostalgic look back to an earlier time. (Distance = 150 miles)
     Next, proceed West on I-278 across Staten Island and into New Jersey, then take Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike) South, then pick up the Garden State Parkway South to Interstate 195 West to exit 16 A, Jackson, NJ, to visit Six Flags, Great Adventure (El Toro & Nitro). (Distance = approximately 60 miles).
    Total mileage for this regional road trip is approximately 580 miles.


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