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    Hi, I need to drive from Altoona to New York in a few weeks and am looking for a good scenic route through the Alleghenies, preferebly with some nice mountain scenery and/or farm scenery. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the RoadTrip America Forum!

    Pennsylvania's roads are interesting in that they almost all tend to curve from Southwest to Northeast due to the mountains. That said, there are a lot of options. I've had good luck on US-209 through the center of the state and up along the Delaware Water Gap.

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    You could take I-99 northeast out of Altoona, this will turn back into US-220. This will go through State College and up to I-80. I-80 is quite scenic, you can take that all the way to Stroudsburg where you can pick up US-209 up through the Delaware Water Gap. To get to NYC, take I-84 to NY-17 to the Thruway.

    If you wanted to stay off 80 for a while, you can take Alt-220 through Milesburg, it turns into PA-150, you can take that to Loch Haven, then 220 to Williamsport. From there, you could just wing it, or take I-180 back down to 80.

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    Default Day trip

    Do you only have one day to make the trip, or do you have a couple of days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass Tim View Post
    Do you only have one day to make the trip, or do you have a couple of days?
    I'm planning to head from Altoona out to NYC in 1 day but I'm returning the following week so I could possibly do some sightseeing in both directions. Thanks for all the tips.

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    Fastest route (99/220/80) is 280 miles - about 5 hours. This gives you some time to get off the beaten path, but not enough to take secondary roads all the way. Getting off 80 on 209 through the water gap as I described makes it about 6.5 hours. Going through Loch Haven and Williamsport is pushing it close to 8 hours.

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