Originally Posted by Stretcher
The Merritt Parkway in Connecticut doesn't allow trailers.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss. A few years ago when heading from DE to NH our GPS sent us to the Hutchinson River Parkway in NY and Merritt Parkway in lieu of congestion on I-95. I do believe I saw some signs indicating "no commercial vehicles" and "no tractor-trailers" but those signs didn't signal to me that my Scamp
would not be welcome.
That drive was pretty and pleasant, so it was our route of choice the last 3 years as we headed to or from NH to visit our son.
Last year, coming back, we passed a sign stating "no trailers" and it got me to wondering so I started trying to research NY DOT websites to figure out if camping trailers were prohibited, or if that sign was for tractor trailer rigs. The only prohibitions I could find in the NY websites all referred to tractor trailers and commercial vehicles, and mentioned if your truck was registered as a passenger vehicle you were OK. Still nothing in writing about camping trailers in NY so I was still in the dark.
Your mention of the Merritt Parkway caused me to look up CT rules
, and those were much easier to find. My Scamp
is not allowed on the Merritt Parkway, right there in black and white. Guess I'll stick to I-95 next month since I can only guess that NY has the same rule. I've been lucky so far and enjoyed the CT and NY Parkways, but no more. Probably just as well, since one of those low overpasses was too close to the height of our future lifted Escape