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Offline junction37

Cheap overnight covered accommodation for Leaf Peeping tour.
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:00:43 am »
I have also posted this topic in the New England section but I thought to spread the net a bit wider.

We (wife) are Brits and live across the pond.   
Can anyone please point me in the right direction to find information to work out the expected over night covered accommodation costs for a 3-4 week tour in New England to see the Fall Colours of the trees in New England.  We would fly into, and out, of Boston.
We tour on a tandem and in the past have cycled the Northern Tier and the North Star (starting from Seattle) both un-supported and camped along the way.   We are now in our late 60`s, creaking bones  and camping out in the cold and rain is becoming more of a test of endurance rather than an enjoyable experience.  On our way through Vermont and New Hampshire to Maine when we did the Northern Tier it was early August and it was already becoming cool/cold with damp nights/early mornings.
In addition, has anyone a recommended tour route for the above.   
Thanks.

Offline bktourer1

Re: Cheap overnight covered accommodation for Leaf Peeping tour.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 04:56:03 pm »
Look into Warmshowers.org for cyclists who host.  As far a routes, getthe Rubels bike maps for Mass.

Offline JayH

Re: Cheap overnight covered accommodation for Leaf Peeping tour.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 06:08:03 pm »
I have been told and it appears so that the Rubel bike maps for Massachusetts are no more. 

I second the warmshowers.org..   You used to be able to get NH maps free from the DOT but not sure anymore, same with Maine..

Jay

Offline reed523

Re: Cheap overnight covered accommodation for Leaf Peeping tour.
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 10:38:18 pm »
You might also post the question here http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/232-Northeast

Offline mucknort

Re: Cheap overnight covered accommodation for Leaf Peeping tour.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 03:15:49 pm »
  We are now in our late 60`s, creaking bones  and camping out in the cold and rain is becoming more of a test of endurance rather than an enjoyable experience. 
Another vote for warmshowers.org, we are on it and would love to host you for a night. As far as a route, the leaves start changing in the far north and then work their way south. Which means fall colors are at peak in Maine/Canada in early September and are peaking in Mass./Conn. in October some time. There are websites that track this progression every year. Regarding those creaking bones, you may want to plan more of your trip in Southern New England if you want to avoid more of the steep hills.

Offline junction37

Re: Cheap overnight covered accommodation for Leaf Peeping tour.
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 06:42:01 am »
Thankyou all.
I will look into Warm Showers and spread the net a bit wider by submitting a topic on the recommended website.

Our advancing years and creaking bones are more to do with camping out in bad weather with its attendant problems of mud, cooking under cover (or not), striking camp in the wet and pitching again with a wet tent, in wet conditons.  Finding covered accommodation each night will enable us to reduce the amount of kit we need to carry and therefore confident that hills will not be a problem.