We're planning to bike from Arlington (a suburb of Boston) to New Paltz this fall. We thought we'd use the Atlantic Coast route, but we're having trouble finding hotels/motels along that route at the right distances. We're not set up to camp at this time, unfortunately.
We thought that as an alternative we would stay in Massachusetts until closer to Canaan, Ct., but then there's the problem of crossing the Connecticut River. Also, we have the Rubels Western Mass map coming to us this week, but they don't seem to make a Central Mass map anymore which is making the route planning more of a challenge than I'd hoped. I'd love to hear from anyone who has suggestions for bike routes that go further north than the Atlantic Coast route, or if you know of a decent place to stay, not too expensive, generally near Stafford Springs, Ct.
thanks! this is my first long ride, and I'm really looking forward to it!