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Need Help Getting to Topton, PA from Baltimore

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Broadside, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. Broadside

    Broadside

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me the fastest route from Baltimore, MD to Topton, PA for the GSSF match this weekend. I looked at MapQuest, but it says I should get off somewhere in York and then take what look like back roads. Does anyone know if it would be faster to just go up to Harrisburg on Interstate 83 and take Interstate 78? Please note that I don't know anything about Pennsylvania.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DannyR

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    I-83/I-78 would be the fastest way there and back. I think they intersect just north of Harrisburg.
     

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    Thank you, DannyR!
     
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    Come north on 83. Go through Harrisburg & take 283 North. It splits in about 5/6 miles take a right at split- 81/78 east( the left is rte 81 west, duh). About 20 Miles east of Harrisburg, past Indian Town Gap, 81 shoots north on the left & 78 goes straight. Topton is south of 78 about 60 miles east.;a ;a ;a ;P
     
  5. statsman

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    Ok I'm an idjit [ missed the note about valid file types - sigh ]

    here's the directions as calculated by Street Atlas 8.0 - the gory details transitioning from 81 to 78 are just that - follow the signs to 78 East [ There's lots of gas stations around there also - usually cheaper than MD. - Times are based upon 55MPH [ HAHAHAAHAHAAHA!!!]

    I'm leaving Friday AM - so if you pass a burned out tracker w/MD plates, you know there's something wrong with the directions - ;)

    Good luck

    statsman
     
  6. statsman

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    Here's better directions for next year:

    Route to Topton From Baltimore
    695 [ west/North] to

    I83 North Exit 5 mile 15 [ left exit ]
    I83 North

    I83 Exit 20 mile 41 [ in PA ]

    I81 North [ Gas is usually cheaper on the 83/81 run Look for Hess to be the cheapest ] Gas in
    Topton was also very cheap - a few miles south on Rt222 it was 3 cents cheaper ]

    I78 East [ watch for signs - I78 does connect directly to I81 ]

    I78 Exit 40A - go south on SR49/Krumsville Rd.


    Left on to Zettlemoyer Rd
    Left on to Wessner Rd

    Right on Long Lane Rd becomes Topton Rd

    Topton becomes N Main St
    Right on W Franklin St
    Right on N Home Ave
    Left on E Weis St becomes Main St
    Look for big Yellow Sign
    [ Looks like a big yellow dot from a distance ] on the right
    Right on Tina Ln drive slowly to end of TIna Ln - club is at the end of the road

    This is about 2h45m from Baltimore. Your mileage may vary!

    Hotels:

    The Lincoln [ $60/night 2 people ] - Run by a very nice lady
    In Kutztown [ Kutztown Rd. & 222 - Literally ]
    Nice restaurant right next door - TC's - good food - nice staff
    To the hotel:
    Turn left out of Tina Ln on to Main St.
    Follow main street for approx. 15mins. [ you go thru 2 little towns ] until you see a bank on
    your right - Turn Right at the bank [ called Main St. ( there are Main St.'s EVERYWHERE)
    Main becomes Noble [ look at the street signs as you go] cross the railroad tracks.

    Nobel "T"s in Kutztown (lights) at Kutztown Rd. - turn left - go thru town and JUST before you would
    get on 222 - you will see the restaurant on your left - get in the left turn lane -
    turn left - watch for the stop sign!!!! - the hotel is dead ahead.
     
  7. statsman

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    oops

    Just spotted an error in the above directions - it's LEFT on Franklin - NOT right - sorry

    statsman