Friday, September 25, 2020

Fall Foliage Road Trips in Northeast USA: Route 6 Is Glorious




Are you ready to hit the road? Right about now, we all are!

US Route 6 runs through 4 Northeast US States - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. You'll find road tripping ideas for each of these states on this Getaway Mavens guide to Fall Foliage Road Trips. 


Yes, we've all been cooped up for too long! So, be sure to mask up, keep social distance, and stay in your Covid Bubble while on the road. There's a big world out there to explore. 


Monday, August 13, 2018

Western Wildfires Effect US Route 6 - Utah

FROM KSL.COM: 

The Coal Hollow Fire, burning 15 miles southeast of Spanish Fork, forced officials to close U.S. Highway 6 and evacuate Diamond Fork Canyon Sunday evening.
U.S. Highway 6 is closed in both directions from Diamond Fork Road to Tucker, Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon tweeted. Officials expect the road to remain closed through the night.
Officials also evacuated Diamond Fork Canyon after the fire crossed Highway 6. The evacuations are expected to last until at least Monday, Cannon said.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Gary Hunter, Director of Ohio Route 6 Association, Touts "Historic Highway"

Downtown Cleveland OH

News of US Route 6 is gathering steam in many of the 14 States through which the 3,204 mile road passes (formerly 3, 652). Here's the latest from Ohio:

From Ohio's Fremont News Messenger:


"Gary Hunter, executive director of the nonprofit Ohio U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, spoke to a group of 30 people Monday at Birchard Library about the road and efforts made by his group to publicize U.S. 6 and the communities connected by the highway." 


Read the rest of the article by Daniel Carson HERE

Museum of Carousel Art and History, Sandusky OH

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bill advances to restore U.S. 6 as Grand Army of the Republic Highway

US Route 6 was deemed "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" in 1953. Forgotten for so long, there seems to be new interest in its designation, as reported in THIS Desert News Utah article. 



Friday, July 14, 2017

Goat Trail (Route 6) Along the Hudson River in NY Closed for Repairs this Week

FYI From the Local Patch to All Route 6 Travelers

The Goat Trail, also known as Bear Mountain Bridge Road, which is also both US Route 6 and State Route 202, will be closed Tuesday through Thursday. Crews will be performing maintenance on the narrow, twisting road between Route 9D (at the Bear Mountain Bridge) and Route 9 (Annsville Circle).

The work is scheduled to be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily July 18 - 20, 2017. 
Follow the posted detour, but expect delays and plan accordingly.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ashland NE in Numismatic (Money) News

This is what happens when a currency expert and historian, with a penchant for antique bank buildings, finds an awesome one - in an unlikely place. In this case - Ashland, Nebraska, on US Route 6. Read the complete article HERE.

Classic Ashland bank survives
By Mark Hotz
June 30, 2017

For this month’s article, I perused my file of vintage photos of national banks for one that was both appealing and still standing. More often that not, an attractive national bank that existed in 1920 no longer stands in its small town. I was rewarded when I looked at Ashland, Neb., a town we will visit this month.

Ashland is a small city in Saunders County, smack-dab in the center of the eastern part of the state. Saunders County was established by an 1856 act of the Nebraska Territorial Legislature and later organized in 1866; its boundaries were redefined in 1858.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Route 6 Tap House: Well-Reviewed "Watering Hole" on NY's Route 6, Mahopac

The Route 6 Tap House in Mahopac NY

It's rare for a restaurant directly on US Route 6 to be celebrated. But Westchester (NY) Magazine calls the Route 6 Tap House, Mahopac NY, a "Beer Bar worth crossing the county for." Read the rest of the review HERE.  Happy Travels!