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You must be a glutton for punishment. I spent many vacations in those hills as a kid. Catskills, Alleganies, et alia. There is a reason the Eire Canal was put where it was. It took the only vaguely flat route East to West between Maine and Georgia. The first car to drive coast to coast also took that route.
Also, you do not need to send away for the maps. I have links to the state DOT site where you can download Route 17 (east-west route near the Pennsylvania border), Route 5 (E-W near the Eire Canal), and Route 9 ( N-S New York City to Canada). Check my bike map routes thread in the advocacy forum.
Adventure Cycling, formerly Bikecentennial, has routes through New York that do include camping and support details.
Last edited by ken cummings; 01-29-06 at 08:13 PM.