Thanks for all the input. Several points made to consider. The northern route is 200+ miles longer, but perhaps worth it given that I will likely not be up there again real soon. Not a real good reason, but my better half wants to make a return visit to Betty's Pies, which would put us on the north side anyway.
Another question I would ask.....
I haven't been to Canada since I lived in NH. Used to go all the time. That was before 9/11. Just how much of a hassle is it to cross the border (either way) now, especially pulling a trailer?
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