New Jersey motorcycle rides


Enlarged section of panaramic view below, from High Point New Jersey by Famartin
Enlarged section of panaramic view below, from High Point New Jersey by Famartin

High Point State Park - Wikipedia photo. See the original panaramic shot here.

"2014-08-28 16 34 01 Full 360 degree panorama from High Point, New Jersey" by Famartin - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

"Want to feel like you’re king of the world? Head up to New Jersey’s highest point, the aptly named High Point State Park. At 1,800 feet, the views from here of the Kittatinny Mountains are spectacular, but for a real bird’s-eye view, climb the more than 200 stairs to the top of High Point Monument. It’s even more impressive when cool fall weather paints the area with crimson, gold and plum-colored leaves.

The park is also one of the most popular hiking spots in the state, with more than 50 miles of well-marked and maintained trails, not to mention portions of the famous Appalachian Trail."

http://www.visitnj.org/city/high-point-state-park


"High Point, in Montague, Sussex County, New Jersey, in the Skylands Region, is the highest elevation in the state at 1,803 feet (550 m). It is southeast of Port Jervis, New York. High Point is the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains. Three states – New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania – can be seen from the top.

At the peak is the High Point Monument, a 220-foot (67 m) obelisk, built in 1930 as a war memorial." "The mountain is in the 14,193 acre (57 km²) High Point State Park. Route 23 skirts the park and carries visitors from the New Jersey suburbs and from points in New York State. The park is administered by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry."

"To the south the Appalachian Trail follows a rocky ridge which offers many scenic views of the valleys and mountains surrounding the area. To the north, the trail drops off the ridge through hemlock gorges into former agricultural fields with a view of the surrounding countryside and the High Point Monument in the distance."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Point_%28New_Jersey%29

 

Backroads are waiting an hour from "the city". This route has easy access from I-287, I-80, and I-84 near Port Jervis, NY. (see larger map). 

 

Here's a 73 mile loop near the Delaware River which also includes Blairstown. Historic Dingmans Bridge is along that 73 mile loop.

Google Maps photo from Dingmans Bridge over the Delaware River
Google Maps photo from Dingmans Bridge over the Delaware River

Near our route in New York State are Harriman SP, and Bear Mountain SP. "

"The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting."

http://nysparks.com/parks/13/details.aspx


Drive to the top of Bear Mountain via the Perkins Memorial Drive for 360-degree views of the Hudson River Valley. ©www.myharriman.com

The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November,

"View from Bear Mountain overlooking Hudson River". The original uploader was Mwanner at English Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Mountain_State_Park

2015 Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain NY
2015 Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain NY

This beautiful roadside cascade is just off our route below, on a dirt road, at 299 Brook Rd.  See the original Google photo here.

The Garden State Girls could ride this route, near the New Jersey side of the Delaware River.  It's 56 miles west of Nutley, NJ.  See Google map.


Our Pennsylvania ride (map below) is just across the river.

Click the map to enlarge it

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Here's another nearby ride from our Pennsylvania rides page.