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5   in New York New York15 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Seven Lakes Drive

By skyken
on August 8, 2014

4.8out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Enter 7 Lakes Drive from Sloatsburg, NY Rt 17 or from Bear Mountain Parkway Circle at Bear Mountain Bridge.

Scenery

This ride takes 7 Lakes Drive through this NY State park and is about 25 miles from NYC mid-town. The road was resurfaced last year and is smooth and calming ride. Watch out for the bicycle riders. they have a bad habit of riding side by side into the lane causing cars and bikes to move out into the lane to avoid them. this causes a very dangerous situation. The bicycle riders don't seem to care. So, beware. Otherwise this is the best of rides. Trees, mountains, lakes.

Road Quality

This road is one 15 mile across the park with some curves and a few round a bouts. It has open men's and woman's room at the 7 mile mark.
(important to some riders!)

Roadside Amenities

No restaurants or food stops. But, hey its only 15 miles.

Additional Info

Take a camera or just enjoy the view. This ride is great on a Sunday morning, early followed up with breakfast at Rhodes Road House in Sloatsburg, NY or in Cold Springs many little breakfast stops.

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By NS0229
on September 10, 2014 5 out of 5 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

A truely exceptional road! I've gone in the summer during some of the hottest days and being under lots of shade makes the experience relieving. Going down 7 lakes drive itself is a calming route with beautiful scenery with lakes galore. Lots of places to stop and smell the roses. I have a particular route that i am in love with:
once you reach the end of 7 lakes dr. and hit rt 17, turn north (right) for several miles until you reach a traffic light in front of an overpass. A sign should say "harriman state park." Take the exit left which will bring you to that aforementioned overpass. turn right and you'll be greeted with miles of good surfaced twisties filled with hairpins, increasing/decreasing radius turns all while weaving through more beautiful lakes. eventually youll hit a traffic circle that crosses the original Seven Lakes drive. Take the second exit so that you essentially bisect 7 lakes dr. and continue in a straight direction. This next road is a bit more technical however still a great surface and good fun even if you're doing the speed limit. this road will take you to palisades pkwy, which you will take north. go north until you hit exit 16 on the left side and stay right at the fork right after (Tiorati Brook Rd.) This road is equally twisty and technical, still a great surface, and shadows a brook the whole way. eventually you will hit the first traffic circle you encountered in the beginning or 7 lakes drive (with the picnic area on the right if your going south) and that will complete your loop! my favorite ride in the hudson valley so far and encourage everyone in the area to try it out. safe riding!

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By Jtoke
on September 21, 2014 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is nice road, great Sunday afternoon drive. You do have to watch out for bicycles, they pay attention to others on the road.approached from 17, and continued on to RT6 which was very twisty, and then onto RT9.

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By 11201ny
on July 4, 2016 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Moto Guzzi

Motorcycle Type

One of the nicest NY rides

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By DanielDaniel
on September 25, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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By Charles Peterson
on June 23, 2016 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year '07

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Perkins Memorial Drive to scenic Bear Mountain is accessed via northeastern's Seven Lakes Parkway, is a must do option. The 3-mile Drive has several roadside viewpoints on the way to the 1,284' summit. The eastern face of the mountain overlooks the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge. To the south, from the historical 40' tall-stone-lookout at the summit, wintering bald-eagles at nearby Iona Island and New York City's skyline 20-miles away, can be seen on a clear day.

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By papafern
on January 16, 2016 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 05

Motorcycle Make Honda Silver Wing

Motorcycle Type Other

The classic I need to get the F%uck out of the city ride. This is usually my 1st ride out of the city in Spring with Bear Mountain and side roads.

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