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Chester to Frenchtown + ADD NEW ROUTE


6   in New Jersey New Jersey31 Miles

By Bill Morris
on November 1, 2007

4.1out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

This route is easy to find and follow. Just start in either Frenchtown or Chester and take County Road 513 (AKA Route 24) between them. Refer to the online map above.

Scenery

Take any point along this road for a trek through some of Jersey's best rolling terrain-rivers and streams cross at many points, rock outcroppings, pastures, horse country and various valleys adorn the route. A You can't go wrong at ANY point along 513 or what crosses it...go get lost!!

Road Quality

Dual lane, passing zones common, good twisties and straights. Road is crowned but not banked in most spots.

Roadside Amenities

Not too many chains to grab a bite at but plenty of gas and local joints to get chow. It is Jersey, after all. The route also, it passes right by Voorhees State Park ... you may want to check that out as it includes picnic, two scenic overlooks, and trails.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on November 19, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport

We went from french town to 519 toward the allamuchy mountains !!! great views . tranquility lake was a beu !!! best reastaurant long valley !! voorhees park great ! enjoy .. we came from Toms River < nj .. Cindy And Henry 2010.. live to ride ..

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By Guest
on July 22, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great ride! If you do it on a Sunday, a neat destination nearby is Van Sant Airport across the river in Erwinna, PA. It's a neat grass airstrip where they pull up sailplanes and fly neat old stuff. Lots of folks show up in classic bikes, cars, and trucks.

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By Guest
on July 16, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

New Jersey has an unbelievable amount of historic farmland and colonial towns; this route takes you through just a handful of those places. I altered the route to a loop for those who live locally (near Peapack/Gladstone/Chester, Somerville, etc.) and you can see the exact route here: http://www.geodistance.com/?id=0
In addition to the great roads, on this altered route you'll ride alongside a couple of rivers and streams on narrow empty backroads, see countless colonial farmhouses and historic buildings, pass under a beautiful large stone arch, and end up right back in Chester where you started.
What a great ride!

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By Guest
on October 5, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Standard

Great ride. Most ~50 mph. Stop for breakfast in Frenchtown. There's "motorcycle only" parking. Continue over the bridge into PA and head either north or south on 32.

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By Guest
on June 3, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

This is a solid and fun ride. To get there from any point east (Millburn., Springfield, etc.) take the 78 to Clinton and go north or south, (avoid 24/510 via Morristown at all cost, traffic is bad there and signage truly awful--if your sense of direction is as bad as mine, you will find yourself in some really weird neighborhoods in Mo-town). Once you're on the 513, it's just a blast, lots of twisties, scenery great, road in good condition. In a slight variation of the route from Chester to Frenchtown described above, I took the 615 south from Pittstown, which has even less traffic. From 615 take a right on Route 12 and hook back into 513. Loved it.

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