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The New Jersey Skyline Drive + ADD NEW ROUTE


   in New Jersey New Jersey23 Miles

By Anonymous
on March 1, 2007

3.6out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Near Oakland in Bergen/Passaic county, take 287 to Skyline Drive/Exit #57. Take Skyline Drive north for about 5 miles and it will end by running into the Greenwood Lake Turnpike (Rt 511) ... here you want to make a right and take this road all the way to West Milford. Near West Milford the road name changes to Marshall Hill Rd. Continue on this road into West Milford and then you want to take Macopin Rd (Rt 693) south out of town and follow the signs to Germantown Road and your route is done when you hit Rt. 23. From Rt 23 you can go north to get to Sussex County or south to Wayne, NJ.

Scenery

Winding roads up and downhill. great scenery with woods and trees on both sides. Get to the reservoir and you have nice straight-aways and go thru small towns. Pass by Ringwood Manor State Park which features the Ringwood Manner House, Skylands Manor House and Botanical Garden, and hiking, picknicking, fishing, boating, hunting, etc.

Road Quality

Some construction near Ringwood and West Milford, otherwise very good.

Roadside Amenities

This route is near Skylands Manor botanical gardens. Also when you go thru Ringwood and West Milford out to Rt. 23 there are tons of fast food and restaurants to grab a bite at.

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 June 27, 2010 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport

Currently there is a part of the road chewed up for new pavement. It is a downhill part.....There are no warning signs on approach! IT STARTS ON A TURN!!!! PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THAT FIRST TURN INTO THAT CHEWED UP STRETCH.

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By Guest
on May 5, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great ride through a forested area and right next to the Wanaque Reservoir - one of my favorites. I agree with both posts - esp the Seven Lakes Drive, to Bear Mountain then onto 9W - this is really and amazing area to ride.

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By Guest
on July 5, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1986

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a very nice ride. I rode similar to the added comment. Instead of heading to Route 23. I headed through Greenwood Lake and then on to Sterling Forest. I headed south on 17A and turned onto 7 Lakes Drive. I followed it to Bear Mt. and took 9W back home. It was 2-1/2 hours round ttrip and really nice the whole way. Great suggestions.

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By Guest
on August 24, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Once Skyline Dr. Ends make a Rt and follow signs to Ringwood State Forest. Take it all the way out. make a Rt at the first light. It will put you in Sterling Forest. Take that to the end and make a left on to 17A. Take that to the end and follow sign for 210 which will take you around Greenwood lake. Make a left follow it out and it will bring you back to Skyline Dr.

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By COG-528
on September 22, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1995

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Concours

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

NJ's Skyline Drive runs from I-287 in Oakland to Greenwood Lake Turnpike aka County Route 511. It is a heavily traveled winding road with NO PASSING ZONES!!! This means one slow vehicle backs up everyone. Still on the rare occasion when traffic doesn't slow you down it is a nice ride. The downhill section that had been scarified has finally been repaved to smooth pavement again.

Greenwood Lake Turnpike from Ringwood to Greenwood Lake is a nice ride but also can have traffic to hold you up.

I consider these roads as a scenic route to get away from the suburban sprawl of NE New Jersey and out to the open roads that really allow me to enjoy my motors.

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By Guest
on June 8, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Good riding but be careful with road surface condition

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