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Clarks Valley Road to Peters Mountain Road + ADD NEW ROUTE


19   in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania40 Miles Miles

By Anonymous
on January 1, 2007

4.2out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start your route Tower City and take 325 southwest all the way to Dauphin, Pennsylvania. 325 will basically "T" into route 225 at which point you want to take a right (head north) on Rout 225/Peters Mountain Road. Take this over Peters Mountain and into the town of Halifax where you want to now switch to the last road, route 147/N. River Road and take that north for about 6 miles up to the route's end point - Millersburg.

Scenery

This road takes you past the DeHart Dam, which is the primary water supply for the city of Harrisburg, the state capitol. The first part of the route is a quiet, forested, lightly traveled road that travels through Pennsylvania "State Game Lands Number 210" and past Stony Mountain. It also drives past a corner of one of the sections of Weiser State Forest. Later in the route you'll pass over Peters Mountain and descend down and on to River Road N with hugs the Susquehanna River. So you'll travel through a nature preserve, over a mountain and along a river - not a bad combination!!!

If you are in or near Harrisburg, this is the nicest ride I know of in the area. It will take you about an hour to get from Tower City to Millersburg and you will get to enjoy a quiet, easy ride, a fun jaunt over Peters Mountain and a ferry ride across the Susquehanna River if the Raging Bull is running that day.!

Road Quality

Road quality is excellent, no surprises. The road runs fairly straight, no drastic curves; very relaxing. And, its ok to run it at 45-50 mph. Traffic is very light because this road is sparsely populated and begins and ends near small towns. When you get near Dauphin, you'll end up picking up Route 225 North (also known as Peters Mountain Road). Head north on route 225 for a very nice ride over Peters Mountain and take in the nice overlook at the top. Take it slow near the bottom on the north side as there is a nice hairpin curve. In Halifax you'll want to switch to Route 147/N. River Road and take that north up to the town of Millersburg (see the directions below).

Roadside Amenities

Amenities rating: Not much in terms of amenities on this route. The road starts in Tower City where we could not find a mom n' pop restaurant!

The first part of the route travels through a conservation area (State Game Lands Number 211), so there are no commercial businesses, only trees.

After you pass through the conservation area on 325 and switch to 225 heading north (see the directions below) you'll find the 3B ice cream stand just 1/10th mile north on route 225. Nice summertime treat before you go up over Peters Mountain.

When you get to the end of the route in Millersburg, make a memory; take a ride on the quaint Millersburg Ferry if its running. (Located on your left as you go thru town. Look for the sign or ask a local. It's not a big town.) $2.00 for a motorcycle, last time I checked. The river crossing will put you onto route 15, a busy 4 lane. Before crossing, grab lunch at the Millersburg Hotel on the south end of town.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on September 28, 2010 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1993

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

yes this is another fab route thru beautiful Central PA. i agree with the guy who recommended taking 443 to Gold Mine Road, then left to go back down 325 past Dehart Dam. i'll divert you from there to say make a right turn down past the Dam, and head up the mountain on Carsonville road. the Carsonville Hotel up there is a GREAT destination for lunch or supper, REALLY FANTASTIC, a family owned business who cater to the motorcycle community. they have a great back yard and beer garden out back. they even have a representation of the history of handguns on the wall behind the BAR! (they are closed on Mondays) from the hotel you can either go on past back into Halifax and pick up 225 back down to Dauphin OR take the back way down to Lykens, then take 209 down to Millersburg and pick up the ferry across the river, or again, go on down to Halifax and points south, eventually down to dauphin or Harrisburg. i give this route pretty much the highest rating, for pure scenery and road quality. other than the Carsonville Hotel, the route has about zero other amenities. ...well OK there is the Millersburg Ferry, an old school deisel powered wooden paddle wheel ferry boat. bike + rider + passenger is something like 6.00

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By Guest
on December 28, 2007 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This road is a really nice ride! I highly recommend it during the fall foliage season - 325 has a section of about 12 miles that is covered by an awesome tree canopy. Bring your camera !

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By Guest
on July 9, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

I've been on this route many times, since I live just a few miles north of Millersburg - awesome ride no matter what direction you travel.

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

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Here's how to double the fun of that route--start at the intersection of 322-22 and take Route 443 to the east. In the little village of Murray, take Gold Mine Road/Rt 1001 to the left. It will link up with Rt., 325 and you can pick up your route.

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