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32 North Along the Delaware River + ADD NEW ROUTE


20   in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania50 Miles Miles

By "V3"
on July 1, 2004

3.8out of 5

13 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start your route in Yardley, PA and go north on State Route 32 through New Hope, PA. Continue heading north while following the turns of the Delaware River. Shortly after you pass through Upper Black Eddy and Narrowsville, 32 will run into 611. Take 611 north for your last 9 miles till you reach Portland and the conclusion of this approximate 50 mile route.

Scenery

Routes 32 and 611 are tree lined and run along the beautiful Delaware River. The northern part of this route includes some incredible cliffs that add to this superb scenery of this pocket of Pennsylvania.

Road Quality

The roads are nice and smooth, rolling, with a few twists. The northern part is the hilliest of the route.

Roadside Amenities

The route passes by many beautiful parks including Tinicum Park, Delaware and and the Ralph Stover State Park (look for the signs!). Along the way you'll pass through the town of New Hope which is a very interesting town that includes many antiques shops, restaurants, and retail stores. If you want to see a famous landmark and another great park that isn't exactly on this route, you can go about 6 miles south of this route's starting point in Yardley and check out the Washington Crossing State Park. This is the actual location where the famous "Crossing of the Delaware" by George Washington took place.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By BRB
on July 20, 2011 1 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Since it's close to home, this is one of my favorite rides.

Parts of 32 have been detoured on and off for the past three years due to flood damage. In late May we were going south and were detoured just north of New Hope.

If you're going don't miss the opportunity to hop across the bridges and see Stockton and Frenchtown N.J as well.

There are a lot of small towns. Upshift and slow down!!!! noise is becoming an issue and no one will die from cruising quietly thru a few towns. Especially not since you'll have so much fun on the roads that connect them.

Last two times I was in New Hope I didn't see anyone getting hassled but the local paper has had some things in it both pro and con in regards to the motorcycle traffic/tourism.

Remember, in a battle like this the group that spends the most money wins every time.

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By Guest
on June 3, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Most of the north end of 32 (maybe the northernmost 4 miles) is in real good shape, the rest is starting to form new potholes, especially the northbound lane. Continuing north on 611 (towards Easton) has some nice curvy twisty sections, makes it worth riding the motorcycle on As already mentioned, ride this route in autumn, when the leaves are turning for amazing scenery

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By Jumpmasterjoel
on August 24, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

We really enjoyerd this ride. Along the river, throgh Washington's Crossing and back down on the NJ side. Enjoyed learning about the Delaware Canal along the way.

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By Wings of a Breeze
on July 28, 2015 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make HD

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Actually live in Yardley and ride River Rd 1-2 times a month. Besides the views and stopping in New Hope or Apple Jacks for a beverage...I'd rather head north using 413 to 611 and bypass Rt 32. For the most part the condition of the road is a 4 on a scale of 10. There's a huge outbreak of potholes between New Hope & Upper Black Getty which at this time (July 28) should have been fixed by now..If you stop by in New Hope, the cops & meter maids continually hassle bikers, we were sitting at Fran's saw the meter maid give out tickets even after the biker was running to feed the meter. Another time a longer bike was 2-3 inches over the parking line and got a $75 ticket...Stay away from No Hope & Rt 32 south of /upper Black Getty if you value your bike & wallet!

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By FlyingScotNJ
on September 7, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type

This is one of my all-time favorite rides, which I have taken on many occasion

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By Lawrence_Suzuki
on September 16, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Suzuki M 109 R

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

One of my favorite close to home routes. Going there 5 to 10 times every year and always find something interesting along the route. Stretch between New Hope and Easton has very nice views. Look for High Rock vista signs, it's a nice spot for a break.

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By Guest
on April 23, 2011 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The last two time I was in New Hope they were giving bikes a hard time. Used to bike frendly not any more.

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By Guest
on May 20, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great ride, but weekend traffic can be heavy/slow moving. View of river are great and road is in great condition. Lots of corners and elevation changes. Cool breeze during summer coming off the river. Great ride.

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By Guest
on February 25, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great ride in any season! plenty of places to stop (Stover State Park Cliffs are especially nice) for river views, charming towns. Several towns along route will have speed restrictions (25 mph). Best to slow it down as i've seen folks ticketed. Most of route is nice blend of twists and minor elevation changes along the river valley. New Hope weekend traffic can slow you down if you're passing through.

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By Guest
on February 21, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

I rode most of this in the late September/Early October 2009. Missed the foliage by about 2 weeks. Its a great ride anytime, but, if you can get there during the height of the leaves turning, this is one of the most scenic places in the USA. I took NJ 29 north to Frenchtown and crossed the river and stayed on the PA (PA 32 and 611) side the rest of the way to Stroudesburg. An FYI for loud pipe owners: New Hope has a noise ordinance and they enforce it. If you don't have stock pipes, stay in NJ. Lambertville has a lot of restaurants and atmosphere.

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By Guest
on October 29, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a great route I travel all the time.Great scenery thats always changing,I never get sick of this route.New Hope is Biker Haven on weekends,almost like a bike show,all up and down the street.Lots of great bikes of all makes and sizes,some homemade, to check out.A must see!

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By Guest
on June 14, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

CAUTION: Rt 32 has two sections closed due to past floods, which will have you riding some great back roads. Still a great ride, but start with a full tank of gas. If lost, head for Rt 611 (PA), for food and gas. New Hope can be crowded, so try and arrive early in the day.

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By Guest
on February 29, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

New Hope is a biker haven - any warm day you'll find usually dozens if not hundreds of other riders parked along the main strip, dining in one of the many great bars/restaurants (many of which have outdoor dining) or shopping in some of the great little shops in the town. Plan an extended stop in New Hope and you can't miss - it's a great time.

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