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The 20-Mile Delaware River Tour + ADD NEW ROUTE


24   in New York New York20 Miles

By MCR Contributor
on May 19, 2011

4.0out of 5

1 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Port Jervis, NY along I-84 on the Pennsylvania/New York border and take Rt 6W to Rt 97N. After 23 miles, the road continues but loses sight of the river.

Scenery

This is an extremely beautiful river route. Rt 97 follows the river several hundred feet above the river. It offers exquisite panoramas of the river and travels through rock cuts and forests. A number of roadside stops offer the ability to relax and enjoy the Delaware River cutting through the Appalachian Mountains. Take your binoculars to view the dozens, if not hundreds, of kayakers, canoeists, and other lazy river floaters. Numerous river outfitters, campsites, and cabins dot the route. The road itself is a cyclists dream with gentle high speed twists, turns, rises, and falls.

Road Quality

This is an well cared for state highway. The blacktop is in extremely good repair as are the roadside rests. This is an popular motorcycle road on nice weekends. From Minisink Ford, you can cross the Delaware into Pennsylvania and the Poconos or leave the river and continue north to Hancock, NY and Rt 17, to the Southern Tier Expressway.

Roadside Amenities

At the intersection of Rt 97 and Rt 55, where a bridge cross into PA and Route 434, is a popular motorcycle bar/restaurant. On the opposing corner is a quaint ice cream/hot dog stand.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By kevink
on August 23, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 11

Motorcycle Make BMW GS

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Looks like the start and finish of the map are correct, but that there's an unintended waypoint making it follow the wrong river and take way more than 200 miles :)

But Rt 97 is a really good ride.

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