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4.17 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.17
8 Reviews

RT 10 - Walton to Deposit

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 01, 2009

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isaacz
May 12, 2019
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Dbolt6
October 18, 2015
Agree with other reviews but wanted to add a…
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Written Directions

This route is easy to describe as all you need to do is take Route 10 between Walton and Deposit. One suggestion to get to Walton is to start in Oneonta, NY where you can take State Rt. 28 south to Delhi, NY (another great ride in itself). Then take Route 10 south to Walton and just continue south on on Route 10. If you are coming from points south, say NYC, take State Route 17 north to deposit, NY and head north on Route 8 and take a right onto Route 10.

Scenery

this is one of the most scenic roads in the entire state! you travel right thru the cannonsville reservoir which appears on both sides of the road. once you leave Walton, NY and head south on rt. 10 (a fantastic road which you can take from its beginning in Higgins bay up in the Adirondacks, all the way to the end in deposit in the Catskills) there are no more towns except for the ones which are underwater (this is NYC's drinking water) and the road is all yours with hardly any traffic at all, mostly locals and other bikers. you feel as if this is your own personal highway. the background scenery is the Catskill mountains which completely surround you without a house in sight. the road itself is a two lane highway with very wide shoulders and long sweeping turns, mostly level terrain and very nice open spaces on either side with either the reservoir itself or open meadows. there are several places to pull off the road and enjoy the scenery. Once you reach the end turn around and ride it back up.

Drive Enjoyment

this is an older road with a concrete base which just recently was repaved, it is smooth and level with plenty of wide sweeping turns, which in this case is good so you have an opportunity to look at the scenery which is just as wide and sweeping as the road. Traffic is very light here because it really doesn't go anywhere or come from anywhere. this road was built for motorcyclists - period!

Tourism Opportunities

once you leave either Walton to head south or deposit to head north there are no services at all on this stretch of highway, just scenery with water, bridges, mountains and sky and that's it. in Walton there are all the services you may need, several restaurants, gas stations, bars and anything else you may need. the same is true for deposit, so the 1 star rating that I gave to this road for amenities is strictly for the road itself between the two towns.

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RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
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RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
RT 10 - Walton to Deposit
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isaacz
May 12, 2019
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
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Dbolt6
October 18, 2015
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Agree with other reviews but wanted to add a great eating find at Deposit
You have to stop at Butterfield's at the end of your ride. Awesome!!
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Guest
August 15, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Road this route last weekend in perfect weathert! Road has weathered some in the last 4 years but stll has the same beautiful turns, low traffic and smooth curves. It has to be one of downstate NY best.
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