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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
4 Reviews

Coal Miner Towns Loop

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2009

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August 22, 2009
i agree this is an awesome ride. the only thing i…
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December 28, 2009
Good route ! Like others have noted above - if…
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Written Directions

Starting in Allentown take rt 22W to 309N. Follow 309N to just North of Tamaqua. Make left onto rt 54 follow through several coal mining towns to Ashland. Once done with the Pioneer tunnel (unique coal mine tour). head back on 54 to rt 61S. Follow this to many towns (tour the Yeungling Brewery). continue rt 61S to Hamburg make left into town then make right on State St (Old 22). Follow old 22 all the way back which turns into Tilghman St.

Scenery

The views you will see of Blue Mountain is always nice. You get to see real authentic & historically interesting coal mining towns along this path. They are old and rugged towns.

Drive Enjoyment

Most of the roads are great, some parts of route 54 is a little rough though.

Tourism Opportunities

Lots of local restaurant/bars. Gotta stop in Ashland and go down the Pioneer coal tunnel and ride the Lokie.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
August 22, 2009
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i agree this is an awesome ride. the only thing i would add is that when your on 54 in ashland take a right onto 61 and go like 3 miles to the town called centralia. as your going up the hill the road turns to the right. well stop there and look over the barrier and the road is all caved in cuz theres a coal fire underground. up that road some more you can see smoke coming off the hills on the left. very cool. definitely worth the few extra miles. theres a cool looking church over there too
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December 28, 2009
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Good route ! Like others have noted above - if you are in the area - you really should take a brief detour on PA61 and check-out the ruins of old PA61 at the top of the hill. http://forgottenpa.blogspot.com/2009/12/centralia-sets-from-protocollie-and.html Brad http://www.pa-mag.com/2009/04/15/intro-to-motorcycle-touring-in-pa/
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September 1, 2009
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Rt. 54 is a great ride. Great view of windmills on top of the blue mountains. Not much left in Centralia except the smoking ground. Most of the roads are turned over with mounds of dirt. As you turn north on Rt. 61 from Ashland there is a road along the cemetary on your left. The ground is smoking in that area.
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