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3.8 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.8
5 Reviews

Pocono Cruise

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 31, 2007

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Guest
October 8, 2010
This was a nice ride overall. The views along the…
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Charles Peterson
115 McR Points
July 6, 2016
An option along this route, at the Pennsylvania…
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Written Directions

Start in Easton, PA and take 611 north along the river for a while. It will stray away from the river for a little while but just make sure you stay on 611 north (watch the signs). Cruise up to the Delaware Water Gap, going through Portland and up to Stroudsburg. Run through a little suburbia until you reach Tannersville, the outlet Mecca of the Pocono's. Turn left onto 715 South. At the end of 715 and turn right onto rte. 209. 209 is a run through the rural landscape, your heading towards Jim Thorpe, PA. Follow 209 south into Jim Thorpe, PA. This ride culminates when you have lunch at Roadies in Jim Thorpe (325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229) and enjoy the views. Now you can take the highway home or reverse the route. (about 3 hrs to travel this trip).

Scenery

Rivers, Mountains, Old towns. Very nice! Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Jim Thorpe is an awesome town known as the Switzerland of PA and the view from Roadies Restaurant (see below) is fantastic.

Drive Enjoyment

Mostly very good, a few obligatory rough spots but very minor. New pavement for several miles on 611. 715 turns into a great road full of twisty's on a nicely paved surface, a real blast.

Tourism Opportunities

The Riverside Bar and Grille in Easton, PA is a good bike stop on weekends. Plenty of gas stop/pit stop options after Stroudsburg. Tannersville is worth a stop if you want to do some shopping. It's the outlet Mecca of the Pocono's. Roadies Restaurant has good food and a great view! Watch for deer...and bears...and ground hogs...and rabid shoppers!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
October 8, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This was a nice ride overall. The views along the Deleware river are beautiful and the view from Roadies is amazing. Some of the roads are a bit rough around Stroudsburg. Other than that, I was very happy with this ride. I would definitely like to do it again, perhaps as the leaves are changing. Also, make sure you get directions to Roadies if you wish to go, since it is not right off of 209. You have to go out of town on 903 to get to Maury Rd. It is totally worth the extra few miles though.
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Charles Peterson
July 6, 2016
115 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
An option along this route, at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center in the town of Delaware Water Gap, take River Road 2-miles north to the Minisink Hotel. The tavern, a biker destination on weekends, displays: a 1" dia. x 4" treenail (wooden peg); an adze formed wooden post; and, part of a stone wall-- all from the original 1742 structure.
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Jtoke
June 25, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
this route was very a nice ride, a little bit of everything. We started at almost the end point. We started a Keystone Harley in Perryville and went south on 248 to 22 east and picked up 611, you do really have to watch the signs for 611. lots of other bikers on this loop. At the finish Roadies had good food and cheap. This is a leisurely, all told about 4 hours.
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