This run starts in Easton, Pa and ends in Bushkill, Pa. The ride takes scenic Rt 611 North and follows the Delaware River.
As you take this ride you will start seeing some very scenic mountains and elevation changes. You will eventually enter the state park where there are pull-offs and scenic over looks.
Once you pass the Interstate you will again enter a state park where you no longer follow the river, but instead get on a very secluded road with scenic views of old farmland and open fields, wooded areas (as the road narrows and is gravel at times, becareful!). Youll see a sign for a church along this narrow road, take the turn at the sign and youll come across an 1800s church with a cemetery on a hill with some old markers. The ride ends at a gas station/convenience store where you can fuel up and get a drink.
When your ride ends, you can turn right at the red light on to Rt 209 and go a very short distance to Bushkill Falls to view the falls and if youre up to it, hike the trails to see the other falls in the park.
This run starts out in Easton, Pa and ends in New Hope, Pa. Plan for an entire day with this run if you plan to stop at the canal locks and also New Hope for eats and spectacular shopping (and a ride on an old train!). Easton starting point features 3 Rivers Landing Park where the canal begins. Very picturesque with bridges, canal lock, train overpasses and 2 parks. Continuing on the ride brings many twists and turns that follows the canal and Delaware River. Several locks along the way provides a glimpse into the history of the canal as well as many photo opportunities. Between canal locks the ride has sweeping turns, long straights, scenic views of the river and many places to eat, drink and rest.
Ending in New Hope, you can stop and shop till you drop. The town is littered with motorcycles, upscale shopping and restaurants.
This is a GREAT ride, but PLEASE be careful on the turns, some are very sharp and have blind spots. There have been many accidents involving motorcyclists crossing into the path of cars as well as cars cutting corners into motorcycles! Take your time, go slow and be safe.
This is a smaller route, but you could spend half a day there exploring. This road runs along Swamp Creek. The creek is visible through 90% of the ride. The creek is littered with rocks and boulders, some as large as Mack truck. There are many places to pull over and explore the creek and large rocks, many of which are in the creek giving you a place to jump boulders with water working its way through the maze of boulders. There are two dams with waterfalls, one of which you can walk across depending on the water height. Many people fish along the creek so if you fish, this is a great place to take your gear. Bring a camera! Ive logged probably 2000 pictures here. Every visit brings something new (plants, flowers growing, seasonal leaves, wildlife, frogs, birds, different water levels make the flow change over the rocks and boulders). The entire stretch borders a very old Boy Scout encampment. Youll find 100 year old chimneys in the woods from long lost cabins, hand made dams and waterfalls (most of which are destroyed from flooding years ago), natural waterfalls within the boulders and some really interesting water paths that are shaped with the boulders. Youll even find some boulders with holes in them, drilled from millions of years of water flow. Dont be shy, pull off the road where you see a pull off area and walk to the river and explore! Swamp Creek Road itself is a great ride with twists and turns and small elevation changes. Enjoy!