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    Looking for good roads in and around Hudson Valley

    Greetings, I know about Rt 6 by the Bear Mountain Bridge, Rt 218, Rt 55 near Minnewaska, Hawks Nest. There have to be others. Please share any you know about.
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    Guymard Turnpike off Rt.209 in Cuddebackville.


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    Technically, this is in NJ but it's just outside Port Jervis. One of my personal favorites.

    Rt. 23 over the mountain is good fun too.


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    Google Maps was acting up and wouldn't let me create the custom size map. Use the minus button on the map to zoom out and you'll see the whole route. Looks pretty straight but doesn't ride that way.

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    Excellent! This is the "stuff" I'm lookingg for. Anyone have more?
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    Looking for good roads in and around Hudson Valley

    7 Lakes Parkway thru Harriman State Park between Sloatsburg, NY (rt. 17) and Bear Mountain Parkway. Going in either direction is very nice. A lot of different ways to go on that road depending on what you do at the numerous roundabouts. Nice picnic and cold lake swimming too.
    Make sure you pull off and take Perkins Drive just off 7 Lakes for a long road climb up to the Observation Tower and look-out. A favorite spot for motorcycles and sports cars. Stunning views of the Hudson Valley.

    For upper Hudson take the Taconic Parkway up to Rhinebeck/Red Hook area. Very pretty.

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    Head over to Danbury and take rt. 7 north. It has been voted one of the best drives in America.

    Another one of my favorites is heading across the river and out through Pine Island and if time permits down in the Poconos before hopping on I-84 and heading back home.

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    The book, Great American Motorcycle Tours has one tour titled Hudson River Valley Run that looks like what you are looking for. Basically, it starts in Tarrytown and crosses the Hudson to Nyack and goes north, crossing back over to the east side at bear Mountain Bridge and continues mostly on Rte 9 north to Saratoga Springs. The stretch between Rhinebeck and Interstate 90 it moves further East and uses the Taconic Parkway, then following Int 90 westbound, across the river again and then north to Saratoga Springs. The book is well worth purchasing as it not only lists but explains in detail the scenic, historic, and inns and restaurants as well as other area attractions. There are tours in the book for the entire country and approx 10 of them are east of the Missisippi. There are also other books in the series devoted to just certain areas of the USA, north, south, east and west.

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    Just ordered that book off Amazon. Loving alll the sugestions. I want to try to string them together into a few different loops, scenic, twisty, etc.
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    You can also try some of the roads through the Catskill Mountains. Most are good.

    Rt 23a from Palenville to Haines Falls - lots of twisty turns - sometimes lot of people too.
    Rt 23a from Haines Falls to Prattsville
    Rt 23 from Cairo to Prattsville (lots of radar on Rt 23 from Catskill to Cairo)
    Rt 28 from Kingston to the western Catskills
    Rt 214 from Phoenicia to Hunter
    Rt 296 from Windham to Hunter
    Rt 47 from Big Indian to Ellenville
    Rt 42 from Rt 28 to Rt 23a
    The roads around and over the Ashokan Reservoir
    Roads around the other reservoirs are good too.
    Lots of smaller roads are great too.
    Lower down, you can try the road from High Falls over Mohonk to New Paltz. Lots of twisty turns.
    Don't forget to watch for deer.

    If you want an overnight trip, try the loop through the Adirondacks, or pass bagging in Vermont.

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    maps

    www.madmaps.com is great for riding routes. You can buy various regions of the USA. I have the mad maps of the northeast. Not expensive.

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    Try these!

    Try: http://www.newenglandriders.org/Fish...wistyRoads.htm

    And: http://www.newenglandriders.org/Best...YBestRoads.htm


    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    Greetings, I know about Rt 6 by the Bear Mountain Bridge, Rt 218, Rt 55 near Minnewaska, Hawks Nest. There have to be others. Please share any you know about.
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    http://www.newenglandriders.org/Best...NewEngland.htm

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    Thank You all.
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    Cool Always use this!!

    Best Motorcycle Roads


    I use the above link, or I use the app for the iPhone to find new routes. It's user generated so there is always new stuff!!! HIGHLY recommend this site/app!!!!

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