Our Canal Ride is a great backroad route with the canal along your side for a long portion of the trip. This ride does use some narrow roads, so please drive with caution. We're sure you'll use this ride again and again. There are many variations you can do once you leave the canal. It leaves you close to some great country riding. This is a good cool trip on a hot summer day, plenty of trees and cool breeze blowing off of the canal.
Take Canal Road (#623) in South Bound Brook to
Weston Canal Road. Make your right onto
FARM LAND TOUR
Take Route 514 (Amwell Road) in Franklin, Somerset County, or Hillsborough to Route 179 South in the Ringoes section of East Amwell to Route 602 East to Route 609 North back to Route 514. Approximately 138 miles.(Courier News)
PINE BARRENS TO CAPE MAY TOUR
Take Route 206 South through Hammonton to Route 54
in Buena Vista to Route 557 to Route 50 back onto Route 557 in Tuckahoe to Route 47 in
North Dennis to Route 9, all roads heading South. Continue on Route 9 to Wildwood and
further into Cape May. Approximately 200 miles.
HIGH POINT STATE PARK TOUR
Route 32 North to Route 46 West to Route 519 North
through Hope. Continue on Route 519 for 35 miles to Route 23 North to High Point State
Park in Sussex County.
SCHLEY MOUNTAIN TOUR
This is a difficult ride to remember, we suggest you use a map and highlight the trip. There is some great scenery, water fall, ravines, hairpin turns, and just some nice country. Most roads are low traffic roads which makes this a nice trip.
Take Route 22 to Morning Glory Road in Middlesex.
Take Morning Glory Road headed up the mountain and make your first left onto Middlebrook
Road. Follow this to stop sign at
TOUR ALONG THE DELAWARE
Take Route 29 North from Trenton to
Frenchtown and cross the Delaware River. Continue along Route 32 North through Easton to
the Delaware Water Gap. Take Route 80 East back into New Jersey to Route 46 East, Then
Route 31 South to Route 206 South. Approximately 180 miles.
Take Route 22 to Washington Rock exit in Green Brook. Head on up the mountain to the top of Washington Rock.Continue on Washington Rock Road until you come to the stop sign at Washington Valley Road. Make a right turn and follow Washington Valley Road. If you stay on this road you will eventually end up in the Reservation. Once you enter the area of Watchung Reservation the road takes on a totally new character. It becomes a road of hairpin turns and snakes up the mountain to the traffic circle at the top. When you get to the circle, follow it 3/4 around and make your right into the park. Keep right in your ride through the park and continue back into the wooded section again, down the hill and past the lake. Follow to the stop sign where you will make a left turn. Follow This road to the stop sign and make a right. You are now back on Washington Valley Road headed back. Take back to Washington Rock Road or make any major left to take you back to route 22.(NJMCE)
HIDDEN LAKE TOUR
This ride sounds more difficult than it really is. Many of the roads change names but you dont really turn. You can start this ride from any of the roads listed.
The ride begins on Route 22 in Bridgewater. Headed west on 22 we take a right turn for Morning Glory Road. When we get to the end of the ramp you will be making a left turn headed up the mountain. We will be making our first right turn onto Middlebrook Road.
Follow Middlebrook Road to the end at Vosseller Avenue. Be careful as Middlebrook come to a stop sign on a curve downhill and isnt easy to see it coming. At the stop sign, make a right turn onto Vosseller Avenue. Follow up the road about 3/4 of a mile and make a left turn onto Gilbride Road. This is a nice road the winds and crosses a nice stream. Stay on this road until you come to the stop sign. At the stop sign make a right turn onto Chimney Rock Road. Take this to the traffic light 1/2 mile up the road. Make a left turn onto Washington Valley Road. A little less than a 1/2 mile you will stay to your right onto Mount Horeb Road. Mount Horeb Road turns into Liberty Corners Road and then Martinsville Road and lastly Valle Road before you make a left onto Church Street. This total section from Mount Horeb to Church is in the area of 5.5 miles. Church Street turns in Liberty Corner Road and then it turns into Far Hills Road. This section is about 4 miles. Far Hills Road ends at Mine Brook Road (Rt. 202). Make a right turn onto Mine Brook Road. Follow Mine Brook for about a mile and look to your left for Lake Road. Make your left onto Lake Road. Be careful on Lake Road as the road splits in spots with each lane handling a different direction of traffic. Fortunately the road is not often traveled. You will come to the lake and travel along the lake for about a mile, but will continue past the lake and take Campbell Road on your right. Stay on Campbell for about a mile and make a right turn onto Peachcroft Drive. At the end of Peachcroft make a right onto Clark Road and another right onto Roebling Road. When traveling down Roebling stay right as the road appears to split on you and turns into Mount Harmony Road. This section is about 1-3/4 miles. At the stop sign make a right onto Mind Brook Road and then your first left onto Meeker Road. Meeker is about 1-1/4 miles and will end at Whitenack Road. Make a left turn onto Whitenack. Stay on Whitenack until you end at Mount Airy Road, youll be making a right turn onto Mount Airy. After about 1.3 miles you will come to Lyons Road. You will be making a left onto Lyons Road. Stay to your right on Lyons as you want to take S. Finley Avenue which is to your right about 1.5 miles after getting onto Lyons Road. This then turns into Stonehouse Road, Valley Road, King George Road, Mount Bethel Road, and finally Warrenville Road which brings you down to Route 22 in Green Brook.
I would advise you to look at a map prior to taking the ride. The tricky part is after you past the lake.