It’s motorcycle season, and millions of Americans hit the road to experience life on two wheels. Here are 10 of the best routes to take if your motorcycle adventures have you exploring the great state of Pennsylvania. Based on motorcycle enthusiasts’ recommendations, these rides will offer unique experiences and the most scenic views.
1. Clarion countryside
See quaint farms, charming small towns, and incredible foliage through Cook Forest State Park with a motorcycle ride through the Clarion countryside. This tour is highly recommended by VisitPa.com and might include sightings of hawks and eagles along the Allegheny River bend.
2. PA Route 6
Highlight PA Route 6 for your motorcycle journey if you really want to take in the best the state has to offer, according to Yahoo! Grab a slice at Joey’s Pizza in Milford before exploring the breathtaking views at the New York border.
3. Groundhog Loop
You can’t explore PA without seeing Punxsutawney Phil, the iconic Groundhog Day legend. This 107-mile trek will take you by the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center and DuBois Harley Davidson. The scenery is extraordinary for nearly every mile of this popular motorcycle ride.
4. PA Route 340 to see Amish living
If you need smooth roads and want to take in the Amish country, drive the 41 miles of PA Route 340. This is a relaxing ride with incredible views of the Pennsylvania landscape, according to Riders Share. Stop for quick Amish tours and shopping along the way. Just be mindful of horse droppings along your route.
5. U.S. Route 30 along Chambersburg to Breezewood
Explore the farmlands of western Franklin County on this motorcycle ride. Before leaving Chambersburg, stop at the star that marks the historic spot where General McCausland ordered the town be burned. It’s the only Northern city burned during the Civil War. And heading up PA Route 75 North will lead you to the best milkshakes from the Milky Way diner.
6. Elk Country’s 127-mile loop
See five PA counties and five state parks driving this incredible route on two wheels. What some call the ultimate “drive-it-to-believe-it” experience, this route is well-mapped by VisitPAGo.com. See area wildlife along the way, including a glimpse of the largest Elk herd in the northeastern U.S.
7. Marienville’s Fantastic Forests
If your motorcycle ride needs to include shady forests and sparkling waterways, a trip through the Fantastic Forests is a must-see. This 82-mile adventure will take you through Cook Forest State Park and the Allegheny National Forest. It’s a truly scenic and beautiful ride!
8. The ‘Big Valley’ via Route 655
Fall is typically the best time to experience Route 655 through the “Big Valley” of the Kishacoquillas Valley. But summer motorcycle rides through Armagh can be just as stunning to see. There are plenty of small-town shops along the way as you take in the majestic views of the PA mountain backdrops.
9. Highway to the Stars
Also known as Route 44 through Coudersport, the Highway to the Stars is an official designation by the International Dark Sky Association and far superior to anything in Hollywood, according to VisitPa.com. The sky views along this route through Cherry Springs State Park are phenomenal.
10. Delaware River along 32 North
Start this motorcycle ride in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and follow the tree-lined roadways for a 50-mile trip along the Delaware River. This scenic route is perfect for those one-day trips. Explore shops and antiques in Narrowsville and Portland, PA along the way or drive through for a beautifully refreshing ride.
Before you head out this summer, check out some of these highly recommended motorcycle routes through Pennsylvania. From unique shopping to countryside experiences, your two-wheel adventures will be truly incredible.
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