If you are an avid motorcyclist, you have probably been anxiously awaiting the warmer weather, which will allow you to take advantage of the scenic beauty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
While you may have your own favorite motorcycle routes, below are a few that most everyone agrees are definitely worth the ride:
Lancaster to Downingtown – Route 340
This is a favorite motorcycle route in Pennsylvania. When Route 30 becomes congested, or you get tired of the traffic lights and excess of tourists, get off the Expressway and take Old Philadelphia Pike (340) eastward. You will get a real treat as you travel through countryside, which truly rivals that of the South of France. Enjoy the views, including the slower pace of the Amish country. You can enjoy a hearty meal at an Amish restaurant, or stop and admire the skills of Amish furniture makers. Do be on watch for the Amish buggies on Route 340.
Route 6—the Grand Army of the Republic Highway
Many consider this one of the better motorcycle routes in Pennsylvania. Crossing the northern tier of the state, Route 6 can be accessed from Milford on the east, and Pennline from the west. Running north of I-80, Route 6 is a welcome alternative for the avid motorcyclist. As you travel across Route 6 you will find a wealth of small mining towns which were once populated by European immigrants. You can dine in quaint 1930’s-style diners, ride a steam train, and meet a wealth of people with great stories to tell on Route 6. If you leave from Milford, you will climb a long, winding road in the Delaware River Valley, and will be treated to exquisite scenery which includes hardwood forests, natural lakes, and panoramic valley views.
Through the Big Valley on Route 655.
Some motorcyclists believe there is no valley in the state which is as stunning as the Kishacoquillas Valley, or “The Big Valley.” This area is home to the second-largest Amish population in the state, and is one of the few places left in the United States which offers serene, peaceful, and awesome beauty. During your trip, you can stop in Belleville, which truly is the quintessential rural American town.
Route 30, from Chambersburg to Breezewood
Route 30 takes you through the Franklin County farmlands. Chambersburg has a town square with a star marking the spot where General McCausland gave the order to burn the town—the only Northern town to be burned during the Civil War. As you continue on your way, stop for a refreshing, old-fashioned milkshake from the Milky Way Diner, then get ready for the challenges of Route 30, with two separate summits that afford the opportunity for an amazing valley view.
Route 44 is considered a route that is easy to find and easy to follow, beginning in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, traveling northwest to Coudersport. You will travel through 70 plus miles of secluded state forest, and while you will encounter tight turns, sweepers, and elevation changes, there are a few places where the road is in less than optimal condition. This route is really secluded—to the point that you should definitely gas-up before you begin your journey, and you should also take a lunch if you plan on being hungry along the way. Bring your camera, and take advantage of the photo op at the Hyner View Lookout. Also look for the elk on Winslow Hill. You won’t be disappointed in this Pennsylvania motorcycle route.
The East Berlin/Michaux State Forest Loop
This route includes two important features of South Central Pennsylvania—lush apple orchards and luxuriant forests. Upper Temple Road yields a gorgeous landmark which offers a fantastic view and a great photo op. Taking this road in the fall will result in breathtaking changing colors, plus you could end your trip by attending the National Apple Harvest Festival in Arendtsville. As you make your way down to Route 30, you can stop at the Totem Pole Playhouse for a foray into first-class theater in an amazing setting.
This is only a sampling of what Pennsylvania has to offer to avid motorcyclists.
With summer just around the corner, take the time to enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania and the freedom of your motorcycle.
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