The New Jersey Skyline Drive

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 5 visitors


State: New Jersey
Date Submitted: March 1, 2007
Submitted by: Anonymous
Motorcycle Road Length: 23 Miles

Written Directions

Near Oakland in Bergen/Passaic county, take 287 to Skyline Drive/Exit #57. Take Skyline Drive north for about 5 miles and it will end by running into the Greenwood Lake Turnpike (Rt 511) ... here you want to make a right and take this road all the way to West Milford. Near West Milford the road name changes to Marshall Hill Rd. Continue on this road into West Milford and then you want to take Macopin Rd (Rt 693) south out of town and follow the signs to Germantown Road and your route is done when you hit Rt. 23. From Rt 23 you can go north to get to Sussex County or south to Wayne, NJ.

Scenery  

Winding roads up and downhill. great scenery with woods and trees on both sides. Get to the reservoir and you have nice straight-aways and go thru small towns. Pass by Ringwood Manor State Park which features the Ringwood Manner House, Skylands Manor House and Botanical Garden, and hiking, picknicking, fishing, boating, hunting, etc.

Road Quality  

Some construction near Ringwood and West Milford, otherwise very good.

Roadside Amenities  

This route is near Skylands Manor botanical gardens. Also when you go thru Ringwood and West Milford out to Rt. 23 there are tons of fast food and restaurants to grab a bite at.

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Reviewed by Guest on June 27, 2010
(2 out of 2 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Patricia
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: Currently there is a part of the road chewed up for new pavement. It is a downhill part.....There are no warning signs on approach! IT STARTS ON A TURN!!!! PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THAT FIRST TURN INTO THAT CHEWED UP STRETCH.
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Reviewed by Guest on May 5, 2010
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Mike
motorcycle_year: 1999
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Great ride through a forested area and right next to the Wanaque Reservoir - one of my favorites. I agree with both posts - esp the Seven Lakes Drive, to Bear Mountain then onto 9W - this is really and amazing area to ride.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 4, 2009
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: John
motorcycle_year: 1986
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: This is a very nice ride. I rode similar to the added comment. Instead of heading to Route 23. I headed through Greenwood Lake and then on to Sterling Forest. I headed south on 17A and turned onto 7 Lakes Drive. I followed it to Bear Mt. and took 9W back home. It was 2-1/2 hours round ttrip and really nice the whole way. Great suggestions.
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Reviewed by Guest on August 24, 2008
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Joe
motorcycle_year: 2002
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Once Skyline Dr. Ends make a Rt and follow signs to Ringwood State Forest. Take it all the way out. make a Rt at the first light. It will put you in Sterling Forest. Take that to the end and make a left on to 17A. Take that to the end and follow sign for 210 which will take you around Greenwood lake. Make a left follow it out and it will bring you back to Skyline Dr.
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Reviewed by Guest on June 8, 2013
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Ik
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: BMW
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: Good riding but be careful with road surface condition
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