Author Topic: Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Region  (Read 10889 times)

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Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: June 05, 2009, 06:16:30 pm »
Welcome to a discussion area for Adventure Cycling members and non members to meet, organize rides, and discuss cycling issues relevant to their region.  Please keep posts in this section pertaining to the Mid-Atlantic states (VA, WV, MD, DC, PA, DE).
« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 01:26:09 pm by jsieber »

Offline Kel

Re: Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Region
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 08:56:30 pm »
I'm guessing that, in parentheses, you really meant: VA, WV, MD, DC, PA, DE   Right?  ;)

Re: Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Region
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 01:26:57 pm »
Thanks for the catch Kel!

Offline bubbatoby

Annapolis to Peekskill info needed
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 10:31:19 pm »
I am planning a trip from Annapolis Md to Peekskill NY. The trip will take place in May 2010. I will probably stealth camp as much as possible. My concerns are:

  1. Rail trail(s) from Cockeysville Md to York Pa. Looks good on paper but would like to hear from someone who has ridden it. What are the trail conditions and stealth camping opportunities?

  2. York Pa to Middleton NY via ACA Atlantic Coast route: Should be scenic. Any restaurant or camping recommendations? I don't mind staying at B&B's once in a while. So any B&B reco's are also appreciated.

Thanks,

Bubbatoby

Offline indyfabz

Re: Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Region
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 02:04:35 pm »
For camping, Bull's Island along the Delaware River about 4 miles north of Stockton, NJ is a nice spot.  You might need reservations on the weekends, and there is a two-night minimum on weekends unless you show up on Saturday and there is a space.  Worthington State Forest in NJ across from Delaware Water Gap, PA is also nice. Take the trail from Lambertville, NJ to Frenchtown, NJ (it may even go as far north as Milford now).  It's doable even on skinny tires, and NJ Rte. 29 between Lambertville and Stockton is narrow with no shoulder.  Rte. 29 does have a wide shoulder starting about 1 mile north of the center of Stockton, but it can be littered with gravel and broken tree branches sometimes.  In the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Walpack Inn has famous black bread. (It may be off route.)  The Erie Hotel in Pt. Jervis, NY has good eats.  A few miles up U.S. 209, the American Family Campground off route a tad is overpriced and, I here, could use a face lift.  10 years ago I was tenting there when hurricane Floyd came up the coast. The next morning I asked about one of their bare-bones cabins.  The owner said I had to take it for 2 nights (at $50/night) even though the place was empty.  The embarrassed woman working in the office called a motel down the road and secured a room for me.  Rode about 6 miles in a hurricane.  When the campground owner saw me about to leave he changed his tune about the two-night minimum, but I was out of there.  Not the sort of guy I would ever give business to again.  The motel/retaraunt is called the Cornucopia, and the owner was very nice.  Supposedly have terrific German food.