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post #1 of 16 Old 01-15-2019, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hotel/Motel Recommendations Valley Forge, PA and New Brunswick, NJ

In the spring I will be heading up to visit the Valley Forge Park and then heading up to New Brunswick, NJ to tour some other historic landmarks - does anyone have any bike friendly places to stay in those two areas? I know there are a gaggle of Hamptons and so forth but I am looking for clean, 1 story, park outside your door type motels if they exist.

Also, any interesting waypoints along that route?

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Probably better off posting on the Northeast Riders section.

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New Brunswick is not the nicest area. I would look more towards Morristown NJ which is not far but a nicer area.

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Princeton area is pretty nice, and you could visit the University while you're there.


Princeton Marriot at Forrestal, for example, is advertised on Booking.com for $89/night. It's on 25 wooded acres across from the campus, has a 24hr gym, 2 restaurants, etc. If I'm not mistaken, there is a Ruth's Chris Steak House right there (will cost more than the room, no doubt).
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The nice thing about New Brunswick is that there's a good BMW dealer Cross Country BMW. https://www.crosscountrycycle.net/ So if you need anything for you or your bike they're a great resource.

New Brunswick is a busy and populated suburban area as is Morristown which is about 40 minutes away. However Morristown is less busy and further from NYC. Princeton is a beautiful area. In all areas be careful of the local constables, some have a sense of humor some don't. As a general rule the further you are from NYC the better the riding, including traffic and road conditions, though nothing compares to NYC for sight seeing and shopping. But NYC is not an ideal place to go riding, trust me I know! Have fun! FYI: there are mandatory helmet laws in place in NJ.

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Thanks for the replies. Only going to be in New Brunswick for a half-day to visit a couple of historical sites so I probably won't spend the night there. When I leave there, I will be heading down towards Cape May and catching the ferry and head back south. Will probably spend the night somewhere in South Jersey.



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Looks like my trip is finally going to happen in early to mid September.

Anybody have any experience with these roads - tips, suggestions, alternate routes, stops, etc.?

Trying to find the best curvys and also avoid interstates, cities, dirt/gravel roads, etc..

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I do my absolute best to avoid NJ at all cost. Don't know of any roads that are incredible but know of too many that are horrible. Plus, their gun laws get you locked up just for saying the word gun.
Pa, on the other hand, has an absolute TON of great roads and their gun laws are excellent. Stay off the slab and find great twisty back roads and you'll be fine.
We just did the North Central part of pa called Pennsylvania's Grand canyon and it was a great time. Go up and check it out.
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We just did the North Central part of pa called Pennsylvania's Grand canyon and it was a great time. Go up and check it out.
I see that it is just west of my route layout so if I have the time I will add that to my loop.

I have been through PA lots of times in a cage - beautiful state.

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Pa is a great state for roads although I've only done them in a car, but I've done many. Just be prepared for the Deer !! Seems to be the one state I've always either seen them running near the interstate or completely dead on the interstate. There are many in the keystone state!
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