February 21, 2011
When looking for an enjoyable drive through the country without having to go very far, take a ride west from New York City through Northern New Jersey towards Pennsylvania. This is a nice ride through the North Jersey countryside. In New Jersey, take Interstate 80 and head west towards East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. As I said, once past the suburban areas, this is a really enjoyable ride in the country with interesting scenery. The Delaware Water Gap is also a scenic place with fresh air and plenty of hiking in the region. The Appalachian Trail is traversed along this ride shortly before reaching the Water Gap as well. The Water Gap is near the Pocono Mountains on the Pennsylvania side which offer skiing during the winter months and scenery throughout the year.
Adam Trotter / AVT
PS. The photo is along the ride approaching the Water Gap in Northern New Jersey. The Water Gap is located at the gap between the mountains which are seen in the distance.