Stunningly beautiful rocky coastal ride on the Park Loop Rd. Lots of hiking, climbing, boating, camping, and other outdoor activities scattered throughout the park lands and Mt. Desert Isle in general.
Magnificent manor house built by the Vanderbilt family, with stunning gardens and exhibits. Guided tours available inside or just wander the grounds and gardens. Plan at least a full day to get the most out of your admission fee.
There is plenty to do in Bryce if you are staying for a while and want to get sweaty, with many hikes available to view the various hoodoos and other rock formations. But it is also worth a few hours for the casual motorcyclist visitor passing through, Highway 63 provides an easy out-and-back route down along the rim of the canyon, with many stunning scenic viewpoints.
The speed limit is low, traffic can be thick, and the road is well-patrolled so plan for the time needed to do the whole thing and stop for photos.
Tip: To help avoid traffic, try to arrive when the park opens in the morning and make a beeline straight for Rainbow Point at the end of the road. Enjoy the vista there, then take your time coming back along the park road, against the flow of the other tourists.
800 men led by traitor Benedict Arnold destroyed the “immense” stockpile of goods and naval stores kept here. Buildings, wharfs and ships were soon in flames. One hundred and forty-three buildings, nearly all the town, were consumed.
Privately owned acreage within the state park lands. There is a hefty per-person admission fee to drive your own vehicle in, which grants you access to the summit, rugged hiking trails up on the ridge, a swinging bridge, a museum and a wildlife habitat center.
Bruce Peninsula National Park – 45 minute hike out to a scenic shore cave containing a pool of blue water. Parking space is limited and quickly fills up. A new reservation system for the 4 hour Grotto parking time slots allows you to plan your trip in advance.
The most northeastern town in the U.S. The first park dedicated to motorcycling. One of the 4 corners stops for those doing a 4 corners of the U.S. motorcycle ride. NER has an engraved paver at the monument.
A very large waterfall, taller than Niagara. The park offers several ways to enjoy the falls, including a tram to the top, suspension footbridge and several different viewpoints on both sides of the river.
One of the last major Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies occurred on this dramatic peninsula, which rises high over the Hudson River. There is about a quarter mile hike up a steep but paved driveway from the parking lot to the museum, then a nice foot path with interpretive signage and great views of the river.
The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.