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Elk Viewing and Happy Valley Loop

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 248 miles / 399.1 km
  • Ride Time: 3 days
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $18.85
  • State: Pennsylvania
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While this route could be completed in one or two days, I recommend setting aside three as stated above. This will give the rider a chance to enjoy the different towns which are encountered.Starting on Route 15 and continuing onto Route 44, this trip provides some great views and fun riding through the mountains. The closer one gets to Benezette, the more the Pennsylvania Wilds come alive. Benezette is a magical place for those who love the outdoors. With the newly built Elk Visitors Center with walking paths and viewing areas, Benezette makes a great stop for the mountain man in all of us. There are many cabins available for rent if you choose to spend a night. The Benezette Store and the Benezette Hotel offer great meals for great prices. Don't forget to try an elk burger, and keep your eye on the road as those huge animals tend to wander around everywhere.The second recommended stop is State College. Also known as Happy Valley and the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions, State College offers many opportunities for one to grab a bite. Going down Atherton Street or College Avenue gives the rider a plethora of choices. If you pick the right time you might run into the farmers market, of the Arts Festival. Summer time is great as the population is smaller, and makes for a more laid back experience.Along Route 192 on the last leg of the ride is RB Winter State Park. The park offers fishing, camping, a beach with swimming accesss, a food stand, and many areas for picnics along the water. This is a great park, without a lot of traffic.There are many other places to stop along this route, as well as many different activities for those who need to give the seat a break. One can go off the beaten path and find exactly what they are looking for.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Pennsylvania. This motorcycle route has 9 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by dburn in July. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by dburn

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