Chicago to New York City Philadelphia Alternate Section 2
Lancaster, PA - New York City, NY (179.8 miles)
Adventure Cycling Association
From Lancaster the route uses state highways and county roads through the “Amish Farm Country” to reach Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Schuylkill River Trail takes bicyclists into downtown Philadelphia and its many historic attractions. You’ll cross the Delaware River into New Jersey, riding east, and reach “The Shore.” The communities along the Atlantic Ocean are a popular vacation spot and boast of numerous boardwalks, amusement parks, arcades and entertainment. Heading north, the route stays close to the shoreline using avenues, bike paths, boardwalks, and occasionally busy boulevards. Bicycles are probably the best mode of transportation to negotiate the traffic during tourist season. At Highlands, you’ll catch a ferry to Manhattan Island. A five-block bike path will take you to Battery Park, the end of the route. Click on enlargement for detail.
This was the first time I ever laid eyes on an Adventure cycling map and I was happy to have it in participating in a tour from Camden NJ to Lakehurst NJ. I was impressed by all the features that could be crammed into a page and the map features in general. Definitely like the material that is used to create it.