Here's my quick 'go to' route if I have 1 1/2 - 2 hours to kill. Only 65 miles around. Good scenery / lots of turns / lakes and reservoirs. Also pass several biker hangouts (Emerald Point / Pioneer Bar / Mountain Rest) if you get thirsty or hungry. Early season could be gravelly. Guaranteed fun route - not many stops/lights (especially in NY/NJ).
Based on TET
Scenic road for autumn rides...
Good road for all day fun
Start off in New Hope, PA and follow Rt 611 to Rt 191. Ride by Lake Wallenpaupack and then alongside Lackawaxen River to Port Jervis, NY. Take long way Rt 23 via High Point State Park and come down to Flatbrook. Don't miss Buttermilk Falls on the way...
Start off early morning with a light breakfast in New Hope, PA and proceed on River Rd 611 all the way up alongside Delavare River. Then take a detour up to Lake Wallenpaupack. At the end of the lake do the curvy roundabout via Lackawaxen River and follow it to Rt 97. You will meet Delaware River again and ride alongside it on a narrow Old Mine Rd via Flatbrook park. The trip will end where Old Mine Rd meets Rt 80.
This is a great route for 2-3 day trip to enjoy with your friends as it covers the mountainous areas of the three states. The first part starts off near the South Mountain Reservation leading to the Great Swamp via Schiff Natural Preserve and to RT 206 via local scenic roads. The second part takes you around Greenwood Lakes via town Warwick and then you start the climb up to the Bear Mountain. In the third part of the trip you will explore the Catakill Mountains passing by the beautiful Lake Minewaska in New Paltz, NY. The fourth part is all about the banks of the Delaware River and the nice cool breeze it carries along. Half way down the river you take a little detour into the Hight Point State Park and out back to the river banks again. The trip will end at Ken Lockwood Gorge, where you can take a long break and enjoy the sounds of the Raritan River rapids.
3 day trip to enjoy with your friends
Rooute start from Ironia/Chester and runs throught Mendham. You can make a nice scenery stop by the Raritan River. There's nothing extra special about this route, other the fact, it has nice curves, and it's great for morning commute due to virtually no traffic.