Twin Peaks of Essex County
Quick Spin. Approximately 41 miles with one steep (0.5 miles at 8%-12%) and one moderate climb.
Meets Penn Station at 8:00 a.m. for the 8:07 NJ Transit #7225 to Long Branch, exit at Newark 8:25
We'll take NJ Transit to Newark and visit the twin peaks of Essex County--Eagle Rock and Garrett Mountain. This ride has it all: 2,000 feet of climbs yielding breathtaking vistas of Manhattan from the George Washington to the Verrazano Bridges; 11 miles of low traffic/car free routes through parks; gorgeous estates that put the McMansions of Alpine to shame; and a visit to the renowned Bromilow chocolatier. Bring water, money for chocolate and food, and $10 RT trainfare.