You have to drive the most scenic road in New Jersey

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Isn’t it nice to take a scenic drive here in New Jersey? In Ocean County, we have some very scenic drives along our waterfront and through our pines. There’s always a different type of “scenic” road here in New Jersey. Whether along the Atlantic Ocean, Pine Barrens, the Northwest Mountains, or Farm Country, there are all kinds of different scenes here in New Jersey.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

In a recent article posted by MSN from like to explore, they described the most scenic roads in America and right here in the Garden State. New Jersey’s most scenic drive takes us to the northwest corner of the state. We visit the Delaware Water Gap. I was lucky enough to walk a section of this scenic and historic route. It dates back to 1650, making it 372 years old.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

In the article “Love Exploring”, the choice of the most scenic road in New Jersey was “Old Mine Road”, which was built around 1650. The road was built to help support the Dutch copper mines that have flourished in the late 1600s. We drove the present road and explored the nearby copper mines. It’s about a 2 hour drive from Ocean County, but it certainly has some intriguing sights and it’s very scenic.

Hike in the copper mine

Hike in the copper mine

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

Spring is the perfect time to drive to the Delaware Water Gap and Old Mine Road. Keep an eye out for copper mines and some of the cool mountain scenery in this part of New Jersey. Very different from what we have here in Ocean County. One of America’s most scenic drives, Old Mine Road.

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