For those who do not mind gravel and dirt, bikers can ride in a Sherwood Forest-like setting through part of Delaware State Forest and imagine confronting Robin Hood along the way.
Hand painted signs warn of rattlesnakes within the forest.
(Rattlesnakes also inhabit Promise Land State Park nearby.)
A few quaint vacation retreats without electric and water--reminiscent of days past, can be seen scattered about.
Although Old Greentown Road lacks asphalt, it is easily maneuvered with a street bike.
However as a precaution on this seldom traveled remote single-lane road, a biker should consider: sounding the horn at the blind turns encountered; and, doing the ride with a second motorcyclist.
Somewhat difficult to locate from Route 507, turn east at the Agway 2-miles south of I-84 onto Brink Hill Road.
Continue 1.5-miles on Brink Hill Road, which then becomes the 5.5-miles long Old Greentown Road.
The 5-mile gravel/dirt section parallel to I-84 begins .3-mile before Mile High Drive at Paupack Road and terminates at Shiny Mountain Road--.5-mile short of Route 390.
For bikers seeking the unusual, Old Greentown Road is worth the time and effort to locate and ride.
- Charles Peterson (8/6/12)