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Christopher Columbus Scenic Highway

25.3 miles: 0 hours, 22 minutes

Forested hills and the occasional farm comprise most of the view on this stretch of I-80 through northwestern New Jersey from Stanhope to the Pennsylvania border. The route becomes especially scenic near the Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River cuts through the Kittatinny Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains.


After passing Allamuchy Mountain State Park, I-80 continues toward the taller peaks of the Appalachian Mountains. The Delaware River borders the western portion of the route, providing attractive views of the water. A hike up Mount Tammany at the Delaware Water Gap affords breathtaking vistas; bald eagles and raptors may be seen in summer and fall, respectively.


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