In late August, 2014, I rode from Rochester, NY to Lambertville, NJ in 9 days. I started out along the Eric Canal, went south through the Finger Lakes over to Ithaca, down to the Susquehanna River, then east, up and over to the Delaware River, through the Gap and then down to Lambertville.
It was an enjoyable ride mostly through forests along rivers and past innumerable creeks, brooks, and ponds. I got to see a part of the country I am unfamiliar with, virtually a foreign country where everyone speaks English and uses dollars! I met some wondeful people and have some grand views.
I've completed a photo-heavy journal of the tour, if you are interested.