Directions to Watkins Glen
Schuyler County Map showing routes into area (27k .gif file)

Street Map showing Watkins Glen and Vicinity.

All driving times {i.e. (2 hours)} are approximate and not all from personal driving experience...check your own maps for more precise distances and times.

*From Buffalo (2.25 hours), Toronto (4.5 hours) and points West: I-90 East to Rte 14 South (Geneva, Exit 42) take 14 South to Watkins Glen along the west side of beautiful Seneca Lake. 50 minutes from Exit 42.

* From Cleveland (6 hours), Jamestown (3 hours), Olean (2 hours), Erie (2.5 hours), Bradford, PA (2.75 hours) and points West: Rt 17 East to Rte 414 North in Corning (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

* From Williamsport (2 hrs), Harrisburg PA (4 hours) and points South: Rt 15 North to Rt 17 East to Route 414 North (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

* From Albany (5 hours), Springfield MA (6.5 hours), Oneonta (2.5 hours): Rt 88 West to Rt 17 West to Rt 14 North (Exit 52N) in Horseheads. 25 minutes from Horseheads.

* From Binghamton (2 hours), Scranton (3.5 hours), New York City (5 hours) and points South East: Rt 17 West to Rt 14 North (Exit 52N) in Horseheads. 25 Minutes from Horseheads.

* From Utica (3 hours) and points East (scenic route): I-90 West to Rt 81South to Rt 79 West ( in Ithaca) to Rt 414 South. 30 minutes from Ithaca.

* From Syracuse (2 hours), Auburn (1.5 hours), Oswego (3 hours): I-90 West to Rt 14 South (Geneva exit 42). 40 minutes from Exit 42.



30 minutes or less from Watkins Glen:

  • Seneca Lake Wine Trail
  • Watkins Glen State Park and Gorge
  • Local Waterfalls
  • Antiquing
  • Swimming Boating and Watersports
  • Watkins Glen International Racetrack, Watkins Glen
  • Seneca Grand Prix Fun Center
  • Harris Hill Park, Big Flats
  • National Soaring Museum, Big Flats
  • Hiking & Picnicking
  • Corning Glass Center, Corning
  • Rockwell Museum, Corning
  • Arnot Art Museum, Elmira
  • Arnot Mall, Big Flats
  • Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira
  • Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport
  • Photography
  • LPGA Corning Classic, Corning
  • Boat & Dinner Cruises
  • Music & Theatre
  • Arts, Crafts & Music Festival & The Wine Festival
  • Finger Lakes National Forest
  • Golf
  • Cornell University and Ithaca College, Ithaca
  • Women's National Historic Park, Seneca Falls
  • National Warplane Museum, Big Flats

    Distances and approximate driving times to Watkins Glen from major cities:

    Albany, NY: 165 miles - 4.5 hours
    Boston, MA: 350 miles - 8 hours
    Buffalo, NY: 120 miles - 2.5 hours
    Cleveland, OH: 280 miles - 6 hours
    Harrisburg, PA: 185 miles - 3.5 hours
    New York, NY: 280 miles - 6 hours
    Philadelphia, PA: 250 miles - 5.5 hours
    Pittsburgh, PA: 268 miles - 6 hours
    Rochester, NY: 90 miles - 1.5 hours
    Syracuse, NY: 100 miles - 1.75 hours
    Toronto, ON: 200 miles - 4.5 hours

  • * These routes are offered as a general guideline only, they are not necessarily the best routes from your area. Please consult a more detailed map for specific instructions relating to your area.





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