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Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

Ashdod, Israel
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Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

Hi road trippers :)

i am planing a road trip from New York to Niagara falls, i want to start my trip at the morning.

please advise on attractions along the road.

thank you :)

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1. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

How many days are you using for this? NYC to Niagara Falls is about 7 hrs driving.

You spend a fall day at niagara falls and then a second day around the area.

Another day you could explore the finger lakes region and the other day you could explore the hudson valley area.

Ashdod, Israel
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2. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

Im looking for attractions on the way to niagra falls,some interesting places to visit.i have only one day for this road.

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3. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

Welcome to TA and the road trips forum!

If you use the search engine at the top of the forum, you'll find several threads on the subject. Search for "New York Niagara Falls."

Are you planning to drive to NF in one day and are only looking for stops along the way? If so, you won't have much time to see anything.

How much time are you planning to stay at NF? What are you doing after NF? How much time for the entire road trip? Are you doing this trip by yourself or will others be on the trip? Any children? If so, what are their ages?

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4. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

Welcome to TripAdvisor, Olga;

Niagara Falls is approx. 420 miles / 670 km from New York City. With only one day to make the drive, you just don't have the time to make stops along the way.

If you mean you only have one day for a round trip, (NY-NF-NY) then forget it ! Way too much driving for one person, in one day !!

Best Regards

Ashdod, Israel
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5. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

After niagra falls i want to go to toronto.... it's me and my boyfriebd

Ash Fork, Arizona
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6. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

If you go to google maps and look up directions then alter your route by dragging it to include Corning you'll see that you don't change your drive time by much and you can include the Corning Museum of Glass. This may sound like an incredibly dull stop but we have always loved it. We includes my kids from the time they were in grammar school til now in their 20's. You can make your own pcs that can be shipped to you and it's a great souvenir. If you like racing you can stop in Watkins Glen or just drive up along Seneca lake which is a very nice drive. You can drive through Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the East. Not sure if I would try to do more than one of these as it would take time away from the falls.


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7. Re: Road trip from New York to Niagara falls

Corning Glass Museum is amazing - definitely include. About 1/2 hour drive from Corning Glass Museum is Seneca Lake - if you like wine tasting, there are many wineries in this area (as well as other areas in the Finger Lakes Winery Region.



Not sure how much time you have to get to Niagara Falls, but we did an overnight in a very beautiful state park called Letchworth State Park. We really enjoyed this park and stayed at Glen Iris Inn.



We also did the Erie Canal cruise (we did it out of Lockport.)


Although we did not do this there are gardens also south of Niagara Falls at


and other attractions.

The key thing as already indicated is when - right now its snowy - we did our trip in the fall....

and how much time.

Niagara Falls and Niagara by the Lake are both worth seeing.

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