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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL INTERSTATE 86 TRAVEL GUIDE
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Interstate 86/Route 17 across western New York State is the best drive to see the sights - and the best time of year to see those sights is in the Fall. Enjoy the leafy fireworks of Autumn with a trip down this historic highway, and enjoy the finest that small-town New York has to offer. From Amish food and quilts to beautiful lakes to quaint Bed & Breakfasts you’ll find it on Interstate 86 & Route 17. From the Indian Reservation through Allegheny Forest, this classic road has it all, and more ...and this Interstate 86/Route 17 guide can make your trip easier - with extensive stops, deals, and the Map on pages 12 and 13 that lay it all out. All you have to do is bring your taste for adventure. Our Interstate 86/Route 17 Travel Guide ensures you’ll have variety and fun for the whole family. This timeless highway is a quick trip from the breathtaking Finger Lakes area (and it’s wineries), a short jump from the history of Pennsylvania Civil War sites, and a fast drive to the road of the engines at Watkins Glen International Speedway - and endless day stops to keep you busy in between. The only thing you’ll need to have a great time is more time to explore all that Interstate 86 has to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Grab those sunglasses, wind the window down, plot your course using the Interstate 86/ Route 17, and have a blast you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
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I-90 Exits 56, 57A & 57
Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece — On the Shores of Lake Erie
EXIT 7 & 8
Two Amazing Shops Under One Roof!
Don’t Miss Our Creative Toy Section!
2 Chixx Gift Shoppe
Treat yourself with a fun visit to our restored 1890’s barn. Enjoy 2 amazing shops under one big roof! Stroll through our delightful gift shop brimming with everything new and fun, as well as vintage! Discover the largest miniature collection you’ve ever seen!
Located at The Red Brick Farm Marketplace 5031 W. Lake Rd. Mayville, NY 14757 * 1 mi. N. of Chautauqua Institution OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ALL YEAR ROUND (716)753-3100 http://www.chautauquaminiatures.com
HOGAN’S HUT LTD. One Stop General Store Hunting & Fising Licenses Bait & Tackle gas, Grocery Items, Deli & Much More
3503 Old Bridge Rd. • Stow, NY 14785
The Graycliff Estate, designed by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is a masterpiece of his mid-career Organic Style. Located south of Buffalo, NY on the shores of Lake Erie, Graycliff awaits your discovery. A world away from the work-a-day world, Graycliff was designed for the pleasure of Isabelle R. Martin, the wife of industrialist Darwin D. Martin. With breath taking views over the lake, and the tranquility of three buildings set amidst more than eight acres of grounds and gardens—all designed by Wright--Graycliff has become known nationally as one of his most gracious residences. Designed between 1926 and 1931 as the summer estate of the Martin family (for whom Wright also designed a city residence, in Buffalo, NY) Graycliff is an easy drive from the western part of Route I-86, in Derby, NY. Although reservations are required, there are several tours daily during the summer and autumn, and several different types of tours as well. For those familiar with Wright’s other designs of this period (notably Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania) many of Wright’s design innovations are first seen at Graycliff---water features, including a fountain and pond; graceful terraces and cantilevered balconies, ribbons of windows that allow views of both lake and landscape; and perhaps most significant (and revolutionary for its time), a house that is actually transparent, allowing views through a building to Lake Erie beyond. Wright designed Graycliff for Isabelle R. Martin and her husband Darwin, intending to provide a spirit of “repose.” In this, he succeeded, for the tranquility of the setting, coupled with the breathtaking architecture create a sense of utter relaxation Enjoy great architecture amidst the beauty of nature at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff. With ample free parking and a lovely gift shop, Graycliff is a must-see for those traveling to or through the area. For more information or reservations, see graycliffestate.org/ index.cfm, call 716-947-9217 or email Graycliff@verizon.net
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JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK • EXIT 12 Lodging • Museums • Nature • Dining • Shopping • Recreation
The Jamestown Street Railway Co. The lack of a solid road-surfacing material left the byways of town and country muddy and slippery, and consequently, dangerous to pedestrians. The City of Jamestown partially rectified the problem by incorporating the Jamestown Street Railway Co. in 1884. The railway company used horse-drawn trolleys to carry its customers around the city, which served to keep the feet of citizenry dry at least until they arrived at the trolley stop. The horse-drawn trolleys were in service until 1891, when the City put in electric trolley lines. Horse power gradually gave way as electrically driven cars gained popularity. Better roads for automobiles and the arrival of a newcomer on the transportation scene called the bus forced the end of the Jamestown Street Railway Co. in 1938. Local historians are leading efforts to restore one of the old trolley cars, recently discovered in the woods near Jamestown in service as a storage shed. Reference: jamestowntrolley.org
Exit 12 Tour an 1858 Mansion and learn the about life and times of Robert H. Jackson. From country lawyer to Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor for the Nuremburg Trials after WWII, Jackson’s legacy as a true champion for human rights is preserved for future generations through programs and exhibits at the center.
C E N T E R
Open Mon-Fri. 10-4 & Sat. 10-2 for tours or By Appointment $4.00 Adults • Free under age 16
Valid 9/4/12 - 4/30/13
305 E. Fourth St. (716) 483-6646 Jamestown, NY 14702 www.roberthjackson.org I-86 Exit 12. Go south on Rt 60 into Jamestown. Left on 5th St. Right on Prendergast Ave. Center on immediate left.
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JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK • EXIT 12 Lodging • Museums • Nature • Dining • Shopping • Recreation
Jamestown Westfield & Northwestern Freight Motor #700
One of the original closed horse cars used by the Jamestown Street Railway Co. in 1884.
716-484-STAY Jamestown, NY • Exit 12 Amenities: • On the House™ Hot Breakfast • Suite Shop • Business Center in Lobby • In-Room High Speed Internet Access • Indoor Heated Pool/Fitness Room • Cable TV with HBO Movie channels and PPV Movies. • Jacuzzi and King Suites • Meeting Room (accommodates up to 80 guests.)
For Reservations Call 1-800-HAMPTON (426-7866)
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Exit 14 or 16
VALLEY VIEW CHEESE CO., INC.
6028 Rt. 62, Conewango Valley • (716) 296-5821
Over 40 Varieties of Cheese, Homemade Amish Jellies, Candies & Goat Milk Fudge Extensive Collection of Amish Crafts. Free Maps to Amish Shops. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8:30-5:00 We honor all major Credit Cards
TRAVEL TIPS Keep on top of your car's fuel level. Play it safe when gassing up the car. On rural roads or stretches of country with which you are unfamiliar, you never know how far away filling stations might be from one another. That means you should take the opportunity to top off the gas tank whenever you get the chance. This way you always will be confident you have enough gas to get to the next station. Don't risk coasting into your destination on fumes, unless you want to arrive at your destination hitched to a tow truck.
From.. “Oh, thatʼs mild” to... “I hink my hongue his hon hire.” Over 1,000 Hot Sauces, Spices, Condiments, Salsas and Barbecues
Fiery Gifts & T-Shirts Too!
44 Weeden Rd Randolph Exit 16 off I-86
1st right past Chevy Dealership
Open Thursday - Sunday 10:30 - 4:30; Closed Monday - Wednesday; Open by Special Appt.
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779 Broad Street Salamanca, NY 14779 Phone: (716) 945-7600 • Fax: (716) 945-7200 HISALAMANCA@gmail.com • www.hiexpress.com
• Deluxe Continental Breakfast featuring our “delicious cinnamon rolls” • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Fitness Center TAX EXEMPT • Free Internet • Pet Friendly • 1/4 Mile from NEW Seneca Allegany Casino with Shuttle Service 24/7
Come to see our NEW LOOK in LATE FALL 2012 as you travel the wonders of the changing leaves.
Exit 20 & 21
Exit 20 & 21
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SALAMANCA RAIL MUSEUM 170 Main St., Salamanca NY 14779 • (716) 945-3133 • Fully restored 1912 Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Depot. • Through artifacts, photographs & video presentations, relive the days when Salamanca was an important railroad center. • Museum railroad pins, stickers and patches. • Four rail cars to explore. HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun. Noon - 5:00 pm Closed during the months of Jan.-Feb.-March
Take time to Dine & Drive in the Allegheny National Forest Region Take a side trip from Interstate 86 and enjoy a “Dine & Drive Fall Tour” through the Allegheny National Forest Region. The Allegheny National Forest is the only national forest in Pennsylvania. Exit 23 from I -86 is actually a gateway to beautiful views, meandering drives and great food. From this exit follow Route 219 south into Bradford. A blanket of color including yellow, crimson and orange dot the magnificent hills of Pennsylvania. Prime “leaf peeping” in this part of the country is the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October. Stop by Burgers & BBQ at 1020 East Main St. for a fabulous American burger and homemade potato chips. After filling your stomach with goodies, walk a bit on the Crook Farm trail which takes you to the 1800s Crook Farm Homestead, which includes a schoolhouse, bank building, carpenter shop and farm. Call the Bradford Landmark Society at 814-362-3906 for a tour. Plan your visit on Aug. 27 and 28 when the Crook Farm Country Fair takes place with food and craft vendors on site along with a music festival which lasts the entire weekend. After visiting Crook Farm, travel Route 219 to the Zippo/Case Museum, which is located at 1932 Zippo Drive. The museum marries two American icons – the Zippo lighter and the Case knife. After seeing the displays, including an American flag made of Zippo lighters, stop by the store – the only place to find some truly unique items. Admission is free. Take a moment for a snack at the John Williams European Pastry Shop on 20 Mechanic Street. Enjoy the tastes of a European pastry shop while not leaving the states. Homemade breads, pastries, fudge and cookies are delight for anyone with a sweet tooth. Other places to dine in Bradford are Beefeaters, 27 Congress Street in Bradford, where the beef is sliced before your eyes, or the Corner Bar & Restaurant, 40-42 Mechanic Street, which has unbeatable wings
Now, you are ready for the long haul. Take Route 219 south until you reach Route 59 and travel towards the Allegheny Reservoir. Want to take a hike? The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest trail in the Allegheny National Forest and is one of three National Scenic Trails in Pennsylvania. In this area, you can walk the Morrison Trail, which is a 5.3-mile loop that passes boulder fields and forgotten homesteads. The Rimrock Trail Loop is 8.3 miles that includes a fantastic overlook of the reservoir. Located nearby along Route 59, is Harrison’s Fire Grille, a great place to stop for a fish fry and a drink. At this point, you can also take a drive down the Longhouse Scenic Drive, which was named in USA Today as one of the 51 most scenic drives in the United States. The byway, which circles the Kinzua Creek arm of the Allegheny Reservoir, is a 27-mile loop. The Red Bridge Campground is on this byway along with great fishing opportunities. Part of the Longhouse Scenic Drive is Route 321 which follows the reservoir for a short distance and then begins to rise into the highlands through a beautiful forest of hardwoods and hemlock. The hillsides will look like a patchwork quilt of fall color. If you want to dine or sample some local wines exit the Longhouse Scenic Drive along the southern edge of the drive via Route 321 and visit Kane. Flickerwood Wine Cellars, 309 Flickerwood Road, invites you to stop, shop, taste and tour. Texas Hot Lunch features delicious souvlaki dinners and their famous “Texas Hot”. Using a recipe that dates back to 1914, this Texas Hot is a plump, juicy hot dog with a squirt of mustard, sprinkled with onions and smothered with their famous sauce. To find out more information on dining and driving in the Allegheny National Forest Region, call 800-473-9370 for a free scenic driving brochure and travel guide. Free downloadable maps are available at www.visitANF.com/ .
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TRAVEL TIPS Plan who will drive when. A long road trip -- one that will be done primarily in one day -- could necessitate splitting up the trip between two or more drivers. Not only does this banish boredom, it also reduces the risk of driver fatigue. NHTSA estimates that approximately 100,000 policereported crashes in the United States each year involve drowsiness and/or fatigue.
• FREE Hot Continental Breakfast • FREE High Speed Internet Access • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool • Restaurant/Lounge • In-Room Coffee Makers, Irons, Ironing Boards & Hairdryers (800)344-4656 100 Davis Street South Bradford, PA 16701 www.bwbradford.com
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Exit 24 South off exit 24, left at T, Right at 1st light, over the tracks, over the river, hard right.... To Randy’s You Go!
3234 NYS Rte 417, Olean
RECEIVE 15% OFF ROOM WITH THIS AD • FREE LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE CALLS IN U.S. • COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST • GUEST LAUNDRY • FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET • PET FRIENDLY • FITNESS ROOM • BUSINESS CENTER WITH COMPUTER ACCESS • BRAND NEW DREAMWELL BEDDING • EXPANDED CABLE WITH HBO • JACUZZI SUITES AVAILABLE
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South 9 Mile Road, Allegany, NY HYSTERICAL Dining in A HYSTORICAL setting. Built in 1860 as a stage coach stop/hotel turned speakeasy, bar and restaurant.
Kitchen open 7 days a week till midnight
Voted Bes Wingst the Tw in in Tiers
Famous for our steak dinners, jumbo wings, half pound burgers, real steak hoagies and Randyʼs Momʼs secret beer battered fish fry (Friday only) Randy says “Fast food isn’t good and good food isn’t fast!”
Phone (716) 372-9606
Pack cleaning wipes, they will come in handy!
AREA’S LARGEST SELECTION OF
MOTORCYCLE APPAREL AT PRICES YOU CAN AFFORD.
POOR COW LEATHER OFF RTE 86, EXIT 24 • RTE 417 EAST ABOUT 3 MILES WAL-MART PLAZA, ALLEGANY 800-658-5510
Roll your clothes when packing, it saves space and prevents wrinkles!
To better understand the I-86 Coalition and the Western New York highway project go to ny-i86.net A major portion of the Southern Tier Expressway in New York, from Lake Eair on the west to State Route 352 in Elmira, has been designated Interstate 86. Another section from Elmira to Route 220 (Exit 60 Waverly/Sayre) will be designated in early 2012, leaving 168 miles to Route 17 to be upgraded to interstate standards. A statewide I-86 Coalition is staffed and supported by Southern Tier West/Central/East Regional Planning and Development Boards as well as the Hudson Valley Regional Council. For more information and to find out how you can support the timely completion of Interstate 86 go to ny-i86.net. â&#x20AC;˘ For County information got to ny-i86.net â&#x20AC;˘ I-86 Construction Projects go to ny-i86.net
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Bring along refreshments. Frequent stops for bathroom breaks and simply to stretch your legs are advisable, but limit rest-stop fare whenever possible. Not only do these foods tend to be unhealthy, they are often expensive. Keep your road trip budget down by packing healthy food and drinks that you can enjoy on the go.
CUBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Welcomes you to the Greater Cuba Area! 8th Annual Cuba Garlic Festival Sat. Sept. 15 (10am-6pm) - Sun. Sept. 16 (10am-5pm At Empire City Farms (Cuba Block Farm) Barn Tours - Garlic Growers - Garlic Foods Crafts - Live Music & Entertainment - Food Demos Petting Zoo - Kid’s Activities and MORE! FREE PARKING! No Pets Please! Adults: $5 - Children 8 & Under FREE www.cubanewyork.us For information call: 585-968-5654 or visit www.cubanewyork.us
Exit 28 • Route 305 North Full Service Lunch & Dinner Menus TUES - BEER & PIZZA NITE WED - SOUTHWEST WEDNESDAYS WITH $3 MARGARITAS & CORONAS PLUS CHEF’S SPECIAL RECIPES Rt. 305 N. • Cuba, NY Call for further details. 585-968-1232
moonwinks.com OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, YEAR-ROUND!
(585) 968-1523 Exit 28
The Famous 53 Genesee Street Cuba, NY 14727 More than 325 varieties of domestic, imported and local cheeses in stock! ** AGED NY STATE CHEDDAR ** GOURMET FOODS ** CHEESE CURD ** MUCH, MUCH MORE• Gift Packages can be mailed anywhere in the Continental U.S. Call for a free mail order catalog and for info. on our fund raising program.
www.cubacheese.com Toll Free: 800-543-4938
Open 7 Days a Week!
CountryView Crafts 585-268-7232 “AMISH MADE ITEMS AT GREAT PRICES”
10% OFF In-Stock LAWN FURNITURE • LAWN FURNITURE • FINE OAK FURNITURE • PRIMITIVE ACCENTS
• MINI-BARNS & GAZEBOS • RHYTHM CLOCKS
3008 ST. RTE 244, BELMONT, N.Y. 14813
CALL FOR UPDATED HOURS EXIT 30 TO RT. 19 SOUTH, TO RT. 244. APPROX. 7 MILES ON RT. 244
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30 West Dyke St., Wellsville
RECEIVE 15% OFF ROOM WITH THIS AD • FREE LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE CALLS IN U.S. • COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST • FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET • BUSINESS CENTER WITH COMPUTER ACCESS • BRAND NEW DREAMWELL BEDDING • EXPANDED CABLE WITH HBO • MEETING ROOM & JACUZZI SUITES • PET FRIENDLY
Not valid on demand dates or with any other discounts.
TRAVEL TIPS Exit 30
Established in 1977
FA M I LY R E S TA U R A N T 40 Main St., Belfast, NY 14711 — (585) 365-2692 Breakfast served all day long. • Daily Specials Dine in or take out. • Soup & Specialty Sandwiches Catering available. • Homemade Pies & Desserts • Choose Seafood, Prime rib and Steaks from our full menu!
Pre-pack lunches and snacks. Instead of stopping along the way for lunch, pre-pack lunches. This can help save money and also allows parents to plan healthier meals, as many roadside restaurants are fast food joints that kids might love but parents certainly don't. When packing lunches, let the kids pack a few items for themselves. This will make them enjoy the meals more and help them forget about the meals they're not getting from their favorite fast food restaurants.
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NICHOLSON PHARMACY GIFT SHOP
teddie bears and plush animals Willow Tree Angels Paramount
CARDS AND WRAPPING PAPER
Burtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bees Personal Care Products YANKEE CANDLES
Free blood pressure check
LEADER DRUG STORES
Most prescription plans accepted ~~~~~ Fast, Friendly
~~~~~ Home health care supplies
Nature Bounty vitamins & herbs ~~~~~ Delivery Available
36 Schuyler Street, Belmont, NY 14813 585-268-7287
TRAVEL TIPS Exit 30 or 31
Off Season & Seasonal Specials!
Special features: fishing ponds, hiking trails, playground, volleyball, hayrides, pond swimming . As Rustic log cabins . RV and tent sites . Spacious seasonal sites
Close at end of October. Hunters welcome in November! County Rd. 15 . Angelica, NY 14709 www. evergreentrails. com . 585-466-7993
Protect your eyes. The weather and the position of the sun could change depending on where you are driving. If you wear glasses or contacts for driving, be sure you have them with you. Keep a few pairs of sunglasses in your car to shield your eyes from sun glare. If the sun proves problematic, pull over for a little while or try an alternate route that prevents oncoming sun on the windshield. While you are packing sunglasses, also be sure to bring along -- and wear -- sunscreen, as the sun's rays can be magnified through the window glass.
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Beaver’s Pharmacy • Prescriptions-Medicaid Accepted • Senior Citizens Discount on Prescriptions • From Two-cent candy to Russell Stover boxed candy • Canisteo Collectibles • Wildlife Figurines • Willow Tree
¢ 99 All Cards
All The Time
7 Main Street, Canisteo | Hours: M-F 9-8; Sat. 9-4; Closed Sun. (607) 698-4641 • (800) 794-4753 www.beaverspharmacy.com
EXIT 38 RT. I-86
ROOMS, EFFICIENCY SUITES, TOWNHOUSES
• USA TODAY Newspaper • Local Calls • Buses & Trucks Welcome • Pets Welcome • Group Rates • Wedding Rates
• Hot Deluxe Breakfast • Wireless High Speed Internet • HBO • Fitness Room • Meeting Room Near Alfred Colleges & Swain Resort I-86, Exit 34S 7462 Seneca Road North Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-0800 Fax: (607) 324-0905
Truck Parking Restaurants APPROVED & Shopping Nearby 332 W. Morris Street • Bath, NY Tel. 607-776-7536 Group, Commercial & Weekly Rates Available AARP/AAA Discounts 10% discount with coupon
ny-i86.net Exit 34A
370 W. Morris St., Bath
Area’s Lowest Rates (607) 324-4565
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Sunshine Motel Clean, Cozy Rooms in a Nice Country Atmosphere • All Major Credit Cards • Direct Dial Phones • • Free High Speed Internet •
Exit 34A, left at 1st light, right at stop sign, 1⁄2 mile on right side.
7433 Seneca Rd. North Hornell, NY 14843
• FREE LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE CALLS IN U.S. • COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST • GUEST LAUNDRY • FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET • PET FRIENDLY • FITNESS ROOM • BUSINESS CENTER WITH COMPUTER ACCESS • BRAND NEW DREAMWELL BEDDING • EXPANDED CABLE WITH HBO • JACUZZI SUITES AVAILABLE
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15% OFF rack rate with this ad!
We Offer Affordable Comfortable & Clean Rooms » 60 Rooms » Cable TV » Microwave & Refrigerator » Coffeemakers » Ample Parking - Buses & Trucks
Phone: 607-937-5383 Fax: 607-962-7115
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255 S. Hamilton St. Painted Post, NY 14870
Exit 44, 46, 56, 59, 59A, 60, 61, 62
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304 S. Hamilton St Painted Post, NY
Rte 220 926 N. Elmira St. Sayre, PA
Sayre, PA Locations 244 Spring Street 802 N. Lehigh Ave
• DELI • DIESEL • KEROSENE
179 State Rte 414 Beaver Dams, NY
908 Church St Elmira, NY
• GAS • PIZZA HUT • DIESEL • SUBWAY
Exit 59 Exit 59A
Chemung Willawana Subway Truckstop
• DIESEL • DELI • GAS
• DIESEL • DELI
• PIZZA HUT
814 W. River Rd Nichols, NY Truck Stop 312 N. Williamson Rd. Blossburg, PA 6702 County Rd. 32 Canandaigua, NY
• Indoor Heated Pool • Free Complimentary Breakfast • Highspeed Wireless Internet & HBO • 2 Blocks from historic Market Street and the Corning Museum of Glass
For Reservations Call 607-936-9370
23 Riverside Drive, Corning, NY 14830 Must present coupon at check-in. AAA and senior discounts. Coupon not valid with any other discounts or on special events.
Expires October 31, 2012
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PATTERSON INN MUSEUM I-86 EXIT 46 59 W. PULTENEY ST. CORNING, NY 14830 607-937-5281 www.pattersoninnmuseum.org Open M-F, 10am-4pm Guided Tours
We offer the largest selection of Antiques & Decorative Arts in New York in over 10,000 square feet of Signature room settings.
northeasttravelguides.com Exit 46
Located 5 minutes East of Corning, NY at Exit 49 off I-86 Open year-round Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 & Sunday 12 –4
Phone: 800-780-7330 Wholesale to the trade.
TRAVEL TIPS Exit 47 or 48
Plan for sightseeing. Part of the enjoyment of a road trip is to actually take the scenic route and enjoy roads which you may have never traveled before. This is not a race and no awards will be given out at the end for making good time. Therefore, slow down and enjoy the scenery. Isn't that why you're driving, after all?
• Beautiful 37 guest rooms • All rooms on first floor • Non smoking rooms available • Kids stay FREE • Cable TV with ESPN,CNN • FREE deluxe continental breakfast
• FREE local telephones • FREE parking • Guest laundry • Efficiency rooms with microwave and refrigerator available • Crib, ironing board, hair dryer available upon request
Located close to several attractions including the Corning Museum of Glass, National Warplane Museum, Corning Gaffer District!
10% discount with this ad! e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Not valid with other discounts, holidays or special events. Present at checkin. Based on availability. Expires 12/31/10.
phone: (607) 937-5686 webaddress: www.budgetinncorning.com address: 11385 LPGA Drive, Corning, NY
2707 Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY 14845 EXIT 52A OFF RT 17 l RT 14
(607) 739-3807 email@example.com
NEAR Elmira College Watkins Glen Int’l Raceway Corning Glass Center Arnot Mall Elmira/Corning Regional Airport Area Wineries Cornell University
INTERNET ACCESS, CABLE TV WITH HBO & ESPN
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Mix highways with local roads. What's the fun of taking a road trip if all that's seen is a sea of cars going 65 mph?
Complete Kitchens AAA Rates Each Unit a Suite Major Credit Cards Accepted
908 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 Exit 56 off of I-86; to Rt. 14 S, follow signs
Lodge (607) 733-5526 Fax (607) 733-0961
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Exit 66 & 67N Phone: (607) 754-1533 Fax: (607) 754-1534 Toll Free: 1-800-845-3224 www.BookRoomsNow.com • Attractive & Clean Rooms • Jacuzzi Suite, Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Free HBO • Free Continental Breakfast
749 West Main Street Endicott, NY 13760
10% OFF Room Rate w/ Coupon
Across from the PGA Golf Course (Dick’s Open) I-86 Exit 66 4 right turns, 4 miles east on 17C. (Or Main St.) Exit 67N 2 miles west on 17C (Or Main St.)
TRAVEL TIPS Be sure to bring along a first aid kit filled with all the essentials.
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Flat Rate $51
Rest assured at the area’s most affordable and Immaculate AAA motel! • • • • • • • •
Only 6 miles from new Casino!
Free continental breakfast Free local phone calls At-door parking Upscale furnishings Fax service Individual heating and air conditioning Non-smoking & smoking rooms available Numerous Finger Lakes Activities Follow signs from Exit 64 to motel at 3778 Waverly Rd. (17-C) in Owego (607) 687-5667
(800) 806-9074 www.owegosunrisemotel.com
Nice Quiet Rooms (tax included)
2603 East Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760
Reservations, Call (800) 531-4667 (607) 754-8020
Directions: I-86 (Rt. 17W) Exit 69 Endwell, 2 miles on right I-86 (Rt. 17E), Exit 67N, follow signs to Endwell, 1 1/4 miles on left
With coupon at check-in. Based on availability. Not valid with other discounts, holidays or busy weekends. Expires 5/30/12.
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An Old Fashioned Country Tour
If you like to ride on a twisty, curvy road or if you’re the sort who gets to the top of a hill and drinks in the gorgeous view, Allegany County is for you. The Allegany County Office of Tourism worked with motorists who trundled on back roads just for fun, bicyclists with strong thighs and lots of gears and leather-clad motorcyclist who enjoyed leaning into a curve then put together maps of 6 suggested tours. Enter any tour from any point or direction though the brochure gives written directions for the favored route. While you can jump on anywhere or turn 2 loops into a custom drive, my husband and I set out on “Oil County” intending to stay close to the trail with the occasional detour. We drove through Friendship to start South on Route 34. Before we got to cruising speed, we stopped at an old cemetery. We didn’t see a sign for the cemetery but found it tidy, clad with a flag surrounded by flowers. We searched out Babcocks, Coons, Wrights and Steenrods buried as long ago as 1822. We tried to read through the faded letters on stories for Anne and Tolcut. Anne’s stone read, “In Memory of Anne, consort of Tolcut Gold who departed this life February 15, 1827 aged 63 years four months.” It was the word “consort” that attracted attention. Was Anne his wife or his companion? Did the word favor one meaning over another in 1827? Anne didn’t have a last name on the stone. Then there was Tolcut Gold’s stone. Tolcut died in September 1836 but his stone also gives details. “Tolcot lived 77 years. He served his country during the revolution. He was a good citizen and an honest man and departed this life…” The rest of it was buried in dirt and lichen. Continuing south on Route 34 through Wirt, we passed a stone railroad support, fields, houses, cabins, fences, wildflowers, sheds, barns, an old wooden cistern, logging roads and then a pond. I asked Rick to go back to the pond so he stopped and turned around and parked about 2 feet from a very surprised blue heron. The bird accepted the car, the engine noise and our faces but when the camera came up for a shot that was over the line. The heron took a leap forward and pushed hard with impressive wings. We also detoured onto Route 5B to the Hilltop Lodge. In the early 1800s William A. Dusenbury built Hilltop as his private retreat using part of the fortune he accrued by establishing the First National Bank of Olean and by investing, like many others in the area, in lumber and oil. Hilltop Lodge now offers glamping – glamorous camping. The owner/chef is Richard Fontana who retired from law enforcement in Erie County and bought the Hilltop Lodge in the 1980s. Driving the long, narrow private road into the area prepares glampers for the wooded quiet of the cabins and lodge. Glampers can find all meals at the Lodge but the restaurant is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday nights with private parties any time. Richard calls the menu "upscale with my home cooked Italian meals." Leaving Hilltop Lodge we turned right and passed variety - elegant houses and rudimentary cabins, polished and proud homes and abandoned dwellings, boats and trucks, small bridges and miles of open fields alternating with extensive mowed lawns. Main Street in Bolivar hosts the Pioneer Oil Museum, closed when we passed. We found a variety of cemeteries and several million dollar views. The overlook at the top of the hill on Route 5 between Little Genesee and Obi had a chain across the path so we respected that. Sloppy Joe’s Deli in West Clarksville caught our eye. Well, more honestly the barn sale next to Sloppy Joe’s caught my eye but since we were in the parking lot, we went into Sloppy Joe’s. It’s a take-off-your-coat-and-put-on-your-slippers sort of place. The sign inside invites people to “Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often. Joree Tavano, who runs Sloppy Joe’s with her husband Joe, said that their lives changed the day they hung that sign. The café is comfy with plastic tablecloths and filled chairs. That’s where we learned that the overlook on Route 5 is on private property mostly open by chance but always open on Easter Sunday for prayer services around the cross on the hill. Sloppy Joe’s (open from 7 am till 8 pm) serves pizza, subs, wings and friendship. Fridays are for fish fries but Tuesdays are reserved for spaghetti, wings and - for the last 14 years - an open mic so head over with your guitar. It’s such a special place that after one of the regulars, Jim Holcomb, died his wife Debbie brought his farm boots in and put them among the collectables on display. Ray Baker studied his coffee mug and said he’d been in the place so many times he couldn’t count that high. He said they all missed Jim and then said, “I buried my wife yesterday but I’m right back here again. It’s a big family here, you know. You get attached. You feel camaraderie and solace.” That makes Sloppy Joe’s an Allegany County gem. By this time, Rick and I were near the end of Oil Country but we detoured again when we saw some odd signs labeled Mt. Irenaeus. Following the arrows up some dirt "roads" we discovered a retreat and home to Franciscan Monks, loosely tied to St. Bonaventure. Mt. Irenaeus occasionally welcomes guests for Sunday Eucharist (followed by a dish to pass meal). The area is not handicapped accessible and it’s best to call 716-375-2096 before venturing up the mountain. With all of our side trips and the occasional wrong turn the round trip from our Wellsville home through Oil Country covered 73 laid-back miles. The website for local tourism is www.DiscoverAlleganyCounty.com. Call 1-800-836-1869 or 585-268-5500 to request brochures or look for them in Allegany County Libraries and banks. This driving tour is listed in Scenic Drives but there are also brochures for: Spring Summer Fall, Artisans & Galleries, Historic Trails, Hunting & Fishing, Fall Winter Spring and Festivals & Events. Elaine Hardman is a member of the Allegany County Office of Tourism Advisory Board, the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group and an officer of the Allegany Artisans.