<VV> Re: Convention Sightseeing - stuff a bit East (was Buffalo
kaczmarek at charter.net
Sat Jul 15 22:38:29 EDT 2006
Sounds like someone wants to visit the Corning Glass Works.
I went there when I was a kid, it was really something else.
Anyway, From Buffalo Take I-90 East (NYS THRUWAY) to
Batavia exit. T/L at the Light after you pay your toll at the exit Ramp and
go into town.
At NY RT 5, T/L and head east thru the town. When you're about 3 miles into
town you'll bear right onto NY HWY 63, Which will take you into farm
country, thru East Bethany and Pavilion. You will T/R and go south on NY HWY
36 in the town of Warsaw, follow the signs for Mount Morris/Letchworth State
Park. In the Town of Mt Morris you'll see a sign to turn left--almost in the
center of town, and a short road will take you to I-390. Go South on I-390
and you'll be in the town of Corning in about an hour. Total Time from
Buffalo, about 2 hrs 15 minutes. Plenty of signs once you get to Corning to
get to the Glass Works.
Of course you'll drive a lot further and see a lot less if you just continue
on the Interstate East past Batavia and take I-390 South from the interstate
If you need maps let me know, I'll bring one from the net that shows the
route pretty well.
I took that route many times to get on US 15 in Painted Post, continue into
PA and take the Appalachian Hwy to Williamsport, Harrisburg, Gettysburg and
into MD to get to Virginia when I lived in VA Beach. I'ts really the only
way to get from Buffalo to Northern VA.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Burkhard" <burkhard at rochester.rr.com>
To: "Wayne Broadhead" <afvair at gmail.com>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:21 PM
Subject: <VV> Re: Convention Sightseeing - stuff a bit East (was Buffalo
> Wayne -
> I can't answer the question about getting from Buffalo to Corning, but I
> can comment on a couple of other things ...
> The George Eastman House in Rochester that you are discussing is well
> worth it if you are at all into history, photography, old mansions, nice
> gardens, or learning about eccentric millionaires who advocated 13 month
> calendars. The house tour itself is great (the guides know lots of facts
> about the brilliant but a bit wacky Mr. Eastman) and there is also
> attached a gallery which always has a couple of exhibits going.
> Here's the link for the Eastman House:
> www.eastmanhouse.org -- There is a menu bar at the top that will show
> you current exhibitions. There is also a permanent exhibition room filled
> with cameras through the ages. Very cool.
> Rt. 14 past Seneca Lake should be a fine road, but it will be slower than
> going via I-390. I-390 has nothing to see though, whereas the routes down
> any of the Finger Lakes have more to see and stop at.
> Actually, if you would consider a different Finger lake, I would *highly*
> recommend the Glenn Curtiss Museum http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/
> right near Keuka Lake in the village of Hammondsport. For those who don't
> know, Curtis was a brilliant aviation pioneer (rival/contemporary to the
> Wrights) who was responsible for a lot of innovation in the early years,
> especially with flying boats & seaplanes. He was also very into
> motorcycles, so there is quite a bit there on his work in that area.
> Hammondsport is on the southern tip of Keuka Lake (1 lake West of Seneca),
> which is right near 390, down by Corning. Thus, you could take 390 south
> to Corning and then stop at the Curtis Museum (or vice versa).
> hammondsport itself is a nice little village as well, and there are some
> decent wineries in the area.
> If would recommend Dr. Konstantin Frank winery midway up the west side of
> Keuka Lake.
> Dr. Frank was the guy who introduced V. vinifera grapes (European grapes)
> to the region and has been among the most successful getting them to grow
> well here. The whites (esp. the Riesling, which is world class) are
> excellent and most of the reds are pretty decent.
> You can spend as much time driving around Keuka Lake as you like, or if
> you get pressed for time, just pop onto I-390.
> Finally, if you are down in the Corning area and like vintage aircraft,
> you should check out the "Wings of Eagles" museum, which is apaprently the
> new name for the "National Warplane Mueum". http://www.warplane.org/.
> Check out the aircraft they have (big hangers and nice indoor exhibits of
> other stuff too) under "Collections" at the top of the home page. It's in
> the lovely-named town of Horseheads, probably less than 10 mi east of
> Corning on Rt 17 (big highway).
> It's further east of the other places, but if anybody is a garden-geek or
> needs to placate a wife who is, I would really recommend Sonnenberg
> Gardens in Canandaigua, a Victorian mansion with a wide variety of
> attached gardens.
> Hope that helps people looking for stuff to do!
> Jim Burkhard
> Rochester, NY
> Wayne Broadhead wrote:
>> Hello Corvair friends,
>> My wife and I are flying into Buffalo one week early and want to do
>> some sightseeing in upstate, NY. I could sure use some help from
>> anyone living near Buffalo, Rochester or Corning, NY. We are flying
>> into Buffalo, then driving the next day to Rochester to see the Kodak
>> Eastman Home. From there I would like to see some countryside, so we
>> are driving east to about the Seneca lake area then south to Corning
>> New York.
>> My question is how is Highway 14 down the side of Seneca Lake to
>> Corning. Is it good road, or should I stick with the freeway from
>> Rochester to Corning? (being from out of state, I don't know what to
>> expect). We then want to see the "Museum of Glass" in Corning.
>> Question #2 and last question: Now to get to Buffalo from Corning,
>> that "Alleghany State Park" drive looks nice. How is highway 86 from
>> corning, then 219 straight north to Buffalo? The 219 road looks a
>> little scary on "yahoo maps", it looks like it is dirt instead of
>> paved. I would like to get to Buffalo and see all those Corvairs,
>> instead of broke down on a dirt road in the hills of New York. Any
>> help on this would sure help.
>> Corvair content: Took my 66 monza in to get it inspected today.
>> Caused quite a stir, when all the mechanics at Big-O-Tire, quit
>> working and walked to the doors to see another employee going over my
>> vair outside.
>> Thanks for all your help,
>> Wayne and MaryLou Broadhead
>> Bonneville Corvair Club
>> Kaysville, Utah
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