Travel/Directions

Directions to the New York Shelter

Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter is located just west of Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The sanctuary is one-and-a-half hours southeast of Rochester and half an hour north of Elmira.

Physical address (for mapping purposes only):
3150 Aikens Rd
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Please note: It is best to use the directions below once you reach Watkins Glen as GPS and online mapping tools may direct you to take small, unmarked seasonal roads through the surrounding forest. Mail may not be sent to this address. All Farm Sanctuary mail should be sent to PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Driving Directions
*From Watkins Glen

From Route 14/Franklin Street, head West on Fourth Street/Route 409. Turn right onto Route 23/28. Stay on Route 23 as it branches off to the left (one mile). Continue on Route 23 for eight miles and then turn left onto Aikens Road. Follow Aikens Road for two miles until you see the Farm Sanctuary Visitor Center on the left. Look for Farm Sanctuary signs along the way.

From Bath
Take 17E (86) to Exit 40 Savona. Turn left on Route 226 North, then right on County Route 23. Take a right on Aikens Road and proceed two miles to the Visitor Center.

From Rochester
Take 390 S to 17E (86) and then take Savona Exit 40. Turn left on Route 226 North, then right on Route 23. Then take a right on Aikens Road and proceed two miles to the Visitor Center.

From Thruway 90
Take Geneva Exit 42 to Route 14 South to Watkins Glen*.

From Ithaca
Take Route 79 West to Watkins Glen*.

From Binghamton
Take Route 17 (86) West to Elmira Exit 52 and take 14 North to Watkins Glen*.

From Philadelphia
Take Route 81 North to 17 (86) West to Exit 52 and take 14 North to Watkins Glen*.

From Elmira
Take Route 17 (86) West to Exit 52 and take 14 North to Watkins Glen*.

From Corning
Take Route 414 North to Watkins Glen*.

From New York City
Take Route 80 West to 380 North (Scranton), then take 81 North to Binghamton, then Route 17 (86) West. Take Elmira Exit 52 to 14 North to Watkins Glen*.
Please note that Route 17 is also Interstate 86.

Transportation Information
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
45 minutes from the sanctuary.
800-428-4322
US Air 800-943-5436
Northwest 800-225-2525

Ithaca Regional Airport
1 hour from the sanctuary.
607-257-0456

Rochester Airport
1.5 hours from the sanctuary.
585-753-7000

Taxi Services
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Bells Taxi
1 hour notice required; approximately $50.
607-731-8801 • 607-731-8880

Ithaca & Elmira Airports
Ithaca Dispatch Inc.
1 day or several hours’ notice preferred, approximately $80.
888-321-1149

Bus Transportation
Greyhound 800-231-2222
Shortline 607-734-2001
NY Trailways 800-295-5555
Coach USA 800-647-6471

Public Bus Routes
Schuyler County

Car Rentals
Avis 800-831-2847
Enterprise 800-325-8007
Hertz 800-654-3131
National 800-227-7368