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):
3136 Aikens Rd
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Please note: It is best to use the directions below once you reach Watkins Glen as navigation apps might 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 Barn on the left. Look for Farm Sanctuary signs along the way.

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 Barn.

Please note that Route 17 is also Interstate 86.

Transportation Information

Unfortunately, there is not any public transportation available that will take you to the sanctuary. If you are flying or taking the bus, you will need to rent a car or take a taxi to the sanctuary. Taxi rides do need to be scheduled in advance.

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
45 minutes from the sanctuary.

Ithaca Regional Airport
1 hour from the sanctuary.

Rochester Airport
1.5 hours from the sanctuary.

Taxi Services
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Bells Taxi
1 hour notice required; approximately $75.
607-731-8801 • 607-731-8880

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

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

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