Detailed driving directions from several US cities and Toronto are below. Don’t forget you can contact us or request an adventure guide if you want more information. Our packages are also a good source of ideas.
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Driving Directions By Car
- From Buffalo, NY (90 Minutes):
I-90 West to Erie, Pa. Exits or U.S. Rt. 5 West to Erie.
- From Cleveland, OH (90 Minutes):
Follow I-90 East to I-79 North to Erie.
- From New York City, NY (7 Hours):
I-87 North to Tappan Zee Bridge exit onto U.S. Rt. 6 or I-86 Follow I-86 through southern New York state to I-90 in Pa. Follow I-90 several miles to Erie exits. Or as an alternative, take the Holland Tunnel to I-80 to I-79 North to Erie.
- From Harrisburg, PA (4.5 Hours):
Follow I-476 North to I-80 West to I-79 North to Erie. Or take I-76 to Harrisburg, follow U.S. Rt. 322 to I-80 West then to I-79 North to Erie.
- From Pittsburgh, PA (2 Hours):
Take I-279 to I-79 North To Erie.
- From Toronto (3.5 Hours):
Take the Queen Elizabeth Way to Peace Bridge to Buffalo, NY, then follow I-90 West or U.S. Rt. 5 West to Erie.
- From Washington, D.C. (5.5 Hours):
Take I-270 North to I-70 West. Then get on I-76 West to I-79 North to Erie
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