New York Waterfalls: How Do I Get There?

Middle Falls of the Genesee River

New York Waterfalls is mostly likely going to involve driving a car. If you're coming from out-of-state, chances are you'll drive a rental car after flying into New York City's JFK airport or some regional airport such as Buffalo's airport (pretty common landing place for Niagara Falls).

I'm not aware of any tours leaving from NYC or Buffalo geared towards shuttling to the Finger Lakes area (towards the middle of the state of New York). Thus, if you've hired a car, I recommend getting a road atlas or some kind of map with highway and rural roads on it. We managed to navigate with TOPO! New York (not the best for this purpose, but it got the job done).

In terms of travel logistics, we were able to fly to JFK from LAX (about 6 hours) and then connect to Buffalo (about 90 minutes). From there, we rented a car and drove towards the Finger Lakes area as well as Rochester and the Letchwork State Park area. Count on around 2-3 hours to drive from Buffalo to Ithaca (near Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes).

We entertained driving from New York City to Buffalo while seeing the falls along the way, but you're looking at a minimum of 5 hours each way of driving and my coworkers from New York warned me about the slow speed limit (50 mph) with cops rigorously enforcing it not to mention the toll roads.

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