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Motorcycle Roads Route 14: from Horseheads to Watkins Glen

By Eric Draper
on July 1, 2005

3.0out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start your route in the town of Horseheads, NY and simply take Route 14 up to Watkins Glenn, NY ... 15 miles one way. Turn around and head back to make it a nice 30 mile roundtrip.

Scenery

Along this lovely little route I traveled the other day, there are many interesting sights to see. Some of these include rivers and marshy areas, waterfalls, a large lake (Seneca Lake), steep rocky cliffs and if you are lucky some wildlife ... I saw some deer Photo contributed by visitor in Jun 09 - "Wagner winery and their Ginny Lee Cafe."

Road Quality

The path has many twists and turns and only an occasional rough spot. Unfortunately there is some road construction right now (Jul 05) so that is a minus. Over all I greatly enjoyed my ride and think that you will to if you give this one a try.

Roadside Amenities

This route lies on the way to Watkins Glen State Park. You can fish, swim at the park, camp, and boat if you are with a party that has access to one. Also several restaurants dot the way and once in Watkins Glen you can go to the racetrack.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on September 10, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Took this route coming back from a long road trip that started in Galway, NY to Hershey, PA and home again. Started in Corning, NY around 4:30 on Sept 8 and arrived in Geneva, NY around 6:00. The wind was gusting around 25pmh and it was very cloudy spitting rain all the way. We've actually run this route a couple of times before when the weather was nice. The scenery is wonderful, especially the run up the west side of the lake.

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By Guest
on January 26, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I have ridden this route many times and it is typically slow to very slow due to traffic.

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By Guest
on July 1, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Heading north on #14 from Horseheads, keep to the speed limit especially in Pine Valley and in Millport (30mph). Midway through the town of Watkins Glen, as a detour, make a right on #414 to Wagner Winery and have lunch at the Ginny Lee Cafe. That ride takes about 20 minutes from WG to Wagner winery. They have wine tasting and a good selection of Beers.

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By Guest
on January 8, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

It is an amazing route and is worth the trip.

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By Guest
on December 26, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

........and don't stop at Geneva! Keep going on Rt. 14 all the way up to Sodus Point, NY and Lake Ontario. Sodus Point has a nice little village, and there is a lighthouse at Sodus Point, as well. Make the return trip on 414, on the other side of Seneca Lake, back to Watkins Glen. There are some nice little scenic towns along the way, like Seneca Falls.

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By Guest
on February 22, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1983

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Standard

The ride up over the hill between Watkins Glen and Ithaca on route 79 is quite interesting too. You could make a loop out of it by taking route 13 back to Horseheads.

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By Guest
on January 23, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Don't cut your ride short, continue north up Rt 14 along the west shore of Sennaca Lake to the town of Geneva, from there you can take the east side of the lake back to Watkins Glen. There is very nice scenery on both sides of lake.

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