Q. How long does it take to do Route 6 in Pennsylvania?

A. We recommend at least 5 – 7 days to truly explore all the historic sites, attractions, small towns, recreational opportunities and shops along PA Route 6. If you only have a long weekend or a few days, we suggest splitting the trip up into small sections. Click here for suggested itineraries. (Link to itineraries)

Q. What is the best way to plan my trip?

A. First figure out what you like to see and do. Then figure out how much time you have to spend. We have installed a mile marker system across Route 6 to help you figure out the distance between places. Keep in mind that in most cases you are driving on a two-lane road and that speed limits will decrease as you enter each small town – so you will not be travelling at interstate speed.

Q. Do I need to make reservations? Isn’t not having any plans the fun part about a road trip?

A.We are not ruining your fun but just cautioning you that it is a good idea to at least check with lodging facilities in an area where you might like to stay to make sure they have availability. This is especially important during fall foliage season when most places fill up quickly.

Q. Is it true that there are no bridges on Route 6?

A. We are not sure where this myth started, but it is not true. There are plenty of bridges that cross an abundance of small streams, creeks and at least two rivers – the Allegheny and the Susquehanna.

Q. Can I take my fifth wheel across the complete route?

A. Yes, a fifth wheel or even a tractor trailer should be able to fit under all bridges along the highway.

Q. How far away from a major city is Route 6?

It depends on where you are starting or ending your roadtrip. These are examples of of driving distances to major towns on Route 6:

MAJOR CITY
WESTERN
CENTRAL
EASTERN
 

Meadville

Wellsboro

Milford

Philadelphia

8 hours 4 hours 2 hours

Pittsburgh

1.5 hours 4 hours 6 hours

New York/ La Guardia

8.5 hours 4.5 hours 2.5 hours

Newark NJ

8 hours 4 hours 2 hours

Buffalo NY

2 hours 3 hours 5.25 hours

Cleveland OH

1.5 hours 5 hours 6.5 hours

Washington DC

6 hours 5 hours 2.5 hours

 

Q. How do I get there?

A. Route 6 is accessible by a number of interstate highways: I-84, I-81, and I-79 as well as the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. US Route 6 runs parallel to both I-80 in Pennsylvania and I-86 in New York.