PA Route 6 FAQ’s

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 traveling 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:

  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.