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Southern Tier Scenic Expressway Road Trip

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39.8 miles: 0 hours, 35 minutes
Winding through valleys and over tree-blanketed mountains, this section of the Southern Tier Expressway immerses you in natural beauty. Recreational highlights along the scenic drive include 13,156-acre Chautauqua Lake and 65,000-acre Allegany State Park, “the wilderness playground of Western New York.” The road also passes through the Allegany Reservation.
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39.8 miles: 0 hours, 35 minutes
Fronted by white pine, lovely Chautauqua Lake’s northeast shore is visible as you begin this trek through Western New York on I-86. Just before crossing over the Allegheny River, you’ll enter Indian reservation lands. On the approach to Salamanca, the Southern Tier Expressway edges Allegany State Park, and dense oak and hardwood forests go on as far as the eye can see.