Great Lakes Seaway Trail one of recommended Great American Drives in “Budget Travel” magazine
Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 4:26 pm

Arthur Frommer’s “Budget Travel” magazine has included the Great Lakes Seaway Trail as one of nine recommended Great American Drives.

The 518-mile Great Lakes Seaway Trail, a series of signed roads from Massena to West Springfield, Pa. paralleling the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania, is listed second on the list of nine touring routes.

Author Brendan Spiegel compares the freshwater shoreline byway to “California’s Route 1 - minus the traffic.”

He lists Eisenhower Lock on the Saint Lawrence Seaway, 28 historic lighthouses, Niagara Falls as part of the travel experience. He note that camping, birdwatching and shipwreck diving are among notable activities on the NY-PA byway.

Spiegel’s “Trip tip” is to try exploring the Great Lakes Seaway Trail’s new GeoTrail using a GPS unit to locate natural and historic landmarks where 75 cache boxes are hidden.

Just last week Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company named the Great Lakes Seaway Trail to its Top 50 Most Comfortable Touring Drives.

Learn more about the Great Lakes Seaway Trail online at or by calling 646-1000. #

More info on Budget Travel’s 9 Great American Drives is online at