Ithaca College Boathouse
From campus: Turn right out of the front entrance of the college. Drive down town, take a left on 79W, Seneca Street. Turn right on 13N, Meadow Street. Turn left on Third Street, Aldi’s Market on corner. Cross the RR Track and take an immediate left. This road is unmarked, but is 3rd Street Extension. Drive to end, you will pass the Cornell BH. The parking lot for Ithaca College is past the IC Boathouse.
Ithaca College Race Course Viewing Areas
From the BH take 13 S, turn right Buffalo St., follow signs for 89 N, Cross Rt 13 South. Take a right at the next traffic light onto (Old) Taughannock Blvd (still follow signs for 89 N). You will go over a bridge – that’s the race course – park anywhere on the right side of the road.
You will be able to see the boathouse on the other side of the inlet. There is debate as to where the best place to watch the race is. Some say directly on the bridge, some say at the finish line. Some prefer to cycle along the bank with the race.
Head of the Charles
Take route 79 east to Whitney Point, turn left onto route 206 east to Bainbridge, then get on I-88 east towards Albany. I-88 to I-90 (thruway) east, stay on I-90 east all the way around Albany, towards Boston, onto the Mass. Turnpike. From Mass. Pike take exit 18 (on the left) for Cambridge, follow signs for Cambridge, cross river then immediate right onto Memorial Drive. Continue along river to Magazine Beach where all the shell trailers are. Follow posted parking insturctions. Be prepared to walk.
Head of the Fish
Take the NYS Thruway east to exit 24 Albany. Get on I-87 northbound. This is call the Northway. Go to exit 14 and go left onto Route 9P towards Saratoga Lake. Go about 3 miles on Route 9P and you cross a bridge over Saratoga Lake/Fish Creek. The Sate boat launch on your left is your destination.
Head of the Genesee
Route 89 North along lake Cayuga. At end of the lake turn left on route 20 then take an immediate right following the signs for NYS thruway (I-90 West). Go west on thruway to exit 46, proceed north on I-390, stay in the left lane whien it splits towards the airport (West). Exit at East Henrietta Road (*this is the second E. Henrietta exit – do not take the first one*). Trun right, North, follow this as it merges with Mt. Hope Ave. Continue and turn left on Elmwood Ave., just after the Towne House motel on the left. Proceed West on Elmwood, cross over the river, take left into the regatta area.
Route 96B south to route 17 east to I-81 south. Exit I-81 south. Exit I-81 at Clarks Summit, get on Penn Turnpike south. Follow turnpike (toll-road) south to the end, through tolls, go straight on I-476 towards Philadelphia to I-76 east (Schuylkill expressway). On I-76, exit left on Kelly Drive, follow this along river to the Canoe Club on your right. Plan 4+ hours driving time.
HWS Challenge on the Canal, Geneva NY
From Ithaca, take Route 96 North to Route 96A at Ovid, (follow signs for Geneva) to Routes 5 and 20 East (right onto Route 20 East). Pass a Muffler Repair Shop on the right and turn right onto East Avenue. Follow East Ave. to the end where it turn left. The Boathouse is on the right with parking next to the building.
Spectator Parking will be at the HEP supply parking lot located on Route 20 one block further east beyond East Avenue. There will be a shuttle taking spectators to the race course beginning at 9am.
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester MA
Leave Ithaca on route 79 East to Whitney Point, onto route 206 east to Bainbridge, onto I-88 east towards Albany. I-88 ends at I-90. Go east on I-90 past Albany, towardsBoston, and onto the Mass. Pike which is still I-90. Exit from Mass. Paike at Worchester (exit 10) to I-290 east through the city. Exit 17 for route 9 east. Go about 2 miles to the last traffic light before crossing the bridge over the lake. Turn left here and Regatta Point Park is immediately on the right.