Northeast Adventure – September 25-28, 2023

There are few places with stronger ties to early automobile racing than historic Watkins Glen, NY. And that's a big part of why we considered this a "must experience" location for one of our Adventures. They raced in the streets through downtown of the tiny hamlet of Watkins Glen way back in the day (1948!) and that original course is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Today they race at a dedicated road course affectionally called "The Glen" but officially known as Watkins Glen International. Some of the biggest names in Indy Car, NASCAR and even some F1 drivers have raced here. And we will be dropping in there for parade laps too! 

But that's not the only draw to this region. The gorgeous Finger Lakes region of New York is full of natural beauty and stunning vistas. The lakes were formed by ancient glaciers which carved out the U-shaped valleys tens of thousands of years ago, and then retreated leaving behind the depressions which filled with water and are now a joy to the eye and home to wildlife. The Gorge Trail is one of the most breathtaking scenes of all and worth all 1.5 miles and 832 stone steps (pro tip: walk *down* the trail!).


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Monday, September 25, 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (194mi)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 (117mi)

Thursday, September 28, 2023 (197mi)

** Itinerary subject to change. **


Everywhere you go in Watkins Glen, the influence of motor racing is palpable, and our lodging is no exception to that. We will be enjoying the true Watkins Glen experience and staying at the legendary Seneca Lodge. This charmingly rustic property is walking distance to the Gorge Trail in Watkins Glen State Park and sits on part of the historic original Grand Prix Road Course. If the Tavern Room bar's walls could talk, oh what tales it could tell of drivers and teams alike enjoying victories or soothing losses. We won't be racing, but we can enjoy the fun and celebrate our drives here just the same.

We have a bank of 9 rooms set aside for our group, so do not wait! Grab yours quickly before they are sold out. We also have a second property lined up for any overflow needs which is quite nice as well, but it's not the same kind of lodge experience. Book your room now and look forward to spending evenings with your hosts over at the A Frame kicked back in the cool evening air out on the porch sharing soothing beverages and stories of the day.

Seneca Lodge

Address: 3600 SR 419, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Room Rate: Single King or Double Queen: $110.00/night +tax

Check-in: Monday, September 25, 2023

Check-out: Friday, September 29, 2023

Reservation: Call 607-535-2014 (9:00am-5:00pm Eastern Time - Monday thru Friday)

Contact: Jackie

Group Code: Overdrive Adventures
Cancellation: Full refund for lodge room if requested by Sunday, August 20th

The fine print: We reserve the right to decline any registration for any reason. Previous last minute cancelations or no-shows for reasons other than a medical emergency create additional unnecessary overhead and are considered grounds for future registration refusals.