The New York Portion of US Route 6 traverses a scenic 79-mile stretch of New York, cutting through Orange and Putnam Counties before ending in Westchester County. Entering from neighboring Pennsylvania with US 209 at Port Jervis, the two routes part ways just north as US 209 takes an northerly route to Kingston while US 6 sweeps across southern NY’s northern suburbs on its way eastward.
US 6 is the road less traveled, but between Goshen and Harriman it takes a more crowded route. It runs concurrent with NY 17 – The Quickway – before splitting at one of New York’s biggest interchanges where US6/NY17 meet I-87 (the Thruway) and NY32. From there, whilst US 6 remains as an express freeway into Harriman State Park to the east, NY17 becomes an open highway heading south. Zoom down US 6, traveling concurrent with The Quickway (NY 17) from Goshen to Harriman. Here you’ll find one of New York’s largest interchanges where the roads converge at I-87 and NY 32! After that it’s all freeway bliss as you cruise through Harriman State Park – just don’t forget your sunglasses or a jacket if need be.
Taking a scenic journey along the Hudson, US 6 and US 202 wind through Orange County before entering Westchester. Here they meet up with another old friend in the form of concurrency with US 9! After an adventure full of twists and turns (including access to historic Taconic State Parkway at Shrub Oak), our trips ends just north on Connecticut when we encounter I-84, I-684, and NY 22 smartly perched near Brewster. Let’s take this trip together down memory lane starting from today!
Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.” Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered! Online at https://www.route6tour.com