New York State Route 14A

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New York State Route 14A marker

New York State Route 14A
Map of New York State Route 14A
Map of Finger Lakes region in central New York with NY 14A highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of NY 14
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length 35.99 mi[2] (57.92 km)
Existed 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end NY 14 in Reading
North end US 20 / NY 5 / NY 245 in Geneva
Counties Schuyler, Yates, Ontario
Highway system
NY 14 US 15

New York State Route 14A (NY 14A) is a north–south state highway located in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. It extends for 35.99 miles (57.92 km) from an interchange with NY 14 in the Schuyler County town of Reading to an intersection with U.S. Route 20 (US 20) and NY 5 west of the Ontario County city of Geneva. In between, the two-lane route serves Yates County and the village of Penn Yan, located at the northeastern tip of Keuka Lake. Outside of Penn Yan, NY 14A traverses rural, rolling terrain dominated by farmland.

The route runs parallel to and west of NY 14 for its entire route between the Watkins Glen and Geneva areas. During the 1920s, NY 14A was part of NY 14, which originally served Dundee and Penn Yan on its way from Watkins Glen to Geneva. NY 14 was moved onto its current routing alongside Seneca Lake as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York, at which time the old inland alignment became NY 14A.

Route description[edit]

NY 14A begins at an interchange with NY 14 at Gabriel's Junction, a hamlet 4 miles (6 km) north of Watkins Glen in the town of Reading. The route heads to the northwest, passing under the Norfolk Southern Railway's Corning Secondary as it runs up the side of a hill. After 1 mile (1.6 km), the highway takes on a more northerly routing, passing by several farms as it proceeds through Reading Center and toward the Yates County line. In one short stretch north of Reading Center, the highway crosses into Yates County, reenters Schuyler County, and heads back into Yates County. While in Schuyler County for the second time, it meets with the northern terminus of NY 226.[3]

Once it reenters Yates County, NY 14A runs due north across the town of Starkey to the village of Dundee, where it is known first as Main Street. Main Street becomes Water Street at the main intersection in Dundee, where it meets Union and Seneca Streets. At the north end of the village, it turns west on Millard Street at a junction near the Dundee Central School. NY 14A remains on Millard Street to the western village line, where it intersects Pre-Emption Road.[3] This north–south highway marks the Preemption Line that divided the Iroquois lands of western New York awarded to New York from those awarded to Massachusetts by the Treaty of Hartford of 1786.[4] Just west of Dundee, NY 14A meets with the eastern terminus of NY 230.[3]

Intersection of NY 14A and NY 54A in Penn Yan

From here, the route turns north and runs along the farmland-covered ridge between Seneca and Keuka Lakes,[3] which features a thriving Mennonite community.[5] The highway passes through the town of Milo, serving the small hamlet of Second Milo and the Penn Yan Airport before descending the ridge into Penn Yan, a village at the northeast end of Keuka Lake. It follows Brown and Liberty Streets in the village,[3] sharing the road with NY 54 between Lake and Elm Streets. At the Elm Street intersection, located in Penn Yan's central business district, NY 54A ends at NY 14A and NY 54—completing its alternate loop of the latter—while NY 54 leaves NY 14A to follow Elm Street out of the village.[2][3] NY 14A continues on Liberty Street through the northern part of the village, where it meets the southern terminus of NY 364 at a junction adjacent to the Penn Yan Central School District's campus.[3]

NY 14A looking south, Yates County in background.

North of Penn Yan, NY 14A enters the town of Benton, where it heads due north past several farms on the hilltop north of Keuka Lake. It goes through the hamlet of Benton Center before quietly passing into the Ontario County town of Seneca. In the hamlet of Hall, located 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the county line, NY 14A turns northeast, at which point the due north–south highway becomes County Route 5. NY 14A continues in a general northeasterly direction as it winds its way toward the city of Geneva. Midway between Hall and Geneva, the route picks up NY 245 just before it crosses Wilson Creek, a small stream feeding into Seneca Lake. NY 14A and NY 245 continue northeastward across farmland into the town of Geneva, where both routes terminate at a junction with US 20 and NY 5 just west of the Geneva city limits in a commercialized area known as Lenox Park.[3]


In 1908, the New York State Legislature created Route 12, an unsigned legislative route extending from Horseheads to Lyons via Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, and Geneva.[6][7] When the first set of posted routes in New York were assigned in 1924, all of legislative Route 12 became part of NY 14, which extended south to Elmira and north to Sodus Point.[8][9] NY 14 was realigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York to follow a new highway along Seneca Lake between Reading and Geneva. Its former routing via Penn Yan was redesignated as NY 14A.[1][10] In Penn Yan, NY 14A once followed Main Street, located one block to the east of its current routing. The old route passes through the main downtown area and by the Yates County Fairgrounds. This alignment of NY 14A merged into the current route north of Penn Yan and used what is now Old Route 14A to reach modern NY 14A southeast of the village.[11]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Schuyler Reading 0.00 0.00 NY 14
5.17 8.32 NY 226 Northern terminus of NY 226
Yates Dundee 11.05 17.78 NY 230 Eastern terminus of NY 230
Penn Yan 20.65 33.23 NY 54 south Southern terminus of NY 14A / NY 54 overlap
20.90 33.64 NY 54 north / NY 54A Northern terminus of NY 14A / NY 54 overlap; northern terminus of NY 54A
21.60 34.76 NY 364 Eastern terminus of NY 364
Ontario Seneca 32.89 52.93 NY 245 south Southern terminus of NY 14A / NY 245 overlap
Town of Geneva 35.99 57.92 US 20 / NY 5 / NY 245 Northern terminus of NY 14A / NY 245 overlap; northern terminus of NY 245
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Road Map of New York (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1930. 
  2. ^ a b c "2008 Traffic Volume Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2009. p. 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h  Template:Yahoo maps is deprecated.›Yahoo!; Navteq (December 14, 2010). "overview map of NY 14A" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved December 14, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Street, Alfred Billings (1859). The Council of Revision of the State of New York. Albany, New York: W. Gould. p. 154. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Keuka Lake". Moon Travel Guides. 2010. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ State of New York Department of Highways (1909). The Highway Law. Albany, New York: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 58–59. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ New York State Department of Highways (1920). Report of the State Commissioner of Highways. Albany, New York: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 520–521. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "New York's Main Highways Designated by Numbers". The New York Times. December 21, 1924. p. XX9. 
  9. ^ Official Map Showing State Highways and other important roads (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. State of New York Department of Public Works. 1926. 
  10. ^ New York in Soconyland (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Standard Oil Company of New York. 1929. 
  11. ^ Penn Yan Quadrangle – New York – Yates Co (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1976. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 

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