We have a local airport located 2 miles east of Massena that offers commercial passenger service with a connection to and from Albany, NY, with through connections to Boston's Logan International Airport. Three flights are available, seven days a week. Publicly owned, the airport terminal underwent a major renovation project in 2004 and is host to over 9000 flights yearly, divided between general aviation (local/transient), military, air taxi and commercial.
Massena is located along New York State Route 37. For directions from your location, click here.
From Canada, take the 401 to Cornwall (US Bridge/Brookdale Avenue Exit) and follow Brookdale Ave/CR-2 East/Provincial Route 138 S. Enter roundabout and take exit to continue following Provincial Route 138 S/Seaway International Bridge. After processing at U.S. Customs, follow the roundabout to the second exit onto NYS 37 W. Follow NYS 37 W into Massena. Massena is less than 20 minutes from Cornwall.
From Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse/Watertown, take US 81 N to Alexandria Bay, exit 50N, to NY 12 N which will become NYS 37 E. Stay on NYS 37 E to Massena. From Buffalo, approximately 5 hours driving time, 4 hours 30 minutes from Rochester, 3 hours from Syracuse, 1 hour 45 minutes from Watertown.
From NYC/Albany, take US 87 N (Adirondack Northway) to Plattsburgh; bear right onto exit ramp 42 (Mooers/Rouses Point) to US 11. Turn left onto US 11 and follow US 11 to Malone. Turn right onto NYS 37 W in Malone and continue on NYS 37 W into Massena. Approximate driving time from NYC, 6 hours; from Albany, 4 hours.
From Vermont, take Interstate 89 north to exit 21 (Swanton). Follow Route 78 west to Rouses Point (Route 78 merges with Route 2). Follow U.S. Route 11 south to Malone; turn right onto Route 37 W to Massena. Driving time from Burlington, approximately three hours.
From Boston, take I-93 N (Portions toll) to I-89 N toward Lebanon/White River Junction VT. Take the VT-78 exit (Exit 21) toward US-7/Swanton. Turn left onto 1ST ST/VT-78. Continue to follow VT-78. Turn right onto N River St/VT-78. Continue to follow VT-78. Turn right onto US-2 S/Theodore Roosevelt Hwy. Continue to follow US-2 S. Turn left onto US-11/Lake St, then right onto US-11/Champlain St. Continue to follow US-11 into Malone; turn right onto Route 37 W to Massena. Driving time from Boston, approximately six hours, 30 minutes.
Massena is the headquarters of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway System which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, Minnesota. Once you reach the St. Lawrence River from your point of origin, you may need to pass through one or more of the series of locks that make up the Seaway System. For important information regarding pleasure craft navigation of the locks, click here.
In the Massena area, you can dock at the Robert Moses State Park Marina (approximately 3 miles north of Massena) or Coles Creek State Park Marina (approximately 12 miles northwest of Massena). Boat launches are also available along the river in Massena at the Massena Intake (Route 131) and next to the Wilson Hill causeway (also on Route 131). For details on boating and fishing along the St. Lawrence, click here.