Sayre is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States, which is the largest borough. It lies 18 miles southeast of Elmira, New York, and 30 miles southwest of Binghamton. The population was 5,403 at the 2020 census. Sayre is part of the Penn-York Valley ("The Valley"), a group of four contiguous communities in New York and Pennsylvania: Waverly, New York; South Waverly, Pennsylvania; Sayre; Athens, Pennsylvania, and smaller surrounding communities with a combined population near 35,000. The area in a river valley in the Allegheny Plateau just north of the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the Chemung River.
Robert Packer Hospital is in the middle of Sayre and was named after Robert Asa Packer, who came to Sayre when the town became the point of distribution for the Lehigh Valley Railroad's northern traffic. Shortly after his arrival, Packer invested in the Sayre Land Company and purchased 20 acres between Lockhart and Hayden Streets and between Wilbur Avenue and Hayden's Pond.
There is plenty to do in the Sayre and the surrounding area; hiking, museums, river activities, skiing, biking, brewery/wineries, finger lakes, theaters, flea market, vintage stores, state parks and so much more. We utilize our local resources and businesses for our Wellness Events, such as ice skating, axe throwing, picnics, UHL hockey or triple AAA baseball games, and dinners at local restaurants.