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Address: , Albany, NY
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NICE ROUTE TO TRAVEL

It was well marked and lots of stores and restaurants along the way if you wanted to stop 55 MPH was a nice speed to travel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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albany
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36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Rt 20 thru Albany and Guilder land is nothing but a build up road lined with a couple of shopping malls and office buildings and store fronts. As you get further west, it is a country road with farms and nice scenery. I don't think I would recommend it, if you are traveling out of town just to see Rt... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I personally didn't find anything much worth getting excited about here. There was a lot of shopping and storefront activity along the way, but no more than on any other similar small highway, which runs most of the length of New York. The road itself is in need of repairs along part of its traverse of the Albany area. I... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was well marked and lots of stores and restaurants along the way if you wanted to stop 55 MPH was a nice speed to travel.

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On the road again
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163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Went food shopping on route 20 at Town Center. There is a super Price Chopper, lots of food choices and easy to get in and out of. Right near the Seventeen Hundred High Rise apartments and across from Crossgates Mall.

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Laguna Beach, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

such a weather worn and beaten road. its so tired, it either needs put to pasture or revamped completely

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Wading River, New York
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82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Rather than take the usual Interstate which rushed you through miles of trees, we decided to take Route 20 on our drive west. It was so nice to drive through all of the towns and see all of the scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you are driving to Cooperstown from the East, an alternative choice is to get off Interstate 88 at the Duanesburg exit and take Route 20 nearly all the way to Cooperstown. It is a very scenic drive and for the most part, you can drive 55 miles an hour. The pastoral countryside is lovely in all seasons. Sharon Springs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We travelled this road from Albany heading towards Boston. Very beautiful drive. Slow in some spots but the small towns and lakes were worth it. I felt comfortable taking over the wheel from my husband when he got tired. We loved seeing new places that this route took us. Definately a good road to unwind on and to start enjoying... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Route 20 is called Western Avenue as it travels through Guilderland, NY (immediately west of Albany), and it's the main commercial road through this popular suburb. It's also apparently a prime revenue generator for the town, called "The Gauntlet" by local police who patrol it regularly with speed traps and cameras that scan licence plates and flag alerts for outstanding... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice scenic ride, but not much to do. We started our trip from Albany and we saw only a few antiques shops, but mostly just county for about 1 hour. Maybe we should have gone down longer but not much to see except country for the hour we were on the road.

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