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US Route 20

Albany, NY
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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Albany
Type: Scenic Drives
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Brooklawn, NJ
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It's a great ride through some very scenic country. Very relaxing. And then there's Sharon Springs. The police are out, in force, in this little dinky burg. Yes, I got nailed for speeding, and I later saw several others also by the side of the road.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

From Albany to Buffalo - beautiful countryside drive. Stops everywhere...antiques, history, restaurants, inns. Beautiful villages along the way...Richfield Springs, Cazenovia, Skaneateles...etc. Take a long weekend and meander down Route 20...

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Schenectady, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I've been at the Western end in Newport OR and in Boston. Not many traffic Lights. and great scenery esp where it goes thru The Cascades east of Newport Oregon.

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Southern California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We traveled many miles on Route 20 from Geneva at the top of the Finger Lakes east into Albany. We were purposely bypassing the state thruway. Route 20 is slower but much more scenic -- past old villages with beautiful old churches and other buildings This is definitely the way to go to absorb more of the natural surroundings. See... More

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Oakville, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Decided to try 20 before leaving Ontario as part of the trip down to Boston. Had spent couple of hours getting across the border from Canada and I-90 was full of caravans, RVs, trailers and people hogging the left lane. So when we dropped down onto 20 close to Geneva it was a breath of fresh air. Minimal traffic seems... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

BEAUTIFUL. Drove on this route to Cooperstown. Felt like I was in some perfect/picturesque dream...red barns, rolled up hay, clothes on the line, even saw a horse/cart, antique shops, country stores....I was so relaxed with the green hills, lakes, etc. Children might not appreciate it, but those who need to chillax will love it. (you must stop at Bob's Country... More

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Hamilton, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I have lived within a hour of route 20 my entire life. It offers a little bit of everything museums scenic views, a wide range of places to eat, and a ton of attractions along the way or just a short side trip away. I have driven across the entire state many times. It has both the comfortable and familiar... More

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Albany, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

As others have said, Rt. 20 is one of the oldest highways running across the country east-west. Most of it is now bypassed by highways. Starting in Boston, super-highway Route 90 runs parallel - tolls, heavy truck traffic, etc., but much faster route. We live in an historic mansions on Rt. 20. This 2.5 mile stretch running through downtown Albany... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I think it may have better in the Summer, But there was not mch to do, not much really going on and kind of Boring.

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