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See Grand Vistas of the Hudson River Valley and Berkshire Hills Beyond

On a summer road trip, we chose to take US 20 from I-81 into downtown Albany rather than use I-90... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
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great sightseeing road so much better than using an interstate and you get to meet interesting... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the country's oldest and longest interstate highways, US20 in Albany is within one of the oldest cities in the US, founded in 1609. From there it goes west through the suburbs to rolling hillsides, farmlands, past lakes and villages. Because it travels into...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barbara Q
Reviewed October 19, 2018

On a summer road trip, we chose to take US 20 from I-81 into downtown Albany rather than use I-90 and pay its tolls. We had the sun behind us since we were driving in the late afternoon. Summer weekday traffic wasn’t all that bad...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mainemountainbear
Reviewed October 10, 2018

great sightseeing road so much better than using an interstate and you get to meet interesting people along the way and discover amazing local eateries

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We made a point of driving from Albany to Cooperstown along this scenic drive, based on TripAdvisor recommendations and mentions in other travel materials. But it's just a country road and not especially scenic at that. There was the occasional church or ice cream stand,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 227karenl
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Rt 20 runs from Mass to the west coast, but the drive from Albany to Cooperstown is especially nice. Not too nice in the winter as the snow can blow across the road and pile up. The views from Duanesburg west to Rt 80 are...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank angus m
Reviewed September 24, 2017

route 20 runs across new york state, and is for most of it's length a beautiful and scenic drive. downtown albany, no.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank michaelbQ168AO
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

We drove along Lake Erie. The communities were beautiful. We drove into a marina to get a good view of the lake. There were many vineyards right in the road. This was a nice break from interstate driving.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Lynn R
Reviewed May 27, 2017

We drove out a ways past central Albany and then got on Highway 20 which we drove to Cooperstown and then all the way across the state to Buffalo. We loved being in the country, driving through small towns and farms. Some great barns and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank sndovale
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Cool, we get to review a road :) Actually this one is worth talking about. In Albany as Western Ave it leads from several suburbs from I-88 on one end to the Route 155, the Thruway and Northway all the way downtown to old Albany....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Fudbutter
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Went to Town Center Shopping Center on US 20 at Johnston Road across from the Crossgates Mall. They have a Price Chopper there and some neat stores and restaurants. Also found a cool apartment home next door at the high rise complex at the 1700...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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July 24, 2018|
Response from angus m | Reviewed this property |
Three places come to mind, at the Corner of rt 20 and 30A on the left just past the intersection is a restaurant that is known for steaks, it's not always open but check it. In Duanesburg across from Stewarts is a pizza/bar... More