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Nice Alternative to the Interstate

We travelled this road from Albany heading towards Boston. Very beautiful drive. Slow in some spots... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2014
Guilderland Rte 20 "The Gauntlet"

Route 20 is called Western Avenue as it travels through Guilderland, NY (immediately west of... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Kate R
Albany, New York, United States
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“east west” (2 reviews)
Albany, NY
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Reviewed 8 August 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...More

Thank kathycF8282UJ
Reviewed 5 August 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...More

1  Thank Kate R
Reviewed 3 July 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...More

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed 21 October 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...More

13  Thank KJE1776
Reviewed 17 October 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...

6  Thank jim s
Reviewed 9 September 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.

1  Thank JamesTaft
Reviewed 27 August 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...More

2  Thank Daruth
Reviewed 24 August 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...More

3  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 13 August 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,...More

4  Thank Miami_FloridaMiamian
Reviewed 18 April 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...More

5  Thank UpstateDave82
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Ruth T
30 May 2016|
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Response from Marisol B | Reviewed this property |
I probably would not take twenty. I would get on I 90 west once your on the Albany area.