History and Scenery on New York Route 20

Here’s a New York Times article about New York State Route 20 — a once proud artery between Albany and Buffalo supplanted by the Thruway in the 1950s.

Says the Times:

"Route 20 is a visual encyclopedia of American building types, not only
the many historic houses open to the public but also the beleaguered
gems … The 290-mile route is lined with antiques shops, bed-and-breakfasts and
signposts to nearby gardens, caverns and spectacular waterfalls. Lakes
lap the sides of the road in towns with evocative names — Geneva,
Cazenovia, Skaneateles."

It sounds a bit like a miniature Route 66.