US Route 20, the Road Across America
The Route 20 Association of New York State – Official Stewards of the NYS Route 20 Scenic Byway
It's all about the drive! Rolling hills, spectacular views, working landscapes, tranquil communities and deep history. That’s US Route 20, the longest highway in the United States stretching 3,365 miles coast to coast from Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts to the junction of US 101 in Newport, Oregon. US Route 20 is also New York State’s longest highway; 372 miles from the border with Massachusetts to the border of Pennsylvania.
In New York State, 108 miles of Route 20 from Duanesburg (Schenectady County) on the east to LaFayette (Onondaga County) on the west is designated as a New York State Scenic Byway because of its spectacular beauty and unique history to the westward migration of the state and the nation.
The area stretching about 30 miles either side of the Scenic Byway is considered the Scenic Byway Corridor. The corridor features even more idyllic communities, numerous specialty shops, local farm markets and numerous community events.
Welcome to America's Main Street! Traveling the Route 20 Scenic Byway will make it seem like the world is not racing by quite so quickly. [ more ]