Originally Posted by nothermark
FWIW both routes I pointed out bypass significant miles and tolls. You will go a bit slower but get there as fast because it is shorter. They routinely handle large truck traffic so we do find with a MH and towed. We prefer it to going through Albany with any vehicle.
I guess we all have our preferences but getting off of I-90 does not run you through Albany to access I-87/Northway then on to the desirable exits to Vermont. And a few bucks more in tolls - well worth it if time limited.
That potential slow truck traffic on rough NY 5, 30, 29 or 67 (Walmart and Target distribution centers) along with a very nasty bump filled stretch of NY 67 after you figure out the turn off NY 5 to 67 in Amsterdam through Galway and on into Ballston Spa to NY 50 then Saratoga (during horse race season
) will turn your brains to mush. Stop and go driving, dawdling along behind a semi truck over hill and dale just is not my idea of an idyllic vacation. Rt 29 - just more of the same with a little different scenery. Of course you could wander down NY 5 to Schenectady ........
But, as I've already said, we each have our driving preferences