Northbound Northway Rest Stops and Parking Areas

To Southbound Rest Areas

The Northway doesn't have any real service areas like the Thruway, where you can get hot food, real coffee and fuel. But it has a few good rest stops that offer vending machines and clean bathrooms. Parking areas are just that, maybe a porta-potty but usually just a place to rest for a couple minutes. The two newest ones, built just south of Exit 30 and called the High Peaks Reception Area, are fairly elaborate and almost worth a stop to check them out. You'll probably have to stop just before the southbound one cause our over-extended customs agents love to put checkpoints there which cause fatal accidents!

Mile PostBetween ExitsNameAmenitiesPicture
15.4 9 & 10 Clifton Park Rest Area
518-371-3763
Recently rebuilt, offers good bathrooms, a state trooper substation, some vending machines and a big counter manned by the local firm full of all sorts of handbills, maps and pamphlets from local and Adirondack merchants. Lot is very bare and no shade and not very scenic either. Definitely a place you don't want to tarry long in the sun. Clifton Park Rest Area
40.7 17 & 18 Glens Falls Rest Area
518-792-2730
Good shady picnic area. Nice landscaping. Near the Hudson River. Restrooms Recently rebuilt, offers some vending machines and a big counter manned by the local firm full of all sorts of handbills, maps and pamphlets from local and Adirondack merchants. Glens Falls Rest Area, Bathrooms closed until Memorial Day
64.2 23 & 24 Bolton Parking Area no facilities, just some picnic tables in the shade, a good pullover Bolton Parking Area

CLOSED

82.1 27 & 28 Schroon Lake NB Rest Area Pretty spare, the SB rest area, up the hill, is much better. I heard like its Southbound mate, it has problems with septic so it is closed. Schroon Lake NB Rest Area, from the SB rest area
96.5 29 & 30 High Peaks NB Welcome Center New, great display area of Adirondack life, vending machines, 24 hour crews, worth a stop High Peaks Welcome Center NB
107.0 Just Before 31 Unnamed Moira Parking Area No bathrooms but in the long forgotten past there were. Great view, picnic tables
There was another one directly across the highway on the southbound side. Which made more sense since that was near the top of a very big hill from Exit 31
top of a very big hill from Exit 31
Moira Rest Area
111.6 30 & 31 Elizabethtown Lincoln Pond Rest Area Basic bathroom, picnic facilities, good scenery, Friday, July 31, 2009, no restrooms northbound side Elizabethtown NB Rest Area
122.6 Just Before 32 Lewis Parking Area No bathrooms or trucks, great view, exit of rest area leads to Exit 32 first Lewis NB Parking Area, click for larger picture
146.0 Between 35 &36 Valcour Rest Area Area One of the larger ones, recently redone. Has tourist center and state police substation Valcour Rest Area Area by Matt Wills
By Matt Wills
168.0 Between 41 & 42 Point Au Roche Rest Area bathrooms, large area, has an old fashioned working phone booth Point Au Roche Rest Area