Interstate 87: The Adirondack Northway: NY 3 West from Plattsburgh to Saranac Lake

NY 3 West from Plattsburgh to Saranac Lake

Saranac River off of NY 3
Saranac River off of NY 3

This stretch of NY 3, from Plattsburgh to Saranac Lake, is a great road and passes through a very rural, un-touristy part of the Adirondacks. It is more like the other rural parts of NY State, without all the High Peaks scenery and climbing and no Placid like preppiness. The road itself is one of the best and oldest two lane highways in the state. It is popular with high peaks residents who want to do a day of shopping in Plattsburgh or go to Montreal. It does have some good sized mountains and one good hilly stretch near the Clinton County line. Its main attraction is fishing along the Saranac River, which it follows most of the way to Plattsburgh. The most desolate and mountainous part is the stretch through Franklin County. There are numerous parking areas along the road, for fishermen and others. Southbound drivers can access NY 3W from Exit 38 and use the NY 374 bypass to pick up NY 3. In Plattsburgh, NY 3 is the main shopping area and as Cornelia Street, goes by SUNY and the airport and into downtown.

In Clinton County, it goes through the hamlets of Cadyville, Saranac, Redford, and Clayburg; in Franklin County, it goes through Sugarbush and Vermontville, and finally in Essex County, it goes through Bloomingdale, where you make a left hand turn towards Saranac Lake Village.

Hills overlooking Saranac hamlet, in Clinton County

Useful Links
      Plattsburgh-Burlington Ferry Schedule

Participating Establishments
Essex/Franklin/Clinton Counties 518 Area Code

Bart's Parts

Towing & Recovery Truck, Diesel Engine & Trailer Parts

265 US Route 11, Champlain NY 12919
Repairs, Towing and Recovery, all vehicles large and small, on or off the Northway from Keysville to the Canadian Border
Welding, logging equipment, heavy truck repair
We come ready to fix or tow anything!
Phone 1: 518-297-5270 | Phone 2: 802-868-5270
Truck, Diesel Engine and Trailer Parts

Days Inn And Suites of  Plattsburgh, NY

Indoor/Outdoor Pools
Days Inn + Suites of Plattsburgh, NY
8 Everleth Drive, off of Cornelia St., NY 3
(Next to the Exit 37 I-87 Ramps by the watertower)
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-561-0403 FAX: 518-561-4192

  • Newly Renovated
  • Two-room w/Jacuzzi suites available
  • Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast with Waffle Station
  • Pillow-Top Mattresses
  • Coffee Lounge
  • Standard Room
  • Indoor & Outdoor Pools
  • Exterior Entrance
  • Business Suites
  • Fitness Center and Jacuzzi
  • HBO
  • Wireless & High Speed Internet Ports in Room
  • Truck and Bus Parking
  • Close to SUNY Plattsburgh, CVPH, Plattsburgh International Airport, shopping and restaurants
  • The Days Inn & Suites is just one hour from Montreal QB, Burlington VT, and Lake Placid.
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