Portal:New York Roads/Selected article/2006
New York State Route 208 is a New York state highway in southern New York, within Orange County and Ulster County. The southern terminus is at the intersection with NY-17M in Monroe, and the northern terminus is located at the intersection with NY-32 and NY-299 in New Paltz.
208 is a two-lane road for its entire length. While connecting two bustling villages and passing through three others, it is primarily a country road and offers a variety of scenery and points of interest, from fields and meadows to a riverside stretch and apple orchards. The northern third, between Wallkill and New Paltz, boasts a near-continuous view of the Shawangunk Ridge.
New York State Route 52 is a state highway in Southern New York, running west to east in a rough arc, from the Pennsylvania border at the Delaware River near Narrowsburg in Sullivan County to Carmel, New York, in Putnam County. It crosses the Hudson River via the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. It and NY 55, which it closely parallels and even shares two blocks of downtown Liberty, are the two major east-west routes of the mid-Hudson region.
With the exception of the section routed onto Interstate 84, 52 is a two-lane road for its entire length, often traveling through rural areas but also serving as the main thoroughfare of many towns it passes through. In the west, the highway offers some superb scenery as it approaches, climbs over and then descends the Shawangunk Ridge before entering the Catskills. For much of its eastern half, it runs closely parallel to I-84 when not concurrent with it.
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