Originally Posted by polishdon
We are heading out to Lake Placid for a BBQ competition and week of camping for the 4th of July. I've been told to avoid going to Watertown and taking Route 3 over to Placid as it's a curvy 2 lane road. I'm looking at going the 90 to the Rome exit and then taking 365 to Route 8, over to 87 and up to 73 and over to Placid. Is this a "safe" route with my 37 foot toy hauler or are is there another route I'd be better off taking?
Route 3 was almost completely replaced from Watertown to Lake Placid for the winter olympic games in 1980. It is 2 lane and there are small towns along the way, but nothing really bad. I would take I-90 to I-81 north, then I-81 north to exit 48 (NYS Rt 342) a few miles past Watertown. Rt 342 takes you directly east to SR 3 and you're on your way. FYI, Rt 365 and Rt 8 are 2 lane with a lot bigger hills than you'll see on Rt 3. Plus it's a LONG way from Rome to I-87.