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Route 50

Schenectady County - Antiques and Fine Arts 

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Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills of western Schenectady County. Begin your travels on Rte 7 (off I-88) at Rte 20 at Duanseburg's Remember When(518-895-8161), followed by Jason Myers Antiques (518-895-5822) and ending your Rte 20 antique adventure at the Black Sheep Antique Center(518-895-2983). As you travel you'll find the area's finest antiques dealers, offering treasured antiques, fantastic reproductions, and restoration services. 

Continue west on Rte 20, turning left onto Rte 395 (Main Street), make a left onto County Rte 84 (Cole Rd). Stop at Carriage House Antiques (518/895-8840) before reconnecting with Duanesburg Rd (Rte 7). Heading back onto Rte 7 you should head east towards downtown Schenectady. (Take 1-88 to I-90 to exit 25. Follow I-890 east along the river and follow signs to Downtown Schenectady). 

Charming antique dealers, shops, and eateries can also be found right in downtown Schenectady, just off State Street in the Jay Street Marketplace. Eclectic shops, like the The Katbird Shop (518-381-1691) around the corner on Liberty St, sell handmade pottery, work from local artists, and hand crafted jewelry.

Leaving downtown, you'll want to take Erie Blvd north (Rte 50), which turns into Freeman's Bridge Rd and ultimately Saratoga Rd. Pop in Wednesday-Sunday at Affordable Antiques (518-384-0702) in Burnt Hills, and just a few doors down, to end your trip is Rock-N-Glass Antique Center (518-399-1266) that specializes in large antiques and reproductions, as well as furniture restoration.

APPROXIMATE MILEAGE: 30 miles 

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