New York State Route 22
New York State Route 22 is a north–south state highway that parallels the eastern border of the U.S. state of New York. At 337 miles, it is the state’s longest north-south route and the third longest state route overall. It is the only state highway to cross into the neighboring New England states of Vermont and New Hampshire, where it is known as the Vermont-New York Highway.
About New York State Route 22 in brief
New York State Route 22 is a north–south state highway that parallels the eastern border of the U.S. state of New York. At 337 miles, it is the state’s longest north-south route and the third longest state route overall. The oldest portions of today’s NY 22, in Westchester County and along the Lake Champlain shoreline, were Native American trails. In its early years the highway began in Manhattan; until 2008 its northern end was the Canadian border. During its course, NY 22 intersects or runs concurrently with 46 other designated routes: one state parkway, five Interstate Highways, and seven U. S. Highways not counting its own termini. Of the surface road intersections, 18 terminate at NY 22 and 15 are concurrencies shared with the crossing routes, accounting for 72. 6 miles, or 21. 5% of the highway’s total length. The majority of NY 22’s 337-mile routing is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation ; however, several sections are maintained by other jurisdictions, such as the city of Plattsburgh and the county of White Plains. The highway was first designated as a state highway in 1930 and is now the third-longest state route in New York after NY 5 and NY 17. It is the only state highway to cross into the neighboring New England states of Vermont and New Hampshire, where it is known as the Vermont-New York Highway. It was named for the Vermont town of Vermont where it crossed the border into New York in the early 20th century.
It has been named after the town of Mooers, a hamlet in Clinton County, New York, which is located on the border between New York City and Vermont. The state highway was named after Mooer, a small town in the northern part of Clinton County. It also bears the name of a former county seat, Mount Vernon, which was also named after Mount Vernon. It runs through the heavily populated Bronx, Westchester, and lower Westchester counties. It ends at the northern end of its route in Plattsburg, near the northern tip of the Adirondack Park region of the state. It passes through horse country, dairy farms, and undeveloped, heavily forested AdirONDack Park along the shores ofLake Champlain. It intersects the New Haven Line railroad bridge and passes under a Metro-North Railroad bridge on its way into the Bronx. It crosses the Westchester county line into Mount Vernon and becomes South Third Avenue, beginning a 30-mile section in that county. It then has its first interchange with NY 119 in downtown White Plains, then bends to the northeast along the northwest along the North Broadway Cross-Westchester Rural Expressway. After leaving Eastchester, NY 22 continues north into the village of Scarsdale. It parallels the nearby Hutchinson River Parkway as it passes through the suburbs of Tuckahoe and Wilson Woods Lake.