New York State Route 308

New York State Route 308 is a short state highway, 6.19 miles in length, located entirely in northern Dutchess County, in the U.S. state of New York. The highway originally extended from Milan westward to Rhinecliff to serve a ferry landing on the Hudson River. It was truncated to US 9 in the 1960s, but its former routing is still state-maintained as an unsigned reference route.

About New York State Route 308 in brief

Summary New York State Route 308New York State Route 308 is a short state highway, 6.19 miles in length, located entirely in northern Dutchess County, in the U.S. state of New York. It is a major collector road through a mostly rural area, serving primarily as a shortcut for traffic from the two main north–south routes in the area. Artifacts found near Lake Sepasco, near NY 308’s eastern terminus at Rock City, date to about 1685. The highway originally extended from Milan westward to Rhinecliff to serve a ferry landing on the Hudson River. It was truncated to US 9 in the 1960s, but its former routing is still state-maintained as an unsigned reference route. The Mohicans, a Native American nation, about 3,000 years ago, extended from the northern Dutschess county range to the northern part of the town of Milan, just east of NY 199.

As indicated by artifacts recovered close to the road, the Mohicans extended the road from Milan to Red Hook, where the town lines converge at the east end of the hamlet of Milan. The western end of NY 308 is located within Rhinebeck’s historic district, a 2.6-square-mile historic district comprising 272 historical structures. One of those buildings, the Beekman Arms Inn, at the corner of routes 9 and 308, claims to be the oldest continuously-operated inn in the United States, founded in 1766. New York 308 carries an average of about 6,000 vehicles per day between US Route 9 and NY 9G, the traffic volume drops to about3,500 vehicles a day east of the highway’s junction with the Taconic State Parkway.