Lake Road (Western New York)
Lake Road is an east–west roadway in western New York in the United States. It extends for 29 miles (47 km) from the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge in the Monroe County town of Webster to New York State Route 14 (NY 14) in the Wayne County village of Sodus Point. As its name implies, it follows the southern shore of Lake Ontario for its entire length. Lake Road serves as the northern terminus of NY 250 and was once the northern terminus of NY 21. The entirety of the roadway east of Bay Road in Webster is part of the Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway.
The portion of Lake Road west of NY 250 in Webster became part of NY 18 in the early 1930s. NY 18 never extended eastward from its junction with NY 250. In the early 1970s, NY 18 was truncated to NY 104 in Rochester. The section of Lake Road west of NY 250 remained state-maintained as an unsigned reference route for some time afterward; however, ownership of the roadway was transferred from the state of New York to Monroe County as part of a highway maintenance swap that took effect on November 26, 2007. All of Lake Road west of Sodus Point is now county-maintained as County Route 1 (CR 1) in Monroe County and County Route 101 in Wayne County; however, the road is commonly known by its road name instead. The portion within Sodus Point is locally maintained.
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“What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone! None of your half-mile swamps, none of your mile-wide woods merely, as on the skirts of our towns, without hotels, only a dark mountain or a lake for guide-board and station, over ground much of it impassable in summer!”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“As life runs on, the road grows strange
With faces new,and near the end
The milestones into headstones change,
Neath every one a friend.”
—James Russell Lowell (18191891)