Hi everyone, we'll be flying from Paris, France to Montreal on oct 3, 2016 and immediately driving towards New Jersey. We still don't know which way is prettier, should we take highway 87 which is through the Adirondacks and sleep near Plattsburgh (jetlag, it'll be midnight french time) or is it better to take I-89 and sleep in Saint Albans?
The drive through the Adirondack Mountains is really beautiful! Definitely more scenic than i89. It's possible you will be getting some good fall foliage colors at that time as well. The disadvantage is that it makes the drive longer, but I think it is definitely worth it. NY-30 is the scenic route.