Why Are Some New York State Highway Signs in French?
Drive through parts of New York State and you may be surprised that you'll find highway signs in French.
Some signs along Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway, in Clinton County display both English and French. The reason being Clinton County (Plattsburgh is the seat) is the northeastern-most in New York and the state's Interstate connection to French-speaking Quebec. The French translations and distances in kilometers are provided for Québécois who cross the border.
Signs with the French equivalents for exit (sortie) and lodging (hébergement) cause a second glance. However I had no problem reading the French translation for dining establishments, it's restaurant.