New York By Rail: Your Amtrak Travel Guide to Destinations From New York City to Vermont and Canada


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Summer is in full swing, and that means county and state fair season is about to begin! In the coming weeks, fairgrounds in New York State will open their gates to fairgoers looking to fill their day with some classic summertime fun. There are plenty of fair options to choose from – eleven to be exact! – located near Amtrak stations.

Perhaps the grandest of all is the 12-DAY LONG Great New York State Fair, with an Amtrak stop located right on-site! In addition to traditional fair rides, food, and agricultural shows, this fair takes things a step further with big-name musical performers like Eric Church, Everclear, Melissa Etheridge, and Hank Williams, Jr.!

Visitors with kids can take advantage of one of Amtrak’s current discounts – One (1) free child’s rail fare to the Great New York State Fair with the purchase of one (1) regular adult, senior citizen, or disabled adult rail fare! Visit New York By Rail Discounts for more information.

Other fair favorites include Rhinebeck’s Dutchess County Fair, Altamont’s Altamont Fair, Plattsburgh’s Clinton County Fair, and Hamburg’s Erie County Fair. To discover more upcoming fairs in New York State, visit New York By Rail Events!

Throughout the rest of this website, you will find everything you need to plan an amazing train travel experience on Amtrak® through beautiful New York, Vermont, and Canada!

On the left side of this website, you will find links to Amtrak's official site for making reservations and tons of great information on all the Amtrak destinations in New York, Vermont, and Canada.  Get plugged in and stay updated on news, events, and information using our social media sites and our blog!  We also encourage you to sign up for our free newsletter to receive timely updates, discounts, event announcements, and travel tips!

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Enjoy the Journey!




Tom Martinelli


New York By Rail