Take a family trip or set out to visit friends for a long weekend without all the headaches and hassles of the road. Just settle into your comfortable seat and leave the driving to us.
The Adirondack travels through the lush wine country of the Hudson Valley and hugs the shoreline of Lake Champlain, all with some of the most dramatic scenery just outside your train window. So, whether you’re heading north and leaving the skyscrapers of New York City behind, or boarding the southbound train anywhere along the line, Amtrak will help you make the most out of your next weekend getaway.
Top Stops Along the Way
Via Hudson Amtrak Station
A region of history, natural beauty and a plethora of activities, Columbia County is a great place for a weekend getaway. Enjoy an amazing time perusing the shores of the Hudson River, exploring its bucolic rolling hills and the county’s quaint villages. Here are few attractions we recommend visiting.
Olana State Historic Site
5.2 Miles from HUD
To wander the property firsthand is the only way to fully admire the natural elegance of this historic landscape. Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, hosts annual exhibitions year-round. House tours and self-guided landscape tours are also available. The site allows for a plethora of recreational activities like hiking, picnicking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, kayaking and non-motorized boating—all available seasonally.
Village of Chatham
14.4 Miles from HUD
The village of Chatham has plenty to offer. The quintessential upstate New York community, Chatham is a great place to unwind and spend the afternoon perusing a selection of specialty shops, casual and fine dining restaurants, and the village’s vivid art scene. Be sure to get a bite at Yianni’s Restaurant at the Chatham House, grab a pint at Chatham Brewing, and stop in Chatham Bookstore.
10.1 Miles from HUD
A trip to the Omi International Arts Center is unlike anything you’ll ever experience. Located south of Chatham in Ghent, NY, Art Omi is situated on 300 acres of undulating farmland with gorgeous views of the Catskills and Hudson Valley. To date, the site has hosted over 1,800 unique and varied artists, writers, musicians, and dancers from more than 100 countries, creating a quirky and unique experience of discovery.
Wm. Farmer & Sons
0.1 Miles from HUD
Everything about Wm. Farmer And Sons is of the highest quality; its location, rustic-chic décor, staff, atmosphere, food, cocktails—the list goes on. This cozy, coppery barroom and bustling restaurant features craft cocktails, daily oysters and a wide range of seasonal culinary offerings inspired by the bounties of local Hudson Valley farms.
Take Amtrak to the Columbia County
Via Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Eager for a relaxing break from city life without the hassle of car traffic or airport security, head to Saratoga Springs for a weekend getaway. Saratoga promises a leisurely and largely walkable year-round getaway in a destination rich in history, health, arts and… horses!
Saratoga Automobile Museum
2.3 Miles from SAR
Saratoga Automobile Museum doesn’t only host car shows. It’s also home to a collection of New York-manufactured cars. Exhibits, events, and programs are just a taste of what the Saratoga Automobile Museum has to offer.
1.6 Miles from SAR
Continually rated for having one of the best main streets in America, there’s plenty to explore in Saratoga Springs—100+ restaurants and bars, spas, shops and more. Picking up during the racing season, the nightlife brings the city to light after dark.
1.6 Miles from SAR
The perfect hotel to create exceptional experiences for your meeting, wedding or travel needs! Enjoy European elegance in the heart of Saratoga Springs and just footsteps from the best shopping, site-seeing and destination amenities that only Saratoga and Pavilion Grand Hotel can offer… an experience like no other!
Via Fort Edward/Glen Falls Amtrak Station
Experience the Original Vacation! A gorgeous entry point to the Adirondacks, this 32-mile-long lake and walkable village make it the ultimate family destination. Here are a few of our top recommendations in the Lake George area:
Hyde Collection Museum
5.4 Miles from FED
The Hyde Collection is a historic house and museum with a distinguished collection of art, featuring Old Masters, 19th-Century European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art. The collection is open year-round with changing exhibitions, lectures, concerts, family activities, education programs and school and group tours.
15.7 Miles from FED
The premier winery of the Adirondacks! Sample hand-crafted, award-winning wines and keep your souvenir glass. The Adirondack Winery is open year-round with special winery events held throughout the year, and all available at any of their three, chic tasting rooms.
6.0 Miles from FED
An iconic hotel, built in 1926, The Queensbury Hotel offers a home away from home experience unparalleled in upstate New York. Enjoy elegant rooms decorated in a traditional, vintage style an American-style restaurant and bar, a continental breakfast and many other amenities.
Via Westport Amtrak Station to Lake Placid Shuttle
No need to wait four years between Winter Olympics to get your winter sports fix! Lake Placid immerses you in outdoor recreation in Olympic proportions. For a nearby vacation, a winter trip to Lake Placid can be as wild or as sports-packed as you desire.
20.9 Miles from LPA
Whether you black diamond junky or a newcomer to the ski slopes, Whiteface Mountain has something for everyone. At 4,867 feet, Whiteface is the fifth-highest peak in New York State. The ski area, which hosted the alpine events during the 1980 Winter Olympics, features 283 acres of world-class terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Adirondack Mountains.
Throughout Lake Placid
A winter alternative to mountain biking, studded-tire biking takes riders over the snow-covered biking trails with giant tires. The “tank of a bike” can handle any type of challenging terrain on the Peninsula, Lussi, or Pine Pond trails. Need gear or a guide? Some of the shops on Main Street rent and sell the equipment you need to venture out in the snow.
0.7 Miles from LPA
Discover picturesque, pristine Mirror Lake in the heart of Lake Placid, NY. Offering some of the most unique recreational activities in the region like ice skating under the open sky and dogsledding.
Empire State Winter Games
Throughout the Lake Placid Area
The Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day winter sports event. In its 39th year, 2019’s Games expect 2,500 athletes of all ages to compete in 30 different winter sports events. Admission is free to the spectators of this arctic event, which runs January 31 through February 3.
Via Montréal Central Station
Take a scenic train ride north to Canada’s largest city. Montréal, with its charming French flare, has a lot of everything for everyone, including major sports and cultural events, exotic flavors, quaint cobbled streets, world-class shopping and a hopping nightlife. Montréal is an architectural marvel, with its majestic cathedrals and modern skyscrapers.
0.4 Miles from MTR
The iconic Centre Bell in Montréal is a sports and entertainment complex known for its exciting events from world famous performers like Kevin Hart to Paul McCartney, or the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. The Centre Bell always has something fun for the visitors to Montréal.
Accessible from MTR
Check out the unbelievable shopping center that is the Underground City on your visit to Montréal. With hundreds of places to shop for electronics, clothes, eyewear and more, take a trip to this wonderful shopping center and indulge yourself. Make the trip even better and take a break with some great food that is plentiful in the center.
Museé d’Art Contemporain
0.6 Miles from MTR
The Museé d’Art Contemporain is Montréal’s contemporary art museum, offering avant-garde expressions from around the world. Enjoy exhibitions, educational “séminarts”, and interactive tours. You are guaranteed to learn more than you could have ever imagined on your trip to this bustling museum.
Hotel Bonaventure Montréal
Across the Street from MTR
Centrally located, Hotel Bonaventure Montréal is in the heart of this vibrant city. With direct underground access to Central Station, the Montréal Underground City and within walking distance to all major attraction it’s never been easier to plan a trip.
Adirondack Weekend Getaway Fare Details
Amtrak’s Adirondack Weekend Getaway fare is valid for sale from December 31, 2018 to April 26, 2019, and valid for travel between January 3 and April 29, 2019.
- Special Adirondack Weekend Getaway Fare is valid for sale December 31, 2018 – April 26, 2019.
- Valid for travel January 3 – April 29, 2019.
- Blackouts apply on the following days: February 15, February 18, April 19 and April 22, 2019.
- Valid for travel Thursdays through Mondays only.
- Advance reservations are required a minimum of three (3) days prior to travel.
- The one-way adult rail fare is $45.00.
- No additional discounts apply.
- This offer is valid for travel on the Adirondack only.
- Fares are subject to availability.
- Valid for a maximum stay of five (5) days only.
- In addition to the discount restrictions; this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased.
- Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
- Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
- Not combinable with any other discount offers.
- Other restrictions may apply.