ADIRONDACKS
Spanning more than six million acres, the Adirondack Park is home to the largest protected natural area in the contiguous US. Luckily, Amtrak’s Adirondack line, dubbed one of the world’s most scenic train rides by National Geographic, runs from Manhattan 372 miles north to Montréal. There are multiple stops along the way, of course, some remote (Westport) and some in scenic cities (Glens Falls). Plan an outdoor adventure—think: hiking, fishing, kayaking—as there are no fewer than 46 high peaks, mountain lakes and pristine forests to explore. Don’t miss Ausable Chasm, the “Grand Canyon of the East.” Bring your skis on board the train and hit the slopes at Whiteface or Gore Mountains. Visit the legendary Olympic Village in charming Lake Placid. Tour historic Fort Ticonderoga, an important 18th century military installment on Lake Champlain. When you long for a bit of culture and good beer, hit the college town of Plattsburgh.
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EAT

Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen, the proud recipient of a recent five-star review on Trip Advisor, is also a great option in scenic Lake George for its surroundings giving it a luxe ‘beautiful home’ setting.

DRINK

Frederick’s Restaurant in Bolton’s Landing is pure coziness: multiple fireplaces and the raw bar not to mention live music on the patio in the summers.

SLEEP

Well, you couldn’t do much better—and more scenic—than Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa in Lake Placid. Wide open spaces and fresh mountain air? Yes, please.

FUN

Check out Adirondack Railbike Adventures. Multiple rides are offered; take the six-mile River Run alongside the Moose River to get your feet wet with fun contraptions that run along the old rails.

Local Guide

Travel to the Adirondacks by Rail with Amtrak
Six million acres of mountains, woods, waterways, parks and villages. Starting points: Fort Edward-Glens Falls, Whitehall, Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Westport, Port Kent, Plattsburgh and Rouses Point.Adirondacks

THINGS TO DO

COOL TOWNS

RESTAURANTS

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

HOTELS

LANDMARKS

BREWERIES

CIDERIES

NIGHTLIFE

HOCKEY ARENAS

WINTER ATTRACTIONS

SKI RESORTS

THEATER

MUSEUMS

Itineraries

Explore, Relax, Indulge & More!
Visiting the Adirondacks but don’t know how to plan out your trip? With so many things to see and places to go within the region, itineraries are always helpful tools for visiting the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Whether you’re passing through, spending the night or staying for a few days, we’ve got your planning covered.

THE ORIGINAL VACATION

Travel Packages

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Unique Rail Packages from the City to the Peaks
Imagine relaxing under the stars from the deck of an old-fashioned paddle-wheeler while reminiscing about the glorious view you hiked to earlier that day. Or maybe you spent the afternoon at a sandy beach after an adrenaline-packed morning at an amusement park. You must be in Lake George! Urbanites have spent their vacations here since the mid-1800’s spurred by William H.H. Murray’s Adventures in the Wilderness, a combination guidebook and collection of short stories about this region of the Adirondacks. Murray took the train to Lake George for its fresh air, clear water and majestic, wildlife-laden forests.

Articles

Million Dollar Beach
Nothing says “family vacation” more than Million Dollar Beach! Throw some cold drinks and a picnic lunch in a cooler. Grab a couple of folding chairs, oversized towels, a pail and a shovel. It’s time to check off Million Dollar Beach, and some of the best beaches across NY off your bucket list….Click to Read More

Outdoor Adventure!
For those who love to get outside on a getaway, the Adirondacks are a gem. ‘Nothing new about that. As the railroads expanded into the region during the 1800s, the Adirondacks became the preferred summer destination for city dwellers who wished to cool off, breathe fresh air, and escape into nature….Click to Read More

Amtrak Route Map

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Check out the Amtrak map to plan your next adventure!
Amtrak’s Adirondack line is home to several stations that take travelers throughout this beautiful region. Stops include Fort Edward/Glens Falls (FED), Whitehall (WHL), Ticonderoga (FTC), Port Henry (POH), Westport (WSP), Port Kent (PRK), Plattsburgh (PLB) and Rouses Point (RSP).