Adirondack Mountains

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.

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Lake Placid: Skiers’ Paradise

Photo from LakePlacid.com The glitz and glam of the urban New York City can make one forget that New York State is home to the largest park in the United States, the Adirondack Park. With six million acres including 46 four-thousand-foot peaks and 2,300 lakes and ponds, the Adirondacks should catch the eye of those looking for an outdoor getaway, [...] Continue reading  

Sampling the Lake George Area

I recently followed a slightly modified version of New York By Rail’s “The Original Vacation.” During the trip I fell down a mountain, screamed, launching 200 feet skyward, and watched fireworks illuminate the sky over the Lake George Area—and that was just the first of three days. With Amtrak and an Enterprise rental car, I was able to visit Lake …

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