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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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 …Continue reading
This autumn from September 28 – October 29, Amtrak’s Great Dome Car offers a unique way to travel on the Adirondack line between Albany and Montréal. The dome car has traveled the country, making its way onto the most scenic lines in America. With windows on all sides and a clear ceiling, this vintage car offers panoramic views of the changing …Continue reading
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and even though it lands on a dreaded Monday this year, there are still plenty of New York State events ready to kick off the summer with a burst of American Spirit! From celebrations of American music and its icons to locally sourced food at top-tier restaurants and breweries, this Memorial Day should be a time to remember!Continue reading
Spring and summer bring about some of the most picturesque landscapes thanks to beautiful sunny skies and fresh blooming flowers. Gardens across New York State are perfect places to experience this seasonal beauty. All listed are accessible by Amtrak and will allow you to bask in nature’s magnificence. Spring and Summer Gardens Across New York StateContinue reading
Cat Mountain is truly a one-of-a-kind hike in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains of New York. In just three miles, hikers will experience the largest view of Lake George that any hike can show. This is a perfect hike for the end of the fall season to watch the leaves change colors across the Lake George Valley. There are many places …Continue reading
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