Central New York

Outdoor adventure, historic sites, hands-on museums, sports attractions, homegrown cuisine, craft beverages and festivals galore. Starting points: Amsterdam, Utica and Rome.

What’s New in Central New York

Central New York

KyMar Farm Winery & Distillery

What was formerly a book bindery in Charlotteville is now the KyMar Farm Winery & Distillery, featuring its new expanded tasting and production room.
Central New York

Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook

Opening this summer, the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook is a pedestrian bridge and park over the Mohawk River that will reconnect Amsterdam's south side neighborhoods and Erie Canalway Trail with the north side's Riverlink Park and the city's downtown.
Central New York

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute will be the only venue for a special exhibit, The World Through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photography, with large-scale photos by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry—on view until Dec.

What’s Nearby Central NY Stations

Central New York

Griffiss International Sculpture Garden

The Griffiss International Sculpture Garden in Rome is an impressive outdoor collection of public works in various media. Of the 20+ modern pieces on display, several are interactive, some offer seating as part of the design, and others are lit using solar power.
Central New York

Old Fort Johnson

Since 1888, Old Fort Johnson, the former residence of Sir William Johnson during the French and Indian War. Today, seasonal tours of this national Historic Landmark describe the social, cultural, military and industrial past of the Mohawk Valley.
Central New York

Utica Children’s Museum

The Utica Children's Museum is a ton of fun for children of all ages, featuring hands-on, engaging learning experiences with trains, planes, space and history.

Must See Central NY

Central New York

Herkimer Diamond Mines

At the Herkimer Diamond Mines, you can prospect for 500-million-year-old quartz crystals, and keep what you find. The diamond-like geometrical gemstones rate 7.5 on a hardness scale and can measure between one to eight inches long.
Central New York

Howe Caverns

At Howe Caverns, tour a wide-ranging cave system containing a lake and a 300-foot limestone corridor.
Central New York

National Baseball Hall of Fame

At the National Baseball Hall of Fame, relive baseball's greatest moments in picturesque Cooperstown.

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Amber Waves – Craft Beverage Industry in NYS

Craft beers, cider and spirits return to New York State. Think of American alcoholic beverages, and chances are your mind wanders West, to Colorado’s mountains, Kentucky’s pot stills and St. Louis’s breweries—toward endless Midwestern fields of grain. But it wasn’t always that way. In the early 1900s, New York State was a leader in brewing cider and beer and distilling spirits. …

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9 Ways to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring

With the wacky weather this year, it looks like the warm weather is finally here to stay. Tulips will be seen peeking from the ground and the sun making its way from behind the clouds. It’s time to head outdoors and embrace all this newfound beauty. Fortunately, there are a number of events throughout New York State accessible via Amtrak …

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Baseball Stadiums reachable via Amtrak

Whether you’re a hardcore sports fanatic or someone who is simply looking for a fun outdoor event, baseball games are an exciting experience for the whole family. You’re not tied down to only sitting on the bleachers, however. You may also enjoy some of the other recreational activities offered by the stadiums, or visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in …

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Upcoming Events

Feed the animals at Spooktacular at Utica Zoo. | Photo from Utica Zoo

Spooktacular at Utica Zoo

Spooktacular has trick-or-treating, games and crafts—all to support the Utica ...
28 Oct - 29 Oct
Utica Zoo
Utica Zoo, Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY, United States
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