Ask a Local – Vermont

My job is about living and building sustainably and taking care of the places we live in and love. Living here allows me to do what’s important to me personally and professionally: live more sustainably by driving less, patronizing local businesses and being connected to community members. I walk to work, enjoy local restaurants and run into people I know …

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All Aboard for Killington!

With 200 trails spanning seven mountains, Vermont’s Killington Grand Resort Hotel is a world-famous ski destination. But there’s plenty to do there in the summer months too—and Amtrak can get you there year-round. The Adventure Center at Killington, which opened in 2016, offers a wide—and sometimes wild—array of activities: an 18-hole golf course; scenic lift and zipline rides; the Beastcoaster, a 4,800-ft.-long roller coaster that streaks through woodlands, making 360-degree turns; gemstone mining and panning …

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Ask a Local – New York City

Thomas Perez is CEO of Alpha Dominche, an international designer and manufacturer of innovative coffee and tea brewing machines, with offices and a design lab in Industry City, Brooklyn. A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, he has lived and worked in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland, but has developed an affinity for all things Brooklyn.

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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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Syracuse: A City of Versatility and Historic Charm

Sometimes overshadowed by New York City, we often overlook the grand city of Syracuse’s ability to impress. Home to unique restaurants, bars, and small eateries, Syracuse will not let you or your taste buds down—and let’s not forget about its remarkable museums and historic landmarks. Once here, you will not want to leave such a charming and lively city. So if …

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9 Things to do Around Memorial Day Weekend

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!

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Spring and Summer Gardens Across NYS

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 State

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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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Take a Hike Over Lake George

 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 …

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Worth a Visit: The Wild Center in Tupper Lake

It takes a bit of bravery to bounce out onto a giant shamrock spider’s web made of bungee cord; considering that it’s suspended 25 feet above the ground. It’s one of the many thrilling moments we enjoyed at the “Wild Walk” at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Another: standing in a ten-foot wide Bald Eagle’s nest, peering over at Whiteface …

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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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