Central New York

Travel to Central New York by Rail with Amtrak

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

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Howe Caverns: Tour & Stay

Editor's Note: This blog was updated from a past New York By Rail experience visiting Howe Caverns Roaming through limestone corridors, vast galleries and beneath colossal boulders, I’m 156 feet below the earth’s surface in a cave, six million years in the making. With strange formations, flowing sheets and dripping stalactites, the solid rock walls appear fluid-like. Continuing down a [...] Continue reading  

Where the Railroad Meets the Farmer

A train trip through Upstate New York aboard Amtrak takes you past many farms; fields of corn, apple orchards, and dairy cows flashing by outside the window. Yet there is one place along the Empire Corridor where the state’s cornucopia of agricultural abundance comes in direct contact with our intercity passenger rail system - the farmers market at the Utica [...] Continue reading