Travel to Schenectady by Rail with Amtrak

The “Electric City,” once HQ for Thomas Edison. Now a quirky, burgeoning downtown, one block from the train station. An Artisan district in the making. And a famous collection of Colonial houses.

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Visiting Rivers Casino & Resort is a Safe Bet

There are three things to know about traveling on Amtrak and visiting Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady in the midst of the pandemic.   Strict Covid-19 precautions are in place  Restrictions on movement are not overbearing  There is a strong sense that management is watching your back as far as the health crisis is concerned  These are my takeaways from spending a little more [...] Continue reading  

Howe Caverns, The Underworld

What is Howe Caverns? Naturally developed approximately six million years ago, Howe Caverns is a magnificent feat of New York State’s nature. Formed by two separate types of limestone, Coeymans and Manlius, the walls of the cave are embedded with the fossils of creatures of the past and prior inhabitants of the land. Howe Caverns was discovered in the early [...] Continue reading