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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
November Escapes
in Massachusetts
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers — Squeeze in Fall getaway this November! See below for escapes ideas
off Amtrak’s route in Western Massachusettsoff Amtrak’s route – “The Vermonter!”

MASS CIDER! Oct 31. -Nov. 2 – Round out your Halloween and Fall experience with Cider Days in Deerfield with orchard tours, cidermaking, tastings, workshops and much more. STOP: Vermonter to Amherst + Enterprise (30 min.) More on lodging.


MASS HISTORY!
NOV. 1 - Book your ticket to the annual Amherst House Tour offered exclusively by the historical society. Tour 5 private Amherst area homes each selected for its unique architectural and design features. STOP: Vermonter to Amherst + Enterprise (10 min.) More on lodging.


MASS DANCE! Nov. 18 - Let your spirit soar by soaking in a performance by the Martha Graham Dance Company. So many B&B’s and inns to choose from! STOP: Vermonter to Amherst + taxi (10 min.) More on lodging.


MASS GIVING! Nov. 26-27Let someone else do the cooking and spend a relaxing & luxurious Thanksgiving at the Cranwell Resort & Spa in the Berkshires with their special package. STOP: Vermonter to Springfield + Enterprise (45 min.)


MASS VICTORIAN! Explore beautiful Amherst and stay at the Allen House Inn – within walking distance of museums and downtown + they will pick you up from the station! Rooms range from $75-$195/night. Bike rentals available. STOP: Vermonter to Amherst.


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New Local Excursions
in Pennsylvania


Dear EscapeMakers — We’ve just added a NEW local overnight trip for wine lovers:
Hershey, PA Wine Excursion!

Explore 3 Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country wineries by luxury stretch limo, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the wineries situated in the heart of Central Pennsylvania’s beautiful rolling hills. These boutique wineries have perfected a wide variety of handcrafted white, red and blush wines for you to sample in beautifully appointed tasting rooms. Visitors have an exclusive opportunity to sample wines and learn from winemakers about the characteristics of each wine unique to this up and coming wine region.


Hershey, PA Wine
(Year-Round) Excursion Includes:

Package priced for two people
Buy one Amtrak ® Ticket, get one 40% off
2 Panera Bread Box Lunches
Tasting fees at 3 Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country wineries
5.5 hours luxury sedan transportation from train station, wine tour, dinner, and to hotel and back to train station the next morning.
Fenicci’s of Hershey Special Menu Dinner
1 Night at the Sleep Inn & Suites Hotel with breakfast for two
1 bottle of wine, corkscrew, 2 glass and 2 wine cooler bags



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New Local Excursions
in Pennsylvania


Dear EscapeMakers — We’ve just added NEW local Fall excursions, including the Lancaster Amish Tour!

Experience an authentic look at Amish life in PA Dutch Country. Take a guided tour of the Amish Village, an 1840 Amish farmhouse and one-room schoolhouse to learn about today’s Amish lifestyle, their centuries-old heritage and religious beliefs and traditions. Sample seasonal treats on a private, customized back road tour with stops at local hidden gems, and shop for traditional Lancaster County crafts and gift items in a festive, quaint country atmosphere!


Lancaster Amish Tour
(Year-Round) Excursion Includes:
Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off from NYC to Lancaster, PA
Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 12
Private luxury SUV transportation to/from Lancaster Amtrak Station
Customized private farmlands tour with stops at local Amish crafts stores, quilt shops, pretzel bakery or bake shop, barn with farm animals and blacksmith shop
Visit to Kitchen Kettle Village, featuring hundreds of locally-made items along with national brand names in the more than 40 specialty shops
Personal greeting and host in the Kitchen Kettle Village Jam & RelishKitchen.
Learn about the heritage and art of canning and preserving – with free sampling
Kids under 15 decorate a free gingerbread man cookie at the Bake Shop



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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Quick Local Getaways
within 500 miles!
The Spectacular Scenery of October

Dear EscapeMakers — It’s hard to believe the natural beauty of Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes could get any more beautiful, but that’s exactly what happens each year as the magnificent colors of autumn quietly take over the hillsides, dapple the vineyards surrounding Keuka Lake, and fill the valleys with shades of yellow and red and orange. But that’s not the only thing that’ll catch your eye this fall. If you’re looking for variety and color of a different sort, you’ll want to head to the many wonderful small town shops throughout the area where you’ll find one-of-a-kind antiques, locally made arts and crafts, exciting specialty shops, and fun trails that bring together some of the best chocolate, history, and glass arts to be found.

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Celebrating the
Land and the People
of America

The trees won’t be the only things on fire this fall. Not when you have something as exciting as the On Fire! Exhibition at The Rockwell Museum featuring 100 pieces of pottery including historic works by Maria Martinez and some of the most talented American Indian artists working today. “These are vessels born of Native earth, crafted in fire, and displayed for both their historic importance as well as their artistic beauty.” The exhibition offers visitors a unique experience through interactive touch screens allowing them to learn about the history, craftsmanship, and artistry of the stunning pieces. The museum is large enough to take your breath away and small enough to take less than an hour. If you the kids are with you, they’ll love the museum too with fun interactive ways for them to explore (and kids and teens get complimentary visits). And don’t forget to check out the Museum Store for your own Western Art.

Something for the Serious and for the Casual Shopper

Whether you’re looking for a great deal or one of those prize purchases that’ll have your friends asking you where they can get one, the boutique shops located throughout Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes provide charm, pizzazz, and a whole lot of rare finds. Of course, break it to them gently that they’re not likely to find another item just like yours by assuring them there are plenty of unique treasures to go around. With quaint village squares and one of “America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares,” each of their communities offers its own special shopping opportunities with some focusing on antiques, others on local arts and crafts, and more. And we know all that shopping can build up an appetite which is why you’ll find some of the most popular restaurants nestled among the shops.

FEATURED EVENTS

Glass Farmers Market – October 11-12, Corning Museum of Glass
Leaf Peeping Cemetery Tour – October 13, Bath
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Quick Local Getaways
Within 500 Miles!

Dear EscapeMakers,

Visit Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania to view spectacular fall foliage!

With many state parks and mountain ranges there is no shortage of spectacular colors to view while visiting Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. Just driving through the region on Interstates 81, 80, 84 and the PA Turnpike you will marvel at the ongoing cascade of colors!

The Fall Foliage Driving Brochure highlights special spots and attractions that will capture your interest. This is a spectacular time of the year to hike and bike on the many trails ranging from family friendly Rails-to-Trails to more adventuresome terrain.

Take a kayak trip and paddle down the rivers for a different angle or visit a winery, riding stable or farm – all of which offer unique opportunities for fall foliage activities and scenery!

Download the
Fall Foliage Brochure
www.tournepa.com
or call 888.905.2872
and start planning your getaway!

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Fall Getaways a few
hours from NYC!

Dear EscapeMakers – Amtrak’s Dome Car has arrived! Just in time for the leaf peepers, the vintage dome car returns to the Adirondack® service for the fall season through November 4th!

An upper level with windows on all sides, as well as overhead, will provide superb panoramic views all the way from Albany, along Lake Champlain and across the border into Montreal!

The dome will be available on the northbound Adirondack on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays; and on the southbound Adirondack® on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The dome
does not travel on Wednesdays. All passengers traveling between Albany and Montreal are welcome to enter the dome car to enjoy the scenery. Seats in the dome are not reserved and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore upstate New York during the fall! (Terms and Conditions apply)
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FALL ESCAPES
in Connecticut
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers – Color outside the (train) lines in CT!
See below for fall foliage escapes ideas in Western Connecticut
off Amtrak’s route – “The Vermonter!”

CAPTAIN’S COVE CRUISE thru Sept. 28th Visit the quaint shops on the Bridgeport boardwalk or enjoy a fall harbor cruise. The star of the show is the Nantucket floating lighthouse. STOP: Vermonter to Bridgeport + taxi (5 min.)More on lodging.


CT GARLIC FESTIVAL – Oct. 11-12th
Head to the Bethlehem Fairgrounds to enjoy cooking demos, free samples of garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, sausage, deep fried garlic, and even garlic ice cream! STOP:
Vermonter to Meriden + car rental (35 min).



CHOWDAFEST – Oct. 12th It’s a chowder-palooza at the annual event at Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach. Fun for kids, demos and samples galore! $10 advance, $5 for kids, 12pm-4pm. STOP: Vermonter to Stamford + taxi (15 min.) More on lodging.


VINEYARD PICNIC – Gouveia Vineyards is located high atop 140 acres with a spectacular 360- degree panoramic view. Pack a picnic and enjoy one of their 11 award-winning wines. STOP: Vermonter to Wallingford + taxi (10 min.) More on lodging.


CAMP IN CONNECTICUT- thru Oct. 12th
Soak in the crisp fall air! Hike, fish or camp overnight in the American Legion Sate Forest
. Call ahead to reserve a campsite for $17/night or a rustic cabin for $50/night. STOP: Vermonter to Windsor Locks + car rental (35 min).

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FALL ESCAPES
in Connecticut
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers – Color outside the (train) lines in CT!
See below for fall foliage escapes ideas in Western Connecticut
off Amtrak’s route – “The Vermonter!”

NEW HAVEN CULINARY WALKING TOUR
-SEPT. 20th
You can
sample your way through 9 restaurants in downtown New Haven for $59. Tour departs from the top floor of the Omni Hotel! STOP: Vermonter to New Haven + taxi (5 min).



NU HARTFORD MARATHON! Oct. 11th
If you’re going to run a marathon, it might as well be through some spectacular foliage! Race up to Hartford for the fun and festivities!
STOP: Vermonter to Hartford + run to finish line!
More on lodging
.



THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM Parents rave about this little gem of a day trip for kids 10 and under! Explore science exhibits, adventure park or the planetarium. Be sure to pack your own lunch. STOP: Vermonter to Bridgeport + taxi (5 min.).


CASTLE HIKE – Voted one of the top hikes in CT, The Castle Craig Hike in Hubbard Park, is not to be missed for experienced hikers with a leaf peeping addiction. Stay overnight in town. STOP: Vermonter to Meriden + taxi to park (15 min.)


FALL FOLIAGE SAIL – through October
Set sail on the the Quinnipiack schooner for a fall harbor or sunset tour of the Long Island Sound
. The New Haven Hotel has rates starting at $139/night. STOP: Vermonter to New Haven + taxi (5 min).

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Quick Local Getaways
within 500 miles!

Things Are Always Cool in Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes

Dear EscapeMakers — Whether you’re looking to put the finishing touches on a spectacular summer or you’re hoping to kick off the fall in style, you’ll experience something special in Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes. Where else are you going to find “America’s Coolest Small Town” less than thirty-scenic-miles from the “Most Fun Small Town in America?”

With attractions like The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum, a lake like few others in the world, campgrounds offering you another chance to sleep under the stars or to do a little glamping, and some of the coolest events, there’s a whole lot of sizzle left to enjoy.

Corning Museum of Glass at night Get Cooler at The Corning Museum of Glass

It’s always cooler at night, and so is it at The Corning Museum of Glass. Whether it’s beating the heat while exploring the ever-changing galleries and special exhibitions featuring René Lalique, turning up the heat with a Make Your Own Glass project, or just chilling out at The Late Show, you’ll be surprised by all there is to discover at night at the Museum. Kids and teens, 19 and under, always receive free admission so you can bring the whole family for a fun and affordable night out.

Special Offer: A Day of Fun for $10

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  • Unlimited mini-golf
  • One bucket of Water Wars
  • Two tokens to batting cages
  • One small ice cream cone 

*Offer good for one day only during 2014 season.

FEATURED EVENTS

Harvest Celebration of Food and Wine – September 13, Keuka Wine Trail
Curtiss Fall Flying Festival – September 13, Keuka Lake
Harvest Music Festival – September 19-20, Corning’s Gaffer District

Once Upon a Lake Storytelling Festival
- September 19-20, Hammondsport

Taste of Home Cooking School
– September 20th, Hornell

More events listed at CorningFingerLakes.com


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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Sept. Escapes
in Massachusetts
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers – Squeeze in one more getaway — or a few!
See below for escapes ideas off Amtrak’s route in Western Massachusetts!

ARTS FEST! Sept. 6-7 – Stock up on accessories and unique gifts at the longest running fest in the MA Pioneer Valley – the 42nd Mattoon Street Arts Fest. Food, music and 100+ exhibitors. STOP: Vermonter to Springfield. More on lodging.


ROLLER COASTERS! Book the Six Flags New England and Hurricane Harbor package at The Sheraton Springfield – minutes from Amtrak -
includes lodging and 2 admissions to the park from $182/night. STOP: Vermonter to Springfield + walk or/taxi (10 min.)

THE BIG E! Sept. 12-28 You can’t miss The Big E – New England’s autumn tradition and the largest fair in the Northeast; a county fair meets a midway meets an extravaganza of family fun! STOP: Vermonter to Springfield + walk or/taxi (10 min.) More on lodging.

PINK MARTINI! Sept. 20 - Eclectic and worldly, Pink Martini is an international phenomenon. Featuring a dozen musicians, the ‘little orchestra’ from Oregon, finds inspiration in virtually every musical genre. STOP: Vermonter to Amherst + taxi (35 min.) More on lodging.

EARLY FALL ROMANCE! The Horace Kellogg Homestead B&B is offering luxurious rooms and a gourmet breakfast for $95/ night. Discover the quaintness of Amherst and spend a little quality time with the one you love. STOP: Vermonter to Amherst + Enterprise (10 min.)

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