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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Spooky Getaway
Ideas by Amtrak!

Dear EscapeMakers — Get your spook on in New York State! For more haunted and paranormal events in New York State visit hauntedhistorytrailny.com. Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State and Montreal!

FRIGHT FEST, Six Flags! Through Nov. 1st the theme park in Lake George is transformed into a Halloween playground with thrilling haunted houses and mazes. More on lodging. Stop: Adirondack to Fort Edward/Glens Falls + car rental (20 min.).

CAPITOL HAUNTINGS – Through Oct. 30th take a ghostly tour of Albany’s Capitol building, explore the "Secret Demon" legend & learn about the Assembly chamber’s hidden murals & thetormented artist who created them. More on lodging. STOP: Empire Service to Rensselaer, NY + taxi (15 min.).

GARDEN GHOSTS Through Oct. 30th, Yaddo Gardens offers ghost tours! Experience the spirits of Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe & other super-natural "visitors!" More on lodging. Stop: Adirondack to Saratoga Springs + taxi (12 min.).

HAUNTED HUGUENOTS Through October 31st Haunted Huguenot Street features interactive tours, burial grounds and haunting tales about the macabre and paranormal. More on lodging. Stop: Empire Service to Poughkeepsie + car rental (25 min.).

HAUNTED HAYRIDES Through October 31st weave through the haunted woods on a tractor-drawn wagon, an atmosphere sure to make you scream! The hayride consists of live actors, mechanical scares and lots of special effects, a delightful mix of fright & fun for everyone! Not recommended for young kids. More on lodging. Stop: Adirondack to Saratoga Springs + car rental (15 min.).

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Fall Escapes in VT, CT & MA via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers — See below for escapes ideas off Amtrak’s routes in Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts! Plus, now you can get 20% off with the VisitVermont discount!

SCARECROW 101 - OCT 17th - Learn how to construct your own scarecrow, hop on a hay ride or peruse the craft vendors. This is an ideal way to get your family into the fall-time spirit in beautiful New England. More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to Wallingford, CT + C Bus (22 min.).

ALL HALLOWS EVE! Oct. 24-25th - See the Connecticut Rennaisance transform from festive to frightful during the Halloween Knights event. There’s a "Day of the Dead" Costume Contest and a Halloween costume contest for the kids. More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to New Haven, CT + C Bus (40 min.).

FRIGHT-ICE CREAM! – OCT 24th - Visit Ben & Jerry’s HQ for pumpkin bowling, doughnuts on a string, fresh hot cider & free factory tours! Costumes are encouraged! More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to Waterbury, VT + taxi (5 min.).

HEARTH COOKING thru OCT 31st
Autumn was a busy time in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be preserved for the winter. Professional cooks at Historic Deerfield host classes featuring apples, pumpkins and corn through harvest season. Lodging on-site. STOP: Vermonter to Greenfield, MA + taxi (10 min.).

HOLIDAY LIGHTSNOV 25 – Jan 3rdBright Nights in Forest Park is a 2.5 mile holiday light extravaganza that attracts visitors from across the globe. More than 500,000 twinkling lights are part of this unique attraction. More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to Springfield, MA + car rental (15 min.).

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Early Fall Escapes in Vermont via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers — See below for escapes ideas off Amtrak’s routes in Vermont!
Plus, now you can get 20% off with the VisitVermont discount!

VT STATE FAIR - Through-Sept 7th - In its 169th year, the fair boasts plenty of free demos and agricultural events, horse, pony and ox pulling contests. The midway has over 35 rides, games and concessions. This event is a family-friendly affair with diversions for all ages. More on lodging. STOP: Ethan Allen Express to Rutland + taxi (5 min.).

STEAMPUNK VT! Sept. 11-13th - The past meets the future at the Steampunk Festival! Live music and art installations celebrate steampunk aesthetics all weekend long. More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to Bellow Falls + car rental (20 min.).

VT FOOD! – Sept. 19th - Eat by Northeast (EatxNE) celebrates the diversity and deliciousness of food produced in Vermont. Activities include kids music, farmer olympics, natural building challenges, hands-on science experiments, sack races, scavenger hunts, hoola hooping and vendors for a make-your-own picnic. More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to Essex Jct. + taxi or CCTA bus (20 min.).

FREE HIKE! Sept. 19th & 26th – Visit the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. Pack your hiking boots for a 2-hr free 3-mile guided hike. Head first for the Billings Farm & Museum which doubles as the visitor’s center for this beautiful national park. More on lodging. STOP: Vermonter to White River Jct.
+ car rental (25 min.).

AG-GETAWAYSept 19th – Book your room onsite or simply visit the historic grounds of Shelburne Farms for the harvest festival! This day-long festival features music, storytelling, hands-on activities for children, exhibits on Vermont’s agricultural, environmental, and energy future, plus demos by craftspeople such as rug hookers, woodworkers, weavers, spinners, cheese makers and gardeners. STOP: Vermonter to Essex Jct. + taxi (25 min.).

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Summer Getaway
Ideas by Amtrak!

Dear EscapeMakers — Soak up New York State this Summer via Amtrak!
SAVE 15%
on Amtrak travel within New York State and Montreal!


SUMMER BBQ – July 10-11th. Head to Troy, NY this summer during the 8th Pig Out BBQ festival for chef demonstrations, live music, family fun and of course, the tastiest BBQ in all the state. STOP: Rensselaer, NY + taxi (15 min.).

PEDAL THROUGH THE ADIRONDACK WINE TRAIL July 10-August 30th. Enjoy this region’s burgeoning wine community on bicycle. The trail winds its way through 7 different wineries with stunning views of Lake Champlain. Rent a bicycle at a local bike shop, a 10-min walk from the station. More on lodging. STOP: Plattsburgh + bike.

LATIN AMERICAN FEST – July 19th. Take a quick walk from the station to reach the heart of the fest on Main street! Family-friendly activities, live entertainment and great food! Stay overnight! More on lodging. STOP: Poughkeepsie (3 min walk).

Farm-to-Table Weekend – July 24-26th. Join us for the 2nd Farm-to-Table weekend benefitting the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm to teach kids healthy eating. Package includes 2 nights, 2 tix to benefit dinner, Hudson River cruise, lunch & farm tour at Hawthorne Valley Farm and wine tasting at Hudson-Chatham Winery. Book here! STOP: Hudson + EscapeMaker Shuttle.

GLAMPING! If you haven’t experienced what has widely become known as "glamping" get out to the Adirondacks this summer and see what all the fuss is about. Posh Primitive offers the perfect balance between the rustic beauty of the great outdoors and all the comforts of a stylish, friendly boutique hotel. Enjoy a meal with ingredients fresh from the garden after a long day spent hiking in the beautiful Adirondacks. STOP: Glen Falls + Enterprise (35 min.).

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!

New Excursions in PA
Dear EscapeMakers,

We’ve been telling you all year about PaTripsbyTrain.com and their awesome local excursions only a few hours from NYC! Have you had a chance to check them out, yet? Not only can you get big discounts on Amtrak® tickets but also save on great attractions and events all over Pennsylvania!

SAMPLE YEAR-ROUND PA EXCURSIONS:
Lancaster, PA Amish Excursion
Experience an authentic look at Amish life in PA Dutch Country on this 1-night getaway! Take a guided tour of the
Amish Village
, an 1840 Amish farmhouse and one-room schoolhouse to learn about today’s Amish lifestyle! Excusrion includes discounts on Amtrak tickets, lodging as well as ground transportation and free cookies and samples! More….

Harrisburg Hershey Wine Country Excursion
P
ack your overnight bag for a great 1-night PA getaway! Explore 3 Hershey Harrisburg Hershey Wine Country wineries by stretch limo, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the wineries situated in the heart of Central PA’s beautiful rolling hills. Excursion includes Amtrak® and lodging discounts, tasting fees, ground transportation, a bottle of wine and souvenir glasses! More…

… And start planning your summer and fall trips!
Visit PaTripsby Train.com and the Amtrak® booths
at our 4th Local Food & Travel Expo on May 2, 2015
at Brooklyn Borough Hall! Admission is FREE but you MUST be registered to attend! Click Here to Register!


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as well as NYC & Brooklyn -bound trips!




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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!

New Local Excursions
in Pennsylvania

Dear EscapeMakers — Lancaster’s
Central Market
, the country’s oldest farmers’ market in the heart of Amish country, occupies a beautiful 120-year-old red brick building chock-full of local character. Regional food specialties include Pennsylvania Dutch sausage, scrapple (a breakfast meat of pork scraps and cornmeal), and headcheese (like scrapple, an acquired taste).

You’ll also find preserves, including chowchow (pickled vegetables in a spicy mustard sauce), and bread and butter pickles. Open Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturdays, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm year-round; the market is also a great place to buy souvenirs.


And just right next store, you can stop in for a great meal at Lancaster Dispensing Company, “Lancaster’s favorite downtown venue for affordable light fare and a wide selection of local and imported beers.” Weeknights feature food and drink specials, and weekends showcase live, local, original music. Visit “DipCo” and hang with the locals!

Lancaster Central Market Excursion Includes:
  • Buy one Amtrak® Ticket, get one 40% off
  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2-12
  • Flat rate taxi transportation offer from Lancaster Train Station
  • 10% off bill at Lancaster Dispensing Company with proof of Amtrak purchase


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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Quick Getaways
within 500 miles!




On sale Jan. 05, 2015. Valid Thurs.- Mon. for travel Jan. 8 – April 27, 2014. Blackout dates apply. Up to two children ages 2-15 may ride with each adult at half fare. Reservations 3 days in advance. Visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL. See offer page for full Terms & Conditions. Service on the Adirondack is financed primarily through funds made available by the New York State Department of Transportation.



Dear EscapeMakers,

Cozy up to Montreal and escape across the border on a magical train ride! On sale January 5th through April 20th, Amtrak® is offering a special $90 round trip weekend fare (Thurs. – Mon.) between New York City and Montreal.

Zoom through a winter wonderland on the Adirondack® — one of the ten most scenic train rides in the world!Whether you go for the culture, the nightlife the food or the adventure, the Adirondack® will get you there rested, relaxed and ready to enjoy the city.

$90.00 RT Weekend Fare
BOOK YOUR
GETAWAY TODAY!

For hotel and tour packages in Montreal visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL and plan your escape!






 

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Elegant Escapes
in Massachusetts
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers – Indulge in a getaway this Winter! See below for escapes ideas
off Amtrak’s route in Western Massachusettsoff Amtrak’s route – “The Vermonter!”

ALERT: Due to construction and new development projects,
the Amherst station will be closing December 29th.

THE PERFECT PEAR! Book 2 nights at the cozy Clamber Hill Inn – a secluded 33-acre wooded estate with award-winning pear pancake breakfasts and receive comp snow shoe rentals from $175/nt. STOP: Vermonter to Amherst, or Greenfield after 12/29 + Enterprise (40 min.)

SHOP LATE NIGHTS! thru Dec. 19th
Books, antiques? Find the perfect elegant holiday gift as the shops of downtown and very strollable Amherst stay open late.
STOP: Vermonter to Amherst (10 min. walk) More on lodging.


FANCY NANCY! Dec. 20th Visit the Yankee Candle Village on the annual mother-daughter luncheon at Chandler’s for a reading of the classic kid’s book “Fancy Nancy.” Dress in your fanciest attire! STOP: Vermonter to Amherst + taxi (20 min.)



MASTERPIECE BALL! Jan. 3rd
Celebrate the women of Downton Abbey in an elegant evening of fundraising. Enjoy a five course period dinner, wine, music and dancing to The Masterpiece Ballroom Orchestra, dance demonstrations, awards for best period and character attire, a silent auction, raffles and an advance screening of the first hour of Season 5, Episode 1! $100/pp. STOP: Vermonter to Springfield + taxi (10 min.) More on lodging.

BREW BY THE FIRE! thru Feb. 26th - Cozy up at the Lord Jeffery Inn over the holidays with a pint and their Brewer’s Dinner package from $311! Located on the Amherst Common walkable from the station. STOP: Vermonter to Greenfield + taxi (20 min.)

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!

New Excursions in PA

Dear EscapeMakers — We’ve just added
a NEW winter excursion available
January 10-17th
in Harrisburg, PA!
Join thousands of vendors, exhibitors and farm friends to celebrate agriculture at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show! Each January, Pennsylvania hosts the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country to highlight the state’s number one industry. This year’s show has something for everyone from farmers to foodies with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, more than 300 commercial exhibits, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and a farm-fresh food court.





The Pennsylvania Farm Show
Excursion Includes:
Available January 10-17, 2015
Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off
Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids 2-12
FREE admission to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, a massive 24-acre indoor celebration of agriculture, featuring thousands of live animals
and equipment, competitive events and culinary delights
FREE fountain drink in a collectable 2015 PA Farm Show souvenir cup
Complimentary breakfast
$10.00 flat-rate taxi fare from Sean’s Taxi service



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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
November Escapes
in Massachusetts
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers – Squeeze in a Fall getaway this November! See below for escapes ideas
off Amtrak’s route in Western Massachusetts off 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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