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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Quick Local Getaways
within a few hours of NYC!


Visit www.saratoga.org for Fall events!

Dear EscapeMakers —

Fall in
Saratoga County, New York is action-packed with festivals, music, tours & more! It’s the perfect getaway for a fall retreat surrounded in rolling hills, beautiful farmlands and mountain views, coupled with award-winning restaurants and charming accommodations.

September 28th ushers in the Oktobeerfest, a fun-filled day with 27 different German and seasonal Craft Beers, German and seasonal food, live music and fall foliage. In addition, that weekend, the Saratoga Auto Museum hosts the “7th Annual Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance” with Jaguars to BMWs, 1930s Early Fords to Corvettes – something for all ages to enjoy!

MORE EVENTS…
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Thru October 6th - Saratoga Showcase of Homes
www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com
October 13th – The Way We Were Car Show

www.ballston.org
October 19th – Fall Family Festival

www.ellmsfarms.com
October 26th – Annual Fall Festival
www.saratogadowntown.com
October 26-27th – Head of the Fish Regatta
www.saratogarowing.com
Thru October 26 – Oklahoma Training Track Tours
www.racingmuseum.org

Follow the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter!


Visit www.saratoga.org for Fall events, lodging & dining info!



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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Local Getaways
within a few hours of 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 October 29th. 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 Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and on the southbound Adirondack® on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 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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For more info visit: Amtrak.com

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Summer Festivals
via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers – Summer Festivals are in full swing!
See below for escapes ideas off Amtrak’s Vermont routes!

Plus, now you can get 20% off with the VisitVermont
discount and $12 tickets on intrastate travel!

July 27 – Aug 24th Concert Series! Take in Killington’s “Cooler in the Mountains” Saturday afternoon free concert series with family-friendly outdoor activities, games & BBQ! STOP: Rutland on the Ethan Allen + taxi (25 min.).More.


August 2 – 4th Craftacular! Food, wine, and 160 artists converge on the Southern VT Art & Craft Festival. Get your fix for all things deliciously quaint! Later, explore town or catch NYC favorites “Pearl & the Beard” for their show at The Bennington Center for the Arts! STOP: Vermonter to Brattleboro + car rental (1 hr.). More.

Aug 4th – Train Your Dragon! Over 1600 paddlers race in 41′ dragon boats for a good cause at Lake Champlain’s Dragon Boat Festival. Music, entertainment, food, silent auction, raffles! Considered by Forbes as the “prettiest town in America,” Burlington is the perfect walkable getaway destination. STOP: Vermonter to Essex Jct. + taxi or bus to Burlington (15 min.). More.

August 10th – FREEBIRD! Woodstock, VT is lovely this time of year! Groove out to a day filled with Vermont food, wine, beer spirits, live music, street performers, kids activities, dancing, tastings, and shopping in downtown! Stay at the Inn at Clearwater Pond which provides free transfers from the station when you book a package. STOP: White River Jct. on the Vermonter + (free transfers – 25 min.). More.

August 18th – Bach to the Future! Explore and stay in historic & walkable Montpelier. Then head on over to Randolph for the Central VT Chamber Music Festival, presenting its 3rd Annual Breakfast with Bach. STOP: Vermonter train to Montpelier + taxi (25 min.). More.
















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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Eco Getaway
Ideas by Amtrak!

Dear EscapeMakers — Lower your carbon footprint! Check out these ECO getaway ideas via Amtrak! SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State and Montreal!

ADIRONDACK SPLENDOR! Book a package at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in the very walkable town of Lake Placid, NY. This resort sets the the gold standard in eco accommodations and sustainable practices; from recyling to roof gardens to organic cuisine. Plus, Spring in the Adirondacks is simply sublime. STOP: Westport + shuttle (45 min.).
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MAPLE IN APRIL! April 26-28th is your last chance to get your maple fix at Hadley’s Maple in April Festival! While you’re there, stay and explore the very eco-friendly Saratoga Springs. More on area lodging here. STOP: Saratoga Springs + taxi to Hadley or Enterprise (30 min.).

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WOODLAND EXPLORATION! April 28th, explore a woodland pool with the Columbia Land Conservancy on foot. Learn about the ecology and soak in some fresh air! Afterwards, stop in for lunch or a glass of wine at one of Hudson’s amazing local-sourcing restaurants. Registration required. STOP: Hudson + taxi (25 min.).
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CATSKILLS WINE & CHEESE! May 11th, support the local economy and enjoy a day of local wine and cheese tasting while overlooking the scenic Hudson River at the Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival! Local crafters and music round out the experience! STOP: Hudson + taxi (15 min.).
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NY BY RAIL DAY! May 16th, grab your FREE copy of New York by Rail Magazine – chock full of escape ideas off Amtrak’s routes! EscapeMaker will be there in the Penn Station rotunda with tourism reps from NY State resorts, bed & breakfasts & attractions to help plan your next eco trip! STOP: Penn Station, NYC.
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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Vermont Maple
Escapes via Amtrak

BIG NEWS! The Vermonter train has completed their track upgrades, allowing for faster travel time and smoother rides. Get to Vermont even quicker! Vermont has declared March 23-24th an Maple Open House at farms all across the state. You deserve a sweet getaway! See below for more ideas off of Amtrak’s routes!

HEY THERE, SUGAR! March 17th Enjoy the 25th Annual Middletown Maple Festival. Early maple sugarmaking demos, sugar-on-snow treats and raffles all day! Stay in walkable Rutland. AMTRAK STOP: Ethan Allen Express to Rutland + Car Rental or taxi (25 min.)
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SWEET THANG! On March 23rd Whitingham hosts their 17th Annual Maple Festival with sleighrides, a craft fair and pancake breakfast. The area is dripping with quaint B&B’s!
AMTRAK STOP: Brattleboro on Vermonter + Car Rental (40 min.)

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TREAT YOURSELF!
Visit Bragg Farm & Sugarhouse for the maple trail March 23-24th. Candy, tours and live music! Stay in walkable Montpelier. AMTRAK STOP: Vermonter to Montpelier + taxi (10 min.)
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TAP INTO NIRVANA!
The pedestrian-friendly St. Albans transforms itself into a maple-lovers mecca on April 26-28th for the 47th Annual Maple Festival! From kids activities to antique shows, from maple product contests to parades, you’ll never want to wake up from this maple dream! Maple events take place all over the city. Be sure to book your accommodations soon, as area lodgings fill up fast! AMTRAK STOP: Vermonter to St. Albans

 

 

 

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Quick Getaways
within 500 miles!




On sale Jan. 07, 2013. Valid Thurs.- Mon. for travel
Jan. 10 – April 29, 2013. 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 and ask for discount code X609.
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 now and good for travel January 10th through April 29th, Amtrak® is offering a special $89 round trip weekend fare (Thursday to Monday) 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.

$89.00 RT Weekend Fare
Use code x609
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!
Vermont
Weekends via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers — See below for some great escape ideas
off Amtrak’s Vermont routes to spend your Winter and holiday weekends!

WINTER TOUR! Staying near Killington? While the rest of the family skis, don’t just sit around! Take some time to see the real winter beauty of Vermont via Vermont Backroad Tours. 3 ½ hour tour w/pick up – $50.00 pp. AMTRAK STOP: Rutland on the Ethan Allen. More.
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FAVORITE THINGS! The hills are alive in Stowe at The Trapp Family Lodge! Package includes RT Amtrak from NYC, transfers, X-country shoes & 2-day trail pass (Edelweiss is extra!) from $149 with Notch Above Tours!
AMTRAK STOP: Waterbury on Vermonter. More.

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OKTOBERFEST REDUX! Beer Lovers! Let the winter cold "ale" you! Hop on Burlington Brew Tours shuttle for the area’s finest micro brews. With 4 tours to burp from, book a weekend in Burlington and try them all – they’ll pick you up! AMTRAK STOP: Essex Jct. on Vermonter. More.

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POWDER YOUR NOSE! Make a long weekend of Vermont snowboarding and skiing at Stratton Mountain Resort! Book 3 nights/4th free! Starting at $169. AMTRAK STOP: Brattleboro on the Vermonter + Enterprise (1 hour). More.

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RING IN 2013! Spend New Years in Montpelier! Enjoy restaurants & live music throughout the very walkable downtown. Plenty of lodgings and hotels to choose from, but be sure to book soon before they fill up! AMTRAK STOP: Montpelier on the Vermonter+ taxi (5 min.). More.
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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Holiday Escapes
by Amtrak!
Dear EscapeMakers — Check out these Winter and holiday escape ideas! SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State and Montreal!

THANKS FOR THE PICKLE! Pre-Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Rosendale International PickleFest on November 18th in Ulster County! Pickle Eating, pickle drinking and pickle toss Contests, prizes, food, music, dancing, crafts & lots of pickles! STOP: Rhinecliff w/ Enterprise to Rosendale (30 mins.).
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RACE TO SARATOGA! Enjoy the 8th Annual Saratoga Restaurant Week from November 30th-December 6th. Get a 3-Course dinner for just $10, $20 or $30 at participating Saratoga County restaurants. For a full listing and area lodging here. STOP: Saratoga Springs + taxi (10 min.).
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THE MORE GORE THE BETTER! Bundle your Winter visit to Lake George with a ski package at Gore Mountain. 2 nights at the BW Lake George, free shuttle to Gore Mountain, lift tickets and breakfast from $405! STOP: Glens Falls + taxi to Lake George (20 mins.).
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DAYS OF YORE! Columbia County, NY rolls out the festive red carpet for Winter visitors. Discover holidays past with special programs at the Historical Society’s House of History, Olana, Martin Van Buren and Clermont State historic sites. The town of Hudson is a great place to start with plenty of lodgings in town. Historic sites are only a taxi away. STOP: Hudson (2 min. walk to town).
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TREE LIGHTINGS! Watch everyone’s face light up with holiday cheer at one of the many good old-fashioned tree lighting ceremonies in Dutchess County. Make an escape out of it and stay the weekend in Rhinebeck or Poughkeepsie. STOP: Poughkeepsie or Rhinecliff + taxi to Rhinebeck (10 min.).

 

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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
New York AgriTourism
Getaway Ideas by Amtrak!

Dear EscapeMakers — celebrate New York State Agriculture on an Agri-Tourism Escape!
SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State and Montreal!


The Great New York State Fair through September 3
KIDS RIDE FREE TO THE FAIR!
Use code V658 when purchasing tickets. Amtrak Stop: NY State Fair Station – a special station stop that will take you just steps away! Celebrate everything New York agriculture has to offer! Locally grown produce, nationally-acclaimed performers, wild animals and petting zoos, thrilling midway with rides and games! It’s a great way to spend a summer day! More here!
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Columbia Co. Fair- thru - Sept 3rd
BE A KID AGAIN at the county Fair! Jam-packed with entertainment and non-stop action, your favorite end-summer pastime is 6 days of excitement! Amtrak Stop: Hudson + Rental Car or Taxi to Chatham (25 min). More here!

Fort Ti Corn Maze - thru Oct. 14th
GET LOST! Solve the 6-acre puzzle in the corn by testing your history IQ. Fun for all ages; choose the full maze or the mini-maze experience. Plus, flashlight nights through 10/27! Buy One, get one free fare on Amtrak. Use code V430. Amtrak Stop: Ft. Ticonderoga + Taxi (10 min). More here!

Cauliflower Festival – Sept 29th Support our neighbors! Back after being canceled due to the effects of Hurricane Irene last year, this festival celebrates farming, cooking and culture of the Catskills. Local arts & crafts, history tent, petting zoo, music, clogging, pony rides, demos and tastings presented by SUNY Delhi’s Hospitality Program. Amtrak Stop: Hudson + rental car
(1 hour). More here!

BOOK YOUR AMTRAK ESCAPE!


 


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GREAT GETAWAY ALERT!
Antiquing Escapes
by Amtrak!

Dear EscapeMakers — Check out these antiquing escapes ideas!
SAVE 15%
on Amtrak travel within New York State and Montreal!



ADIRONDACKS ANTIQUES! Bundle your visit to Fort Ticonderoga (Buy 1 ticket and get the 2nd companion fare FREE anywhere in NY to Ticonderoga. Use code V430) on Amtrak.com with a trip the Adirondack Museum for their Antiques Show (30+ dealers) on August 11-12th. STOP: Ticonderoga + taxi (Fort is a 5 min. taxi from station, variety of lodgings nearby, museum is 90 min. w/ Enterprise).
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ANTIQUES WAREHOUSE! With 6500 sq. feet, Stone Soup Antiques is an antiquers dream destination! After you’re done hunting for Rookwood, picking through Bakelite bracelets and searching for the perfect vintage salt and pepper shakers, treat yourself to an overnight stay! More on area lodging here. STOP: Saratoga Springs + taxi to Ballston Spa (10 min.).
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CLASSIC CAR SHOW! If classic Mustangs and Corvettes are more your speed, check out the Bellayre Mountain Car Show on August 18th in Ulster County, to get your hot rod fix! Afterwards stay the night and enjoy an evening concert amid gorgeous mountain vistas! STOP: Rhinecliff w/ Enterprise to Belleayre (1 hour).
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DAYS OF YORE! Looking for the motherlode of antique finds? The town of Hudson in Columbia County, NY is a great place to start with over 80 antique shops. There are plenty of lodgings in town, as well as on the outskirts, should you decide to rent a car for the day. STOP: Hudson (2 min. walk to town).
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REMINDER: DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR! Aug. 21-26th, the bucolic fairgrounds play host to nearly half a million patrons. The 2nd largest county fair in NY is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County and… it’s just a quick train ride away! Use code V787 on Amtrak.com for 50% off your 2nd ticket (Rhinecliff only)! STOP: Poughkeepsie + free shuttle (30 min.) Rhinecliff + taxi (10 min.).

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