New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 3

Contents 2017 3 From the President and CEO of Amtrak 5 From the Department of Transportation Commissioner 6 From Our Readers 7 From the Publisher 8 Amtrak’s New York State Route Map 10 Discounts, Rewards and Services T ake Y our B ike O nboard 13 F lavor of the S tate —T he A mtrak and T aste NY P arternship 14 S tation S ervices G uide 16 18 Department of Transportation Updates 21 New York City Where to first? Some of the city’s best bets S potlight on L ong I sland 28 31 Hudson River Valley What to do, historic and new B ald E agles on the H udson 33 T rails & R ails 39 S potlight on C olumbia C ounty 41 42 Amber Waves New York State’s craft beverage resurgence 45 Albany-Rensselaer Can’t-miss sites in the Capital Region D iscover R ensselaer C ounty 49 51 Schenectady History, art and a vibrant downtown 53 Saratoga Springs Races, shopping, cuisine and history S potlight on S outhern S aratoga 56 57 Hop Aboard the Great Dome Car 59 Adirondacks Pristine wilderness, and lots to see and do 60 Vermont Explore the Green Mountain State 63 Central New York Places to play and experience history 69 Syracuse Plenty of fun, indoors and out 71 Rochester Where to play and eat in this festive city 72 Meet Amtrak Employees 73 Buffalo “Buffalove” lasts all year! 75 Niagara Falls Water adventures, scenery and more 77 Across the Border to Ontario, Canada Historic city of villages 79 Quebec: Canada Vibrant French culture and cuisine 80 Special Section: I Love New York 2017 Important Anniversaries and Milestone Celebrations 88 Save These Dates! Events, fairs and festivals across NYS! 96 A History of New York State’s Empire Service PHOTOS: (COVER) FRANK JOLIN; (THIS PAGE) KEVIN BURKHOLDER New York By Rail | 1