New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 9

From the PUBLISHER L ots of fun and unique things to do throughout New York State, eastern Vermont and Canada await your company. This 14th annual edition of New York By Rail provides our choice picks of: attractions, outdoor adventures, downtowns, craft beverage makers, locally made products, major events, anniversary celebrations and more. Planning your Amtrak getaway to explore this issue's choices is easier with: Discounts & Rewards available; Amtrak New York State Route Map; Station Services Guide; and indications of Amtrak stops closest to where you’re going, approxi- mate distances and connections available from the train station. Maximize your onboard journey by reading about: How to bring your pet or bike along; Taste NY food and beverages available in the café car; Bald Eagle sightings from the train; the Great Dome Car; and Trails & Rails program, featuring volunteer guides. One of my favorite experiences this past year was again made possible by Amtrak. Taking a college break, my daughter traveled from Buffalo via Amtrak to join my son—a Syracuse-area resi- dent—and me to witness a terrific college basketball game at Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome. The outcome was a thrilling, last- second Orange win over Duke and family night together. After the game, the evening Amtrak train returned my daughter to Buffalo without her having to miss her classes the next morning—from what I was told! Don’t forget to visit NewYorkBy-, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages and sign up for Celebrating an Orange victory: (left to right) Sean, Mackenzie and Tom our e-newsletter to get or receive timely information to help plan your next Amtrak getaway. Our New York By Rail Travel Packages on pages 94 to 95 offer some great ways to experience Amtrak and New York State together. It’s all waiting for you. Be sure to share your favorite Amtrak travels with us! Regards, Tom Martinelli New York By Rail | 7