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Amtrak's Adirondack

By Rail

The Adirondack is the modern descendent of a service that originally carried the colors of the
Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H), which had its beginnings in the early 1820s as a canal
company organized to transport coal from Pennsylvania to New York City. Now defunct, it once
called itself "America’s oldest continually operating transportation company." After Amtrak took
over passenger operations in 1971, D&H inaugurated, in 1974, its New York-Montréal service under a funding agreement with Amtrak and the State of New York. Using rebuilt ALCO locomotives and refurbished 1950s passenger cars, this “streamliner” revival delighted fans in the Empire State. After Amtrak replaced its equipment with turbine-powered trainsets, the original locomotives were sold to an operator in Mexico; one of them currently resides in a museum there.

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Amtrak's Adirondack, operating daily between New York City and Montreal is acclaimed as one of the top ten most scenic train rides in the world. Relax and enjoy the comfort of train travel while you take in some of the most dramatic geological and historical scenery along New York’s Lakes to Locks Passage – including its magnificent jewel, Lake Champlain. Covering 381 miles, the Adirondack offers access to 11 unique destinations between Albany and Rouses Point at the U.S./Canadian Border.

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The Albany-Rensselaer Station serves as the hub to the Capitol Region, including the Tri-Cities Albany, Rensselaer and Troy. Visit Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, and learn about life in a Dutch settlement on the frontier of a New World. Explore the beautiful architecture of New York's Capitol, the 'Adirondack' exhibit at the New York State Museum, the gardens of Washington Park or check out some great events at the Albany Riverfront Park and around the city. Discover Troy's rich industrial history at the Burden Iron Works Museum or the Renssealer County Historical Society at the historic Hart-Clutett House and check theirschedule of walking tours of historic downtown Troy, which meets at the Troy Farmers Market.

The Saratoga Train Station is just a brief walk from downtown Saratoga Springs, which was made famous by natural fed springs, spas and horse racing. Saratoga Springs is home to the Saratoga Race Course, the National Racing Hall of Fame, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame and Saratoga State Park. It is just a short trip by bicycle or car to Old Saratoga, where the are opportunities to explore the Saratoga National Historical Park or take a tour on the Hudson River and Champlain Canal on the Mohawk Maiden Cruise.

Disembark at the Fort Edward Train Station, a historic Delaware and Hudson Railroad Station, and uncover the history of this community, which is strategically located at the crossroads of navigation between the Hudson River and Lake Champlain. Visit Roger's Island Visitors Center, the Old Fort House Museum or the Washington County Historical Society, and learn about this community's involvement in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary war. Fort Edward is also just a short distance away from Glens Falls and Lake George Village.

The Whitehall Train Station lies just opposite the Skenesborough Museum and the Whitehall Canal Harbor Park. Skene Manor overlooks the village, and occupies the property where Colonel Philip Skene first established his settlement. The Town of Whitehall occupies the land between Lake George and Lake Champlain, and has earned its place in history as the "Birthplace of the U.S. Navy."

The Ticonderoga Train Station lies at the end of Fort Ti Road, at the north end ofFort Ticonderoga near where the Lake Champlain Ferry carries passengers and vehicles to Vermont. Ticonderoga translates as the land between two waters and the Fort occupies the southern end of a small jutting peninsula, controlling Lake Champlain and the La Chute River, which carries water from Lake George to Lake Champlain. Discover the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, the La Chute River Interpretive Trail and the Hancock House Museum, and learn about settlement and early history of this community.

The Port Henry Train Station and the Iron Center Museum offers turn-of-the-century architecture and exhibits representative of the once busting iron port. The lake-side village presents year-round opportunities for recreation, including, camping, fishing, hiking and biking. During the winter months, when the Lake freezers over, a small community of ice shanties is established on the Lake.

The Westport Train Station offers access to a resort community on Lake Champlain that creates a traditional gateway to the Adirondacks and Lake Placid. The Amtrak station is home to the Depot Theatre, offering several performances and gallery exhibits throughout the year. Discover Westport's rich agricultural tradition by visiting the Westport Heritage House, and attending the Essex County Fair.

The Port Kent Train Station overlooks beautiful Lake Champlain, where the Lake Champlain Ferry carries passengers between New York and Vermont. In the late 19th century, Port Kent became a popular stopping station as an access point to the Ausable Chasm. Also known as the "Little Grand Canyon of the East," the Chasm is one of the earliest and oldest tourist attractions in the U.S. The Chasm is also home to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, which interprets the Champlain line of the Underground Railroad.

From the Plattsburgh Train Station it is just a short drive, walk or bicycle ride to the city center and waterfront along the Saranac River or Riverwalk Trails. This small city is home to several museums includingthe War of 1812 Museum, Clinton County Historical Association Museum, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Kent-Delord Museum and others.

The Rouses Point Station is the last stop before crossing the U.S./Canadian border. The small village offers access to Lake Champlain and numerous sites along the Lake Champlain Birding trail. Explore this region by bicycle along the Lake Champlain Bikeways, offering 36+ themed bicycle routes along Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River.

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This train takes part in Trails & Rails, an innovative partnership program between Amtrak and the National Park Service. This program provides educational opportunities to Amtrak passengers for the purpose of fostering appreciation of America's natural and cultural heritage.


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