Sunday October 3rd (D)
SPECIAL NOTE FOR TOLEDO, OHIO PASSENGERS
Toledo passengers will have the option of boarding Train #48 at Toledo Union Station.
Train departure time will be 3:15AM
Cleveland passengers will meet your group at Cleveland's
Amtrak Lakefront Station by 4:30 AM
and check your one (1) piece of luggage (per person)
at this time, (50 lb. maximum).
Free parking at the Cleveland Amtrak Station, lot
is unattended so parking is at your own risk.
• Depart: @ 5:50
AM Train #48 "The Lakeshore Limited" (Duration: 8hrs, 41 min)
•Arrive: @ 2:31PM Albany-Rensselaer, NY
After claiming all Amtrak checked baggage in Albany, our journey to the Adirondack Mountains of New York State begins
with a five (5) night stay in Glens Falls, New York at The Queensbury Hotel. This first day of travel concludes with
a welcome reception and plated dinner at the hotel.
The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street • (518) 792-1121
Monday Oct. 4th (B, BL, D)
After breakfast we begin our adventure by traveling to the Gore Mountain and North Creek region of the Adirondacks. The first stop of the
day will be at the North Creek Railway Depot Museum, which was built in 1874. History remembers this railroad station as the place where Theodore Roosevelt on September 14, 1901 learned of the death of President McKinley and of his own succession to the Presidency of the United States. From the museum, tour members will have a choice
of one of the following activities today:
••Revolution Rail: Approximately a 2 1/2 hour railbiking excursion that allows riders to ride railroad tracks under their own pedal power. The 7-mile out-and-back trip includes a box lunch upon your return.
•• Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake: Discover more than 200 years of Adirondack history in this campus-like setting of 32+ acres which includes 22 indoor and outdoor exhibits and gardens.
Box lunch at the Museum cafe is included.
This evening we enjoy a scenic dinner cruise aboard the W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake. With over 100 miles of
pine-covered shoreline, Raquette Lake is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks. This area is also known as the birthplace of the Gilded Age's great camps-the summer estates of wealthy tycoons.
Tuesday Oct. 5th (B, D)
Once again, after our full breakfast at the hotel we depart to Tupper Lake and visit "Wild Walk" and "The Wild Center".
An elevated trail across the Adirondack treetops provides a glimpse of the forest below. A four-story twig house,
swing bridges, and a simulated full-size eagle's nest have been designed into the Wild Walk structure.
The Wild Center itself is a 54,000 square-foot state-of-the -art interactive museum with more than 900 live Adirondack animals
including otters, owls and fresh-water fish.
From the Wild Center we proceed north to lake Placid. After lunch (on-your-own in lake Placid village), our guide will take us
to the 1932 Olympic Arena as well as the 1980 Arena
(site of the U.S. Ice Hockey Team's historic victory over the Soviet Union).
The tour also includes the Ice Skating Arena and lower level of the ski jumps.
From the village of Lake Placid we travel to Wilmington, New York, home to Whiteface Mountain and the Little Whiteface Cloudsplitter gondola. In 15 minutes our 8-passenger gondolas will carry us from the base lodge to the 4,800-foot summit of Whiteface Mountain. At the summit an observation deck will hopefully provide clear views of Lake Placid and Lake Champlain to the east. Before our return to the hotel a classic dinner at a local Whiteface Mountain restaurant is included.
Wednesday Oct. 6th (B,D)
After breakfast we begin another day of exploring as we make our way north to Ticonderoga. We will experience a blend of
history and natural beauty like nowhere else as we visit Fort Ticonderoga! After an overview presentation, you will
be free to explore the "star-shaped" fort at your own pace. Fort Ticonderoga is the place in America that tells the complex international story of the origins of the nation's military and its role in the founding of the United States.
Lunch will be on-your-own at the museum care today.
This afternoon we enjoy traditional wine tasting with gourmet cheese and souvenir glass to take home. Dinner is included at a classic Adirondack-style favorite before returning to the hotel.
Thursday Oct. 7th (B, BL, D)
Enjoy another full breakfast at the hotel before we depart to the "Green Mountain State" of Vermont.
Our first stop will be in Manchester, Vermont at the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of
President Abraham Lincoln. The home known as Hildene, meaning "hill" and "valley", was completed in 1905. Hildene became Mr. Lincoln's summer home for the next 21 years and would be the only house in America where all of Abraham Lincoln's descendants would eventually reside. The 412 acre estate with its Georgian revival mansion and
14 historic buildings include a formal garden and observatory, a solar-powered goat dairy, cheese-making facility,
and a restored 1903 Pullman car.
A box lunch is included.
before heading to our second stop in Vermont at Bennington Potters. Artisan-crafted stoneware pottery
has been handmade since 1948 at this location. Country home decor items and Vermont specialty foods also make
this store so unique. Our last stop of the day will be Saratoga Springs, New York. In this charming Victorian town we
meet a local tour guide who will be with us as we visit Yaddo Rose Gardens, sample mineral water at the
Spa State Park, and a walk through Congress Park.
We also learn about the history of thoroughbred horse racing, as the Saratoga Race Course,
built in 1864, is the country's oldest racetrack.
This evening dinner at the hotel is included as we say goodnight to our last day in Glens Falls.
Friday Oct. 8th (B, D)
After breakfast and check-out from the hotel we depart to Cooperstown, New York. After our 2-hour drive from Glens Falls to Cooperstown, you will have the opportunity of exploring this charming village with admission at your leisure to the
National Baseball Hall of Fame. Lunch will be on-your-own at one of the many restaurants that are all within
walking distance of the Hall of Fame. We depart Cooperstown in the late afternoon and travel north to Utica, New York.
The 1-hour drive to Utica will have us arriving at the historic Utica Amtrak Station, where dinner at the station's Trackside Restaurant is included. We depart Utica on the eastbound "Lake Shore Limited" at 8:49 PM.
• Depart @ 8:49 PM Train #49 "The Lakeshore Limited"
Saturday Oct. 9th
• Arrive @ 3:33 AM Cleveland Amtrak Lakefront Station.(Duration: 6hrs, 44 min)
• Arrive @ 5:55 AM Toledo Central Union Station (Duration 9 hrs, 6 min)
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