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Monday, May 27, 2024

Day Tripping Is Back!

Hit the road (or tracks) this comeback summer.

Now that COVID’s over, it’s time to get back to traveling…anywhere and everywhere! So hit the road (or tracks) and get back to day tripping this comeback summer.

Various destinations
800.872.7245; amtrak.com
Riding Amtrak brings you an entire region’s worth of day trips! Travel through New York in comfort, not traffic. Enjoy miles of legroom and extra-wide seats while you explore New York and the region on Amtrak. Ride the Empire Service train to New York City to catch a Broadway show, walk the High Line’s elevated urban oasis or stroll through Central Park. Or head east from the Hudson Valley or Saratoga on the Ethan Allen to Vermont, where you can explore farms, villages and the Green Mountains. Go ahead, skip the cab ride, and go for the train. Book your unforgettable excursion on Amtrak today.

Columbia County Tourism
Columbia County
518.828.3375; columbiacountytourism.org
Make this summer one to remember by planning an unforgettable trip to Columbia County! First, pick out a charming countryside B&B, campground or Downtown Hudson hotel to serve as your home base, then plan your stay! Food and drink options are aplenty, with regional farms supplying award-winning chefs with the freshest ingredients, and activities are in high supply, too: Be sure to check out Olana, Art Omi, the Scenic Sips Craft Beverage Tour and the Columbia County Fair, which will be in town September 1–6.
The best part? Amtrak’s Hudson stop is just a 22-minute ride from Albany!

Columbia County Fair
182 Hudson Ave., Chatham
518.392.2121; columbiafair.com
The 181st Columbia County Fair takes place over Labor Day weekend from September 1–6 in Chatham. A country fair filled with the best of the county’s fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock, the Columbia County Fair provides fun for everyone with midway rides and games, local food favorites, competitions, live music, a firefighters’ parade, agricultural displays, demonstrations, a monster tractor pull, a petting zoo, retail vendors and exhibitors, demolition derbies, a rodeo, racing pigs, a horse show and more. Hours are Wednesday from noon–11pm and Thursday–Monday from 10am–11pm. Parking is included with admission and children 12 and under get in for free. The fair is put on by the Columbia County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit organization.

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