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CENTRAL NEW YORK
Central New York is pure Americana: old-fashioned main streets in historic towns, quiet country roads, countless lakes for swimming and exploring.
Located in the heart of the state, the region is serviced by three Amtrak stations at Utica, Rome and Amsterdam. Venture into Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and Glimmerglass Opera. Go to the Utica Zoo. Visit the world-famous Erie Canal. Go deep underground and explore six million years of rock formations at the Howe Caverns. In autumn, you can board the Adirondack Railroad dome car for scenic views of the fall foliage. Foodies take note: you can tour the Heart of NY Craft Beverage Trail—which includes the world-famous Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown— the Central New York Cheese Trail and more. Need a bit of culture? Utica’s nearly 100-year-old Stanley Theater-or “movie palace” hosts live performances year-round.
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Travel to the Central New York by Rail with Amtrak
Outdoor adventure, historic sites, hands-on museums, sports attractions, homegrown cuisine, craft beverages and festivals galore. Starting points: Amsterdam, Utica and Rome.

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Where The Railroad Meets The Farmer
A train trip through Upstate New York aboard Amtrak takes you past many farms; fields of corn, apple orchards, and dairy cows flashing by outside the window. Yet there is one place along the Empire Corridor where the state’s cornucopia of agricultural abundance comes in direct contact with our intercity passenger rail system – the farmers market at the Utica Union Staion….Click to Read More

Explore Howe Caverns
Roaming through limestone corridors, vast galleries and beneath colossal boulders, I’m 156 feet below the earth’s surface in a cave, six million years in the making. With strange formations, flowing sheets and dripping stalactites, the solid rock walls appear fluid-like….Click to Read More

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Check out the Amtrak map to plan your next adventure!
Traveling to Central New York is easy with its three fantastic Amtrak stations. Train travelers can take Amtrak to Rome (ROM), Amsterdam (AMS) and Utica (UCA).

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