Lakes to Locks Passage">upstate New York tourism region this season. The region, which stretches from Albany to Quebec along the interconnected waterways of the Hudson River, Champlain Canal, Lake George and Lake Champlain and includes Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Essex and Clinton Counties, offers five fall foliage experiences travelers should consider this season.
Information on these experiences and much more can be found on http://www.lakestolocks.com. The site, which is co-branded with National Geographic, emphasizes travel and tourism opportunities that are submitted by local residents and locally-owned businesses...Explore “The Great Northern Turnpike,” a self-guided itinerary that takes travelers through the scenic and rural landscape that inspired artists such as Norman Rockwell and Grandma Moses...Download the “Northern Adirondack Coast Bikeways Brochure” and travel along the “Acres of Apples” bike route, a loop that winds through a magnificent landscape of apple orchards and the hamlet of Peru, a charming community that retains vestiges of its agrarian past...Visitors can enjoy the La Chute River Walk Interpretive Trail, which celebrates the extraordinary variety of industries clustered around the waterfalls and rapids on the La Chute River between Lake George and Lake Champlain...The Adirondack, which travels between the Albany-Rensselaer Station and Montreal daily, contains picturesque views along the western shore of Lake Champlain, Hudson River Valley, Adirondacks, and Vermont. Amtrak's Adirondack Service is called "One of the Top 10 Most Scenic Train Trips in North America" by Conde Nast Traveler. On weekends, National Park Service volunteers act as step-on guides between Cronton-Harmon and Westport. Visitors can learn more about the dome car at http://www.amtrak.com/fall-travel-on-the-great-dome-car.
Over 600 upstate New York travel experiences, all recommended by locals, are featured on the website. Through a collaboration with National Geographic, visitors can pinpoint places of interest on a map and then learn about the region’s nature, history, special events and outdoor experiences.
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