Post-Irene Travel Deals to Upstate New York
The NY Times is running a piece today on fall foliage travel specials, since tourism is still sagging in the post-Irene economy.
Some highlights: “Hunter Mountain is hosting local bands and family activities this weekend (Oct. 8 and 9) for Oktoberfest, where admission is free. And the Thomas Cole National Historic Site is offering a guided hike Oct. 15 to Sunset Rock and Catskill Mountain House to see the landscape that inspired artists of the Hudson River School.”
And: “Because of a major washout east of Phoenicia, for example, the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Esopus Scenic Train now travels along a modified five-mile round trip between Mt. Tremper and Boiceville. It used to be a 12-mile trip from Mt. Temper to Phoenicia. Fares have been reduced to $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 4 to 11.”
Just wanted y’all to know. Can’t wait to get up there!