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Day trip from New York City

Ellesmere Port
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Day trip from New York City


My girlfriend and I are in NYC over New year for a week. We were hoping to get out of the city for a day and enjoy some countryside. I've read that it's easy enough to get a train to the Catskills from Penn station but my question is where is the best place for me get off? I'll continue to read up on this but we were hoping that maybe a picturesque village/small town may be accessible and worth a visit...somewhere with maybe a market or small, specialised shops.

I could be getting the complete wrong idea of the area and it may end up that we just stay in the city but if anybodu can offer any advice or suggest something that may suit than I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks, Ross

Warwick, New York
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1. Re: Day trip from New York City

Trains don't usually go up into the Catskill Mountains that I know of. But if you are looking for a nice day trip I suggest Warwick, NY. You can take a train from New York Port Authority bus station, and the bus stops right in the middle of the town. It's a very pretty town, there's a lot of shops and restaurants, and if you're in the mood for wine there are a few wineries around that you could get to by taxi. If you need other information about the town, please feel free to let me know!

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2. Re: Day trip from New York City

For starters you could check the Metro North stops and the Amtrak (which goes further up) stops and see how they appeal to you. In nice weather you might like Beacon NY or, much further, Hudson NY.

But you'll also need to keep in mind the weather and any closings between Christmas and New Year.

You might also post on the NYC forum about day trips. Many more viewers and responses there.

3. Re: Day trip from New York City

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