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!

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