Rural Intelligence: The Online Magazine for Eastern New York, Western Connecticut and the Southern Berkshires
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Search Archives:
Newsletters Signup
Close it

Newsletters Signup
Close it

RI Archives: Rural Road Trips

View past Excursions articles.

View all past Rural Road Trip articles.

Eastover Estate and Retreat

Travel Resources

Amtrak Empire Service between Albany, Hudson or Rhinecliff, NY and Penn Station, NYC.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited between Pittsfield and South Station, Boston.

Bard Bus and Shuttle  On select summer weekends, Bard offers round-trip bus service from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center directly to the Fisher Center, exclusively for performance ticket holders: $30 round-trip. Reservations are required. Box dinners can be ordered in advance for $10. Bard also offers shuttle service from and to the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station for select performances: $10 each way.

Mega-bus between Albany and Ridgewood, N.J. and Penn Station, NYC.

Metro-North Railroad between Wassaic, Dover Plains, or Poughkeepsie, NY and Harlem (125th Street)  or Grand Central Station, NYC.

Peter Pan Bus Lines  Boston/Albany route serving Albany, Great Barrington, *Lee, Lenox, *Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Boston South Station and Boston Logan Airport  (*greater frequency, better fares). NYC/Williamstown route serving Williamstown, Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, MA, or Canaan, CT and Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC.

Roosevelt Ride Free Shuttle  Free round-trip shuttle service daily (summer through October) from the Poughkeepsie train station to Hyde Park, Val-Kil, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Top Cottage, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum so Metro-North train passengers can tour historic sites without a car. For reservations and tour info, call the Wallace Visitor Center: 845-229-5320.

Weather Underground
The radar is especially useful for tracking snow, sleet and thunderstorms.

[See more Excursion articles]

County Fairs in Every Corner

Rural Intelligence Road TripsIf you’re a really serious locovore and want to understand the farm life, you should attend one of the agricultural or county fairs that are rites of late summer in our region.  Sure, there are carnival rides for the kids and more types of fried food than you ever imagined, but the heart of the fair remains the animal and agricultural competitions and exhibitions—the sheep shearing, tractor pulls and giant zucchini contests. The participants are the men, women and children who control the fate of our region’s future in their calloused hands. Cheer them on.
Rural Intelligence Road Trips

Columbia County Fair
Chatham, NY
August 27 - September 1
The Blandford Fair
Blandford, MA
August 29 - September 1
Goshen Fair
Goshen, CT
August 30 - September 1
Dutchess County Fair
Rhinebeck, NY
August 19 - 24
Cummington Fair
Cummington, MA
August 21 -  24

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Posted by Dan Shaw on 08/13/08 at 02:49 PM • Permalink