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Summer Fun Day #41: Ride the rails!



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Catskill Mountain Railroad

Check out a video from our trip to Catskill Mountain Railroad

Ride the rails!

It’s easy for daily commuters who ride the Metro-North to take the Hudson Line’s river views for granted. But for kids who are obsessed with trains (you probably know a few,) taking the train is a treat and the scenic views of the Hudson rushing by are a bonus.

Head to the nearest Hudson Line station during off-peak hours when the fare is cheaper and buy tickets from one of the ticket machines on the platform. Kids under 5 ride for free, while 5-11 year olds pay a half fare.


The destination isn’t the point but since you have to go somewhere: The Peekskill Station features a riverside playground with a rocky beach and stunning views of the bend in the Hudson River at Peekskill Bay.

Love trains? Click here for more places to ride the rails in the Hudson Valley

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Pamela is the Community Liaison at Hudson Valley Parent. She resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys and enjoys crossing things off their bucket list each summer.



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