Meet the Adirondack
With daily service from New York City to Montreal, the Adirondack is a scenic ride favorite of city dwellers looking for a little escape and winos looking for a little wine. If you haven’t taken a trip on this route yet, read on to learn about the Adirondack and it’s 40 year history.
The inaugural trip on the Adirondack took place on Monday, August 5, 1974. It included a buffet luncheon for dignitaries and riders, firing of muskets, a schoolboy swing band and caviar. Yes, caviar.
We Heart Canada
The original route map from 1971 did not include international destinations. But that changed the following year. Oh Canada, we couldn’t leave you out.
What’s in a Name?
The route is named Adirondack in honor of the mountains of northeastern New York.
Still Rings True Today
One of the first advertising campaigns for the Adirondack used the slogan “Save energy—take our car,” a slogan that still resonates today.
Enjoy the Journey
The Adirondack is a 381 mile journey that follows the broad Hudson River and Lake Champlain’s meandering western shore. If it sounds like a beautiful ride, that’s because it is.
If you’re planning a weekend getaway give the Adirondack a try. Right now, our Adirondack weekend getaway fare is $90 round-trip between New York City and Montreal. Book now through April 25, 2016, for travel Thursdays through Mondays, January 7 – April 28, 2016. Head here for more information.