NOTE: THIS EXCURSION IS PART OF DUTCHESS COUNTY TOURISM’S PARTNERSHIP WITH METRO-NORTH’S ONE-DAY GETAWAY CAMPAIGN. THESE EXCURSIONS REQUIRE A SPECIAL ROUNDTRIP TICKET PLUS A SHUTTLE BUS TICKET THAT MUST BE PURCHASED IN ORDER TO GET ON THE SHUTTLE BUS.
RESERVATIONS FOR THE SHUTTLE BUS MUST BE MADE SEVERAL DAYS IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE A SEAT. NY LOCAVORE HAS RESERVED A LIMITED NUMBER OF SHUTTLE BUS SEATS.
BECAUSE OF CHRONIC NO-SHOWS OR LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATIONS IN YEARS PAST, YOU WILL NOW BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR YOUR SEAT IN ADVANCE.
ALL TOURS WILL MEET AT THE INFORMATION KIOSK IN THE GREAT HALL OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL AND TRAVEL TOGETHER TO EACH DESTINATION.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS GIVEN.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION FOR THE BUS, VISIT http://www.dutchesstourism.com/farm-fresh-rail-tours.php
Additional expenses, such as lunch, wine tasting fees, and purchases are optional and extra.
Stops on the itinerary are subject to change.
FALL HARVEST WINE, CHEESE, AND APPLE PICKING
Saturday, October 5th
Sunday, October 20th
$40/Adults - R/T Trainfare ONLY
Board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link bus at Poughkeepsie Station for excursions to the charming Village of Millbrook, Sprout Creek Farm, Clinton Vineyards, and Barton Orchards.
We will travel from Grand Central Station to Poughkeepsie on the Hudson Line, leaving on the 7:43am train and returning on the 5:40pm train. The shuttle bus will meet us at the station.
Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30am, as the train will leave promptly.
Our first stop is Sprout Creek Farm, and we’ll tour the 200-acre farm and sample a selection of artisanal cheeses. The next stop will be to the town of Millbrook, where we’ll have lunch on our own. Saturday’s tour goers will have the chance to check out the Millbrook farmers market. After lunch, we’ll head to the Clinton Vineyards estate for a tour and optional wine tasting ($8pp).
Next and last is Barton Orchards, a pick-your-own apple orchard offering over a dozen apple varieties, a country store, and family friendly entertainment. ($3pp)
We will have about an hour and a half for each stop.
The shuttle bus will drop us off to the Poughkeepsie station for the 5:40pm departure to Grand Central Terminal, but you are welcome to stay in Poughkeepsie for dinner or other activities.
Special Offer from Empire Cruise Lines for the October 20th tour:
Empire Cruise Lines has extended a special offer to Farm Fresh Ticket holders. Enjoy a glass of wine and a sightseeing cruise for $19 when you present your ticket. The cruise leaves promptly at 6pm.
For more details, click here http://www.dutchesstourism.com/PDF/Empire-2013.pdf or visit www.empirecruiselines.com
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