A few excuses to leave the city for a day - Niagara Wine Trail Trains!

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If you've been following along with us for any length of time you've probably seen that we're pretty much all about one thing: the city. Living in the city of Rochester has many benefits. We are surrounded by great restaurants, galleries, shops, and more. We have everything we need right here. But sometimes, as a city resident, it's nice to get out and enjoy an afternoon outside the city, especially as the leaves begin to change. Here's a great opportunity to do just that. WNY Rail Promo

As previously mentioned, there's a new train excursion nearby. The Niagara Wine Trail Trains take you from the Medina Railroad Museum for a tour 2 train ride through the beautiful Niagara Wine Trail Region and back. So, here are 4 reasons to get out of the city to enjoy something a little different this Fall.

1. It's a Short Road Trip

Leaving-Downtown There's no need for a flight or a whole day of travel. Just a quick 50 minute scenic drive from the heart of downtown and you'll find yourself in the small town of Medina.

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2. New York State's Largest Railroad & Toy Train Collection

Medina Railroad Museum For the kid in all of us, take a few minutes to explore the museum and oogle over the train collection you know you wish you had growing up...

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3. Train Ride through the Niagara Wine Region

Tickets Seating Take a seat inside and enjoy a cozy and festive ride through the countryside that is just outside of Rochester. This is the best time of year to enjoy the changing colors and the last bit of beautiful weather.

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4. Wine & Dine

Wine-Glass Enjoy sips from the region as you tastes wines from different wineries in the area. And bites from local restaurants...

"Each excursion showcases two Niagara Wine Trail wineries, offering a wide selection of tastings, from sweet to dry wines, red and whites, dessert wines, ciders, and more. Passengers are served gourmet farm-to-table dishes prepared using locally-sourced ingredients”  (via Ben Woelk, WNY Excursions).

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Beautiful fall days should be enjoyed whether it's in the city or outside of it. Go out and enjoy, there are only 2 Wine Trail events left this year...

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Niagara Wine Trail Train: Website Wine Trail Brochure (PDF) Medina Railroad Museum

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Wine, dine, and train ride outside the city

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Admittedly, one of the best things about living in a city like Rochester is that, not only is there so much to do in our own backyard, but we are surrounded by incredibly lush land and beautiful scenery - it's hard to ignore the creative offerings calling from just a short drive away. And who in their right mind would want to?! Life is about exploring our world, our place, our home and surroundings...and feeding our minds with the cultures and ideas presented by our neighbors who we share the earth with. Ok, enough with all that touchy-feely stuff. Let's get down to business.

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Autumn has begun, the leaves are already changing, and the weather - well, it's Rochester - it can be 80 degrees and sunny one moment, then 55 degrees and raining the next. Whatever the weather, take advantage of the fall colors by going on an exploration out of the city at the Niagara Wine Trail Winery Trains!

Hop aboard a train at the Medina Railroad Museum and take a 2-hour scenic ride through the vineyards, orchards, and countryside of Western New York.

"The Niagara Wine Trail Winery Trains offer a unique experience of the Western New York countryside, taking passengers through the fields used to harvest the ingredients for the food and wine they are enjoying on the train.

Each excursion showcases two Niagara Wine Trail wineries, offering a wide selection of tastings, from sweet to dry wines, red and whites, dessert wines, ciders, and more. Passengers are served gourmet farm-to-table dishes prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. A First Class option provides table seating in a vintage 1949 dining car, with live entertainment and one-on-one time with winery representatives."  (via Ben Woelk, WNY Excursions)

Niagara Wine Trail: Website Wine Trail Brochure (PDF) Medina Railroad Museum

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