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Getting There & Away

From NYC, Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) runs to Ticonderoga (from $89, five hours) and Westport ($89, six hours), on Lake Champlain.

Lake Champlain Ferries has car and passenger ferries across the lake from Vermont to New York at three points: Grand Isle to Plattsburgh (15 minutes, year-round); Burlington to Port Kent (1¼ hours, June to September only); and Charlotte to Essex (30 minutes, year-round).