HAUPPAUGE, NY – For the second time in three years, a beach in Long Island has taken the number one spot on the annual Top Ten Beaches list by noted coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach), a professor at Florida International University. Main Beach in East Hampton was named “Best Beach”2013 on the annual Top Ten list, which includes some of the best U.S. beaches in Florida, Hawaii, the Carolinas and Massachusetts. Coopers Beach in Southampton was named Top Beach in 2010. A lovely example of Long Island’s 100-plus miles of pristine ocean beach coastline, Main Beach was cited for its sparkling surf, idyllic setting, white sand, water temperature, and cleanliness on a list of 50 criteria. The honor is especially noteworthy considering the challenges the beaches in Long Island overcame in preparation for summer following a severe storm season that took [...]

All Aboard for a Visit to the Medina Railroad Museum

Located in the old New York Central freight depot in Medina, NY, the Medina Railroad Museum is the largest railroad and toy train museum in NY State. The depot was built in 1905-06 and is the largest wood-frame freight house ever built by the NY Central Railroad Company.

The museum features the world’s largest collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia known to exist under one roof. See the longest HO-Scale model train layout and diorama all on one floor, an immense 204 ft. by 14 ft.

Enjoy our several family-friendly special events throughout the year. In May our Day Out with Thomas and in the Fall our Winery Trains, our Fall Foliage Trains and the magic of the Polar Express. Kids of all ages love the experience of this museum all year round.

Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue, PO Box 136
Medina, [...]

Discover New York’s Amish Trail and Amish Craftsmanship

Well-known for their work ethic, Amish artisans are also famous for their products’ exceptional quality and craftsmanship. As you travel along the Amish Trail, you can expect to find colorful handmade quilts and rugs, detailed indoor and outdoor furniture, fun wooden toys, leather harnesses, as well as fresh baked goods, candies, jams and cheese. However, leave your debit and credit cards at home – they only accept cash. Shops are closed on Sundays, some Wednesdays, certain holidays, for barn raisings, weddings and funerals.

Please remember to respect their privacy and personal property, and don’t photograph them, as it is against their beliefs. As you tour the enchanted countryside, drive cautiously and watch for black, slow-moving, horse-drawn buggies.

New York’s Amish Trail
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How to Getaway and Play in Columbia County, New York

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway or vacation destination, Columbia County, NY is an ideal place to visit. Nestled between the banks of the Hudson River and the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the county offers breathtaking vistas and unsurpassed rural beauty. Pick a country road and see where it takes you. You are sure to pass country stores and farm markets brimming with local produce and baked goods. Stop and pick your own apples, berries, peaches and have a taste of what “fresh picked” truly means. Or follow the Berkshire Hudson Beverage Trail and sample local vintners and brew masters’ finest wines and spirits.

Easily accessible by car or Amtrak train, Columbia County is packed with events, attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there are over 25 miles of trails for hiking and bird watching or acres [...]

All Aboard! Visit Medina Railroad Museum in NY State

Located in the old New York Central freight depot in Medina, NY, the Medina Railroad Museum is the largest railroad and toy train museum in NY State. The depot was built in 1905-06 and is the largest wood-frame freight house ever built by the NY Central Railroad Company.

The museum features the world’s largest collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia known to exist under one roof. See the longest HO-Scale model train layout and diorama all on one floor, an immense 204 ft. by 34 ft.

Enjoy our several family-friendly special events throughout the year. In May our Day Out with Thomas and in the Fall our Winery Trains, our Fall Foliage Trains and the magic of the Polar Express. Kids of all ages love the experience of this museum all year round.

Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue, PO Box 136
Medina, NY [...]

Whether you’re visiting New York City for the first time and need some travel tips or you just moved to the city that never sleeps, if you love a good night out, you’ll want to hit up these five fun dance clubs this weekend.
If this is your first trip to New York City, whether it is for business or a family vacation, you must make sure to reserve at least one full day for sightseeing. There’s plenty to do in the city that never sleeps, so deciding which attractions to see can be tough. Luckily, Guest Quest has some New York City travel tips that will help you decide.
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