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Ditching the Car and Enjoying the View on a Trip to the Berkshires

Posted on July 28, 2022Written by Maria Cramer

A friend told them about the Berkshire Flyer, a new Amtrak train between New York City and Pittsfield.A friend told them about the Berkshire Flyer, a new Amtrak train between New York City and Pittsfield.

Written by Maria Cramer
for The New York Times
July 28, 2022
Photo Credit: Tara Donne

Evan Gottesman and his fiancée, Gabrielle Kleyner, were meeting friends in the Berkshires one weekend in early July. The couple, who live in Brooklyn, were trying to figure out how they would get to the rural region of western Massachusetts, which annually draws thousands of hikers, theater lovers and music aficionados with its mountains, lakes and myriad cultural centers.

A friend told them about the Berkshire Flyer, a new Amtrak train between New York City and Pittsfield. The couple quickly booked tickets and jumped on the 3:15 p.m. sold-out train from the Moynihan Train Hall in Manhattan on July 8.

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