Trip to CP August 2003

Wednesday, November 13, 2002 12:49 PM
I'm planning a trip to CP next year via tain from Boston to Sandusky and was wondering how far the station was from the park. I've got a hotel in mind that is only a couple of miles from the park so I'm trying to gage the distance from the station to the hotel. Can anyone help me out?
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 1:05 PM
I don't know about the train station but I would reccomend staying at an On-Site location like Breakers Lighthouse Point and you can get into the park 30 minutes early for ERT. I am not sire if Lighthouse Point does it but I know Breakers does it.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 1:07 PM
Thanks for the advice. The onsite hotels seem rather expensive. I'm trying to keep the week's hotel expenses under $300.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 1:19 PM

I took the train from Chicago and then on to Cleveland this past summer. The station is actually pretty far from the park. It will cost you about $15 by cab to get to a hotel near it.

Interestingly enough, when I got off the train there were no cabs. (Not surprising since I was the only one getting off) You can go into this office next to the waiting room in the station and they'll call you a "ride share" which is cheaper than a cab. Set the price before you depart though, as when I took the ride share the price changed half way through my trip. I called her on the mistake and was given the first quoted price.

Once you're at the hotel, they're bound to have a shuttle. Don't take a cab to the park as the cabbie informed me that sometimes he sits in traffic on the causeway (sp?) and a $10 ride becomes $40.

However, I've only been that one time and you may want to hear from someone with a better knowledge of the area.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:01 AM
I would first make sure the hotel you are staying at offers a shuttle to CP. The cost of taking a cab to and from the park could get expensive.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:11 AM
Actually, the Amtrak Station is at OH4 and N Depot St in Sandusky, which (according to Microsoft Streets and Trips) is only 4.1 miles away. If you want, I can send you an email with the screen shots of this. I am not sure of the transportaion options though. The prior responses were probably correct, but with the station within a mile or two of OH250, it doesn't seem like it would be two hard to get around (but I may be wrong). Since I live 35 min away, I never had to think too much about it.
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:45 AM
Like Brian said, the train station in Sandusky isn't far from all the action, but transportation options in town are limited. These guys advertise a $5 ride anywhere in town. Might be an option.

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*** This post was edited by Gemini on 11/14/2002. ***

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 11:53 AM
Thanks for the great advice. Accommodations are complete. Now I need some adive for weeklong visit to the park on my own. Am I gonna have fun? Let me know how I should tackle this park.
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 12:03 PM
Yes, you are going to have fun-in August-of 2003-a really long time from now.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 12:05 PM

You're spending a whole week at the same park?

That may be overkill.

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