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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

20 Averyville Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3001
+1 800-819-2291
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The train staff were wonderful. I recommend the open section of the train... you need the fresh... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Lisa N
Time Traveling!

Loved the whole idea of a trip on a vintage train ride. Our train was from the 1950's and you could... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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All aboard for the Adirondacks, travel through remote forests, past sparkling rivers, over bridges, tranquil ponds and streams, into the magnificent beauty of the six million acre Adirondack Park. Become a witness of nature's beauty and look out for the many animals and birds along the routes. Our train adventures offer many different scenic excursions departing from Utica's Union Station, Thendara Station near Old Forge, Saranac Lake Union Depot and Lake Placid Station. For more information on departures or for contact information please check out our website.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
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20 Averyville Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3001
+1 800-819-2291
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

The train staff were wonderful. I recommend the open section of the train... you need the fresh air as the aging train has a bit of a smell. The entire train could use a good cleaning in my opinion. The price was steep for the...More

1  Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Loved the whole idea of a trip on a vintage train ride. Our train was from the 1950's and you could imagine all the travelers heading to the slopes! Museum was interesting and the conductors and staff were informative and super friendly. You can feel...More

4  Thank CongoDancer
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Have taken this trip , along with the boat ride on the lakes , about 4 times , just love it and would love to go during fall folliage.... There is a lot of trees after all but also beautiful scenery along the way. Plus...More

Thank nurseeo
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The train ride itself is nice, but there is not much to see from the train. We were expecting mountain views, but mainly all you see are trees along the tracks. We felt like we wasted time we could have spent driving around to sight-see....More

3  Thank Gail F
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Not much to see on train. Nothing at the destination on the other end-Saranac. Driving around the area is much better.

4  Thank Marge W
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Better off taking a scenic drive. The train cars up front were near impossible to see out of. The open car was nice. 45 mins each way and only a 30 min stop at the town.

1  Thank Melissa10210
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Ok. I'll start by saying the vintage diesel train and passenger cars were/are a great snapshot of days gone by. The open air car was excellent for our fall foliage ride. The conductor had great history and local stories to tell regarding this once busy...More

4  Thank Durango_Traveller
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Take this trip. Your legs will be strengthened, and you will forever have scenic views in your memory that will provide joy and comfort for the rest of your life. There is no experience quite like this one. A true, singular gem.

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We took the trip from Utica to Thendara and return, which has an approximately 30 minute layover to reverse the locomotives in the fall and the foliage was amazing. We passed through small towns, fields and woods, and the most beautiful streams, ponds and lakes....More

1  Thank bielbay
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Inspite of reading the reviews before going there, I thought why not check it out. I was disappointed. The reviews were true to their saying. This ride is not worth at all the money. There were no "Fall season leaves", worth looking at. The entire...More

7  Thank Ajit D
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6 October 2016|
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Response from BARBARA H | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around an hour ride from Lake Placid to Saranac and we had maybe hour to hour 1/2 in Saranac for lunch and shopping.