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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

321 Main St, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501-1229
+1 800-819-2291
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Relaxing, Scenic Day Trip

This was an excellent way to see the beauty of Fall in the Adirondack Region - without the risk of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Alicia S
Kind of disappointed

I booked the Thendara Foliage day trip for myself and 3 friends back in August. We went yesterday... read more

Reviewed 14 October 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 on departures or for contact information please check out our website.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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321 Main St, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501-1229
+1 800-819-2291

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was an excellent way to see the beauty of Fall in the Adirondack Region - without the risk of driving off the road while taking it in. If you're traveling with someone with mobility impairments, you should call ahead to make sure the stops...More

1  Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked the Thendara Foliage day trip for myself and 3 friends back in August. We went yesterday 10/14..Unfortunately it was a rainy morning and the trip up to Thendara was not pleasant..apparently the rain and leaves on the tracks made it difficult for the...More

Thank LindaClyde_NY
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I bought 3 first class tickets for the Wine and Beer train. This was a gift for my mother's 70th birthday. The appetizers were wonderful and plentiful and the wine was reasonably priced. The staff was also wonderful. However there was a party of women...More

Thank LeahR2013
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Phenomenal trip! The staff was friendly and knowledgable, and by the end of the day's journey, the whole train became friends! The organization linked to getting us to Old Forge was seamless---I am committed to making the Adirondack Scenic Railroad---and the Adirondacks themselves---part of future...More

Thank Cassandra G
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The railroad trip was a fantastic fall trip we took with a group of friends. The fall foliage made the trip even more beautiful. Just the experience of riding a train through the mountains was great. We were able to walk out on to an...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have attended several activities through Adirondack Scenic Railroad. They ranges from Polar Express and Thomas the Train events to the Wine and Beer trains. Either way, fun was had by all. The volunteers do a great job running every event, family oriented or wine...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on our scenic round trip train ride from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid! The Saranac train depot is much nicer than the Lake Placid one for 2 reasons... The location and the size. I recommend the open car for seating...More

3  Thank kristat361
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Really good time. Food was just appetizers but satisfying. Wine was reasonably priced. Live music great wait staff and to think they all were volunteers.

Thank Deejc8820
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Read about this scenic railroad in a rail fan magazine. Coaches have dutch doors (top half open and bottom half closed) offering lots of photo opportunities which the conductor advised. At Thendara, I took the shuttle bus into town for the enjoyable Old Forge Lake...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were visiting our adult son in the area and looking for something for us three adults to do. I booked tickets on the railroad to Old Forge with the added lake cruise. We had a great day with perfect weather. The train was surprisingly...More

1  Thank Anne C
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Glen K
15 June 2016|
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Response from jomint | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would also say the best thing is to call. As I'm not sure of what specials they have. Some times they have groups making a special trip. Also I think they have a Web Site.
9 May 2016|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Their website would have the information you need but no, I don't think they have daily scenic trips. I think it depends on the time of the year. Some weeks there are many more trips than at other times.
Anita F
9 October 2015|
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Response from Adirondack Scen... M | Property representative |
Hello Anita, Yes, there are good amount of great shops to check out in Old Forge. If you take the train from Utica to Thendara with the layover, you have around four hours to explore Old Forge and its shops. We also have a... More