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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

42 Depot St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1436
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The Governor is really Sticking it to Saranac Lake

A step back in time, allowing the riders to experience what it was like for the thousands who... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
hettlewine
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Palmyra, Maine
Ride the rails in a variety of ways!

Awesome North Country leisure activity! Great time for entire family! Help save the rails by... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Krista T
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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.
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14 Apr 2017
“The Governor is really Sticking it to Saranac Lake”
13 Nov 2016
“Ride the rails in a variety of ways!”
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42 Depot St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1436
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A step back in time, allowing the riders to experience what it was like for the thousands who arrived in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid by train. Wonderful old restored station. All dedicated volunteers on the train. Live music was a special treat. Unbelieveable that...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome North Country leisure activity! Great time for entire family! Help save the rails by emailing the NY governor. The rails provide jobs for locals as well as create wonderful memories for train enthusiasts!

1  Thank Krista T
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I "rode the rails on Saturday afternoon. Very enjoyable ride, pleasant chat with the conductor. It's a shame the State wants to shut them down.

2  Thank Srudad
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

2 of our party took the railroad from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid, its a scenic RR that is similar to so many others, railroad buffs enjoy it, I imagine families would enjoy some of the special trips also. Its a way for people to...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We took the scenic ride from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake and back again..There was live music on the train. The volunteers were helpful in pointing out beaver dams and lodges. We traveled in between two prisons and through ponds, rivers and wetlands. The singer...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

A great ride run by caring volunteers. You get to see parts of the region that I would not be able to see in any other way. A different and fun experience.

2  Thank pafrugle
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is a very nice, scenic train ride. We rode the train round-trip from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. At the Saranac Lake depot we were able to visit the nearby merry-go-round with its' hand-carved animals prior to our train ride. The ride itself was...More

2  Thank landma1976
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is really a fun trip to take through the beautiful Adirondacks. You go in areas that you don't normally drive and the scenery is spectacular.

2  Thank akerdoc
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nice relaxing ride. Food available on board. Special trips.Old restored train cars. Plan it right and you can also ride the Adirondack Carosol in Saranac Lake or tour Lake Placid. Hoping they will extend the trip to Tupper some day!More

2  Thank pinsnpines
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Adirondack Scen... M, Guest Relations Manager at Adirondack Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2015

Thank you for your review on our train ride! We are very happy that you found the ride relaxing. Our line is owned by New York State and with the continued support of our riders, we do hope to eventually have the full line restored....More

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

This railroad is a wonderful and fun way to learn about the Adirondack's history from local people. The scenery is beautiful and the "guides" are informative. A great idea for a family, or even just pals who love trains. My father and nephew would go...More

Thank Buffie B
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Adirondack Scen... M, Guest Relations Manager at Adirondack Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2015

Thank you for your review on our train ride! It is nice of you to acknowledge the exceptional volunteer base that we have. We think they are swell too, since they are the backbone of our organization! Please also don't forget to check out our...More

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