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Saratoga and North Creek Railway


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  • Average7%
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The Saratoga & North Creek Railway offers passenger service between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, NY. With sightseeing excursions, special events and on-board dining, there is always something unique happening. In the summer, the passenger...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
26 Station Ln, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6067
+1 877-726-7245
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2014

First you need to know I love train rides. We took this one in April prior to the tree getting their leaves. It was a pretty ride. The small town of North Creek was fun. Very very small town with no cell service. I would...More

13  Thank deborahk429
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I will start off by saying I read many of the past reviews and it is obvious that no one in management is listening to the suggestions/complaints of it's customers. So I have to assume their is enough suckers around to take this trip once...More

12  Thank LEWDS49
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All reviews dome car train ride highly recommend this trip great ride another reviewer polar claus equipment reindeer seating adirondacks
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The railroad ceased operations April 7, 2018, parent company removed all equipment by June 2018, looked like it would have been fun

2  Thank Farrenjw
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been a big fan of the Saratoga and North Creek since it’s inception. We had previously ridden the Polar Express over the last several years and experienced multiple levels of classes from coach to first class. This year we were disappointed to find...More

2  Thank topher2076
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Horrible! We had a family tradition to go on the Polar Express in Saratoga, NY. When we booked the train ride back in October it was still the Polar Express but when we received our confirmation email we were told that it’s a new train...More

2  Thank Excursion744703
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I went for a train ride with my wife. You go through some really beautiful scenic areas. They also have food on the train, available for purchase. The train ride itself is very comfortable. Bring a camera when you go! The fall is a great...More

2  Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Took the ride from saratoga to North creek and back. Worth the extra money for the first class service section. Great view with comfortable seats. Drinks and beverges for sale and surprisingly reasonably priced . The ride is comfortable and relaxing. My only complaint is...More

4  Thank wiggum072
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We took our Grandson on this trip from Hadley, NY to North Creek and return. This portion goes right along the Hudson River. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the ride in the dome car. Staff members were all knowledgeable and friendly. There is even a...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had driven from Minnesota to New York for a college graduation. Thought we'd take a scenic train ride before heading home. Got tickets a month in advance, but three days before we got an email canceling the trip due to a lack of riders and...More

5  Thank Terry D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We took the Polar Express train in December with my baby and our friends. We were exactly on time and were not let on the train, since we had to check in, even though we pre-bought tickets. We were able to go on the next...More

4  Thank Faina21u
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were on the December 17, 2016 train at 7:30 p.m. We had first class tickets. We drove 4 hours for this experience. We traveled as 3 families with 6 adults and 8 children. Upon arriving to town, one adult went to pick up our...More

4  Thank CFCN
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a terrific and awesome time we had! My husband, grandkids and myself relived the story of the Polar Express.... the dancers were awesome and friendly, the conductor punched the kids initials, the hobo very friendly, Santa was absolutely wonderful and I can go on...More

2  Thank mcamejo728
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4 July 2016|
Response from Tina D | Reviewed this property |
They offer trip to Garnet Mine tour, gondola ride to top of Gore Mt,, 2 Museums, hiking, shops and restaurantss
4 July 2016|
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Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed riding on The Polar Express, shopping in town stayed at The Downtowner Motel and ate across the street at The Circus Bar & Grill. Definitely going back again!!
2 June 2016|
Response from skordzek | Reviewed this property |
We have only been on the Polar Express at Christmas season and tickets for that ride are sold out well in advance of the Thanksgiving-Christmas season