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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

2568 State Route 28, Thendara, NY 13472
+1 800-819-2291
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Beautiful fall train ride

A great train ride just before you get to Old Forge on a spectacular September day. Beautiful fall... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Vicki O
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North Syracuse, New York
Take the Otter Lake ride. Great reviews and about 70 minutes long.

After reviewing some of the longer rides with stops for sightseeing on TripAdvisor. The Otter Lake... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Troy H
,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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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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  • Terrible2%
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2568 State Route 28, Thendara, NY 13472
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A great train ride just before you get to Old Forge on a spectacular September day. Beautiful fall foliage, gorgeous ponds. You can either go to Otter Lake or Big Moose. A wonderful way to spend part of your day!

3  Thank Vicki O
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

After reviewing some of the longer rides with stops for sightseeing on TripAdvisor. The Otter Lake ride was about $16 bucks a person and had all good reviews so we took it. Good choice. The train had 4 different types of cars (see Photos) It...More

1  Thank Troy H
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Highly recommend this excursion, train ride was comfortable and scenery was awesome. When we arrived at Thendara station, my wife and I walked to Old Forge [about 1.5 miles] to get exercise and stretchout the legs. We took short bus ride to McCauley Mt. and...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Fall in Upstate NY is mostly a dazziling affair, and I always wanted to take this trip to Old Forge from Utica for as many years as I can remember. I saw an ad for it about a month ago-and told my wife lets do...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this trip, we saw a lot of foliage. Wear a jacket, the air is cold! Also pay with CASH, they charge you $2.50 add'l for each ticket for a credit card fee and don't tell you!

Thank Dotty O
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I had been waiting since July to take this scenic ride and even thought the foliage didn't burst and bloom in living color as anticipated this fall, it was still a beautiful ride and the colors we did experience were glorious! I loved every minute...More

Thank Ellesor826
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

With scenic in the name our expectations might have been too high. Took a dat trip from Utica NY to Old Forge NY in the Adirondack mountains of northern New York for the fall foliage. Reviewing websites and brochures we expected to ride an historic...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The train ride was relaxing and pretty. My toddlers loved it and exploring the train. We should have booked the ticket online early though, because they had no lunch tickets left. There wasn't anything to do in Big Moose except lunch either. We did get...More

Thank mmrange
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Was disappointed with the haunted train ride. Was expecting more from the train ride. During the train ride prerecorded narratives of ghostly encounters are piped into the cars, The volume was not very loud and sometimes difficult to follow a story (Due to noise on...More

Thank Maryann O
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Took a ride on the Scenic Railroad as part of a day tour with Wade Bus. Everyone, from; the conductor to the gift shop personnel, were most friendly and pleasant. The ride itself was okay, but nothing to brag about. In our car the 3...More

Thank KathyCliftonPark
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Samantha C
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Response from Adirondack Scen... M | Property representative |
Samantha, We have trains that run Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday is our Train Robbery Train, Thursday is our Clown Train, Friday is our Magic Train, and Saturday & Sunday are our Scenic Train. I recommend checking out... More
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