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“LP Scenic Railway”

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Ranked #24 of 54 things to do in Lake Placid
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The ride from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake was billed as 45 min to an hour. It was also advertised as it had clown painting for the young children. Neither of which occurred. When asked a conductor said the face painter hardly ever shows. When asked about the length/time of the ride a conductor said it was not his problem. Not close to being worth the price.

8  Thank Morgie2010
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This was my husband's first train ride, so it was cool for him especially. Very enjoyable ride & great volunteer staff.

Thank PaulaandJack
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Choose a good day so you can spend the trip in the open air car or get there early to find a seat with good windows. It isn't a luxury ride by any means but it's a great history lesson and just needs some more money to get it fixed up a bit better. We did the thendra to otter lake trip which had some nice scenery and just forced us all to relax for a couple of hours.

It appears as though maybe the "themed" rides are better or they will let you out with a kayak/canoe/bike in different places so could be a fun way to get somewhere new to start an adventure from

1  Thank tim b
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

My children and I went to the bandits train ride and it was awesome!! They hand out fake money for the kids to hand over to the robbers.. Their are some actors that interact with the kids and families.. You see the bad guys stroll up on horses and take over the train.. It was definitely a great time and we will go again!!

1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Pack your picnic lunch and get off at the end of the line and have your picnic, then when the next train comes thru you can ride back to your point of origin. All the seats are good ones. The staff in knowledgeable and polite. We had a blast on our trip.

1  Thank Chugboogle
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