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“Pretty scenic ride”

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Ranked #22 of 51 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.
Setauket, New York
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pretty scenic ride”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This train ride is scenic and moves at a relatively slow pace. It stops at the destination for a few minutes and you can get off before it heads back. The younger children liked it while the older ones got a little wrestless.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Kathy T
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English first
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“On an overcast day something fun to do”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

An old fashioned ride to Saranac Lake and back. There is no narration along the ride and unfortunately the bandits did not show up. The kids on board seemed to have a good time anyway.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Phyllis M
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Malone, New York
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“BORING!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The ride took forever and the whole bandit charade was more annoying than anything. So not worth what we paid.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank cnx4789
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Brunswick, New York
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amuzing at best”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This themed entertainment train ride to Saranac Lake was a half an hour late both leaving and returning. There was no communication at all concerning the length of the ride, whether it was a themed ride, when to re-board at Saranac Lake, etc. It also wasn't the cleanest train. The actors were very good, but the story seemed very loose and poorly executed. While it might've been scenic, it definitely was not picturesque; but it was relaxing enough, as the train never exceeded 25 mph. By the time we'd returned to the Lake Placid station, the museum was closed...glad I hadn't purchased a ticket for that.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank E H
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Phoenix, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“good ride”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Enjoyed the scenery and commentary given by the staff as we rode through the mountains. This is a family type outing, so be prepared. There were a lot of families. But the staff make it clear the children have to behave. It was very romantic ride.

Visited February 2013
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5 Thank Beatrice D
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