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“Awesome trip!”

Saratoga and North Creek Railway
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in North Creek
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Indian Lake, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome trip!”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My friend (from Texas) and I decided to take the train from North Creek to Saratoga to do a little shopping and just have a "girls" day.
We had a great time! We ate both ways and the food was excellent and VERY reasonable. We were in the Dome car and everything was very clean, well kept and classy.
The Conductor and other attendants were more than cordial and friendly.
I plan on taking my mother and husband again in the fall.
Thank you for a great trip!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Ballston Lake, New York
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic day trip”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Rode the rails on 6-29-13. Great trip - just the right length for a family. Two + hours each way, a bit over three in town. Classy ride, great food, super staff.
The town has interesting shops and good food. Super chocolate!
We would never again take the side trip up Gore Mountain. Way over priced, nasty staff,

Visited June 2013
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6 Thank Glenn C
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Glens Falls, New York
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great treat and easy travel.”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Road the train from Hadley Friday night in the dark in the "first class car" where there was bar and food service. They loaded our bags and had our reserved tickets on a table awaiting our arrival. Staff was very friendly, service was excellent (we only had drinks but others riding north from Saratoga said the dinner food selections were excellent).Train ride was slow but we weren't in a rush. Arrived in North Creek on time. There were only 6 of us riding north Friday night. Returned Sunday, train left the station one hour late (again we weren't in a rush). A full first class car on the trip south. We had a phillycheese steak and drinks. Only complaint was the temperature in the car on the way home was chilly. After waiting on the platform for an hour it was a chilly ride home. We'll definitely ride the train north again to ski at GORE!

Visited October 2012
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Syracuse, NY
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“North Creek Railroad”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

I found this place from a blog and really wanted to see it on our travels this past week. The railroad is adorable. We drove by car but the train is accessible from Saratoga Springs to North Creek with lunch available in the dining car etc.They have a shuttle available to town or it is a short walk to shops, lodging and food. After talking to one of the employees I hear they are expanding services as far as what they will haul on this particular railroad which is good to hear. There was a small gift shop and a museum. The museum was not open when we were there so I can't comment on that. I suggest you check train schedule so you can be there when one arrives.

Visited October 2012
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6 Thank Celtic1948
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Delmar NY
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Foliage at peak, good food, comfortable ride”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Did a Monday run from Saratoga. Did not do the 3hr. layover since we were not sure of shuttle service to Main St. The view was truly impressive, breakfast was very good and coach was clean and comfortable. Were able to walk to dining Dome car to eat. Ride was smooth. We added dinner in Saratoga Springs and an hour at the Casino. Full, fun day!!!

Visited October 2012
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