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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

321 Main St, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501-1229
+1 800-819-2291
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Great experience for the family!!! Have spent time of every summer in Old Forge and never miss a... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Christmas Train Nice, but Always Late

Everything on the annual Christmas train was nice enough, including the volunteers; but the train... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
New York City, New York
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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. For more information on on departures or for contact information please check out our website.
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321 Main St, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501-1229
+1 800-819-2291

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great experience for the family!!! Have spent time of every summer in Old Forge and never miss a ride.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Everything on the annual Christmas train was nice enough, including the volunteers; but the train was 45 minutes late departing and arriving both ways. Makes for a VERY long day. A bit disappointed in that.

1  Thank RarelyPostReviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nice ride for young kids that still love Santa. We booked coach tickets and contrary to earlier reviews, cookies and hot chocolate are provided in the first half of the ride. The conductors now punch your golden ticket. Santa personally visits each child and does...More

4  Thank VictoriaHine
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We rode on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in the middle of October for the Fall Foliage trip. We reserved our tickets ahead of time, so we just had to pick them up at the office. Note, the Amtrak ticket office is NOT where to pick...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Spent 80.00 for two adult tickets. Arrived 1/2 hr early, went to office to get tickets. Won't go into the office disaster, not my place of work, but man, clean a little. Boarded the train, walked through one car. Old outdated car with wait you...More

2  Thank michael s
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent friendly service. The trip up o the old forge was a chance to leaf peep in comfort. The beverages served on the train were reasonably priced and the volunteer staff did a great job. Well worth the reasonable cost

Thank Hillites
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was an excellent way to see the beauty of Fall in the Adirondack Region - without the risk of driving off the road while taking it in. If you're traveling with someone with mobility impairments, you should call ahead to make sure the stops...More

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked the Thendara Foliage day trip for myself and 3 friends back in August. We went yesterday 10/14..Unfortunately it was a rainy morning and the trip up to Thendara was not pleasant..apparently the rain and leaves on the tracks made it difficult for the...More

Thank LindaClyde_NY
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I bought 3 first class tickets for the Wine and Beer train. This was a gift for my mother's 70th birthday. The appetizers were wonderful and plentiful and the wine was reasonably priced. The staff was also wonderful. However there was a party of women...More

Thank LeahR2013
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Phenomenal trip! The staff was friendly and knowledgable, and by the end of the day's journey, the whole train became friends! The organization linked to getting us to Old Forge was seamless---I am committed to making the Adirondack Scenic Railroad---and the Adirondacks themselves---part of future...More

Thank Cassandra G
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Glen K
The hours and prices of tours leaving out of Utica Station. And days if the train rides
16 June 2016|
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Response from jomint | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would also say the best thing is to call. As I'm not sure of what specials they have. Some times they have groups making a special trip. Also I think they have a Web Site.
Are daily scenic trips made on the Adirondack train from Utica?
10 May 2016|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Their website would have the information you need but no, I don't think they have daily scenic trips. I think it depends on the time of the year. Some weeks there are many more trips than at other times.
Anita F
are there shops or souvenir stores nearby?
10 October 2015|
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Response from Adirondack Scen... M | Property representative |
Hello Anita, Yes, there are good amount of great shops to check out in Old Forge. If you take the train from Utica to Thendara with the layover, you have around four hours to explore Old Forge and its shops. We also have a... More