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Adirondack Scenic Railway

20 Averyville Road, Lake Placid, NY 12866
518-891-3238
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Ranked #20 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
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Kemptville, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively expensive trip, but is something different for the kids to do. Please keep in mind that it is all run by volunteers and is meant to be a little bit of train experience for those who don't often get that experience. They have different themed days (like bandit day, where the train is presumably robbed-and Clown... More

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Riverhead, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really wanted to like this ride. My family took a ride on a similar railroad in Vermont and loved it. This ride, however, was almost all just forest and a few old houses. I think we might have passed a correctional institute at one point. There were one or two pretty areas, but the majority of the trip was... More

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Setauket, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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.

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Malone, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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... More

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Phoenix, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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.

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Lake Placid, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This trip is too expensive and takes way too long. Forty-five minutes one way and then only a fifteen minute layover. I'd rather drive between these two villages and enjoy what they both have to offer.

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Lake Placid, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The trip is nice but not that much better than just driving the 12 miles. It is fun for very young kids.

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Went by and it had a sign in the window closed to further notice due to vandalism. call before you go to make sure it's open. Saw the train that was sitting there and didn't look to nice to me.

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