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Adirondack Scenic Railway

20 Averyville Road, Lake Placid, NY 12866
518-891-3238
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Ranked #22 of 23 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Inspite of reading the reviews before going there, I thought why not check it out. I was disappointed. The reviews were true to their saying. This ride is not worth at all the money. There were no "Fall season leaves", worth looking at. The entire ride has got trees on both sides blocking the proper view of the actual leaves... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have taken several "Scenic Train" rides.This one falls pretty low on the list. First the good the train was clean, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The weather was incredible and the fall colors were beginning to pop we were looking forward to a great day. But there are very few vista views, with too many trees to close to... More

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is nothing exciting about taking a train ride to see some trees and houses. So there is nothing "scenic" about this scenic railroad. Looking for scenic vistas of the gorgeous Adirondacks? Drive to the top of Whiteface Mountain. There has been talk about ripping out the tracks and replacing it with a bike path (no charge to use!). That... More

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Sullivan County, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Absolutely beautiful scenery. Very inexpensive. Gives a nice chance to see both Saranac Lake area and Lake Placid area. Be sure to see the Robert Louis Stevenson Home while in Saranac Lake!

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I always enjoy train rides so I really looked forward to this 1 hour journey.I like to enjoy and experience the ride and the views but that was not the case. The rial line had hired a banjo band to play on the trip, which they did very well, but was not needed by me. That, when added to the... More

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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

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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