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Rail Explorers

Phoenicia, NY, USA
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About Rail Explorers
Rail Explorers: Catskills Division. Ride 'The River Run' and experience the magic of the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad as you travel alongside the Esopus Creek through the beautiful woods of the Catskill Mountains. Bring a snack and a drink to enjoy at our creekside turnaround. This is an 8 mile round trip. Please allow 2 hours.
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All reviews beautiful scenery fun experience rhode island all ages a lot of fun return trip rain or shine esopus creek easy ride staff was very friendly and helpful great activity own pace entire family weather was perfect super fun amazing experience stop traffic
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with her parents rode opening weekend with Rail Explorers to celebrate my wife's college graduation. The staff was warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable! The views along the Esopus are gorgeous. It wasn't a difficult trip, and the pedal assist on the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Rail Explorers are done for the season, but I would definitely put it on your list for next year. The times book up quickly so don’t hesitate. You can’t beat the scenery. It is simply beautiful along the route. A great time for couples...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank RaineWestDeptford
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were one of the groups for the last run of the season. I didn't know what to expect. It is an 8 mile journey, 4 miles out and 4 back. What an amazing experience, we didn't think we could do it....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank cmwoodring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did rail trail late afternoon evening. Was nice minimal pedaling one way, but harder the way back. Well maintained machines and friendly staff. Free cider and marsh-mellows/fire pit. Machines had lanterns. Pictures taken. Good time. Now closed for winter.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank neilbd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was super friendly. There was a big rainstorm the day before our experience. We arrived on time but was told that there was a chance that our trip could be canceled due to their being trees fallen on the tracks and other hazards....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ngk203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time! The staff is super friendly and accommodating from hot apple cider and doughnuts to helping others during their rides as well. I would highly recommend this day trip for all ages, from kids to elders. We went after the leaves...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Denise M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have rode with Rail Explorers twice now at this location. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the views are beautiful. It's an easy ride out and back (as long as you keep pedaling to engage the motor on the way back). If...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jenej_119
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast ! The crew were all very friendly, energetic and social. If up that way again, we’ll ho again for sure !

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BeckyLarry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast! The guides were very informative and attentive. Very well run. Highly recommend!! We will be going back next season!! Book ahead!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Passenger159164
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time. Staff was wonderful. We were late in arriving, but the helpful staff got us on the way in no time. We absolutely recommend this place.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Julie O | Reviewed this property |
They still operate during the rain. They provide an umbrella for you. I believe if there is lightening or thunderstorms, they won't operate. Not sure if you will get a refund or not. I think it's best to just call them and... More
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September 29, 2019|
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Yes, you can do that just by asking over the phone, or on the website there is a link "Show more seating options options for this tour" when you are making the booking. This will show you other combinations of bikes that are... More
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Response from Anathemouse | Reviewed this property |
I'm also 5 ft tall and it was fine. As for the seats, I don't remember them being uncomfortable, but I suppose if you are sensitive, a stadium seat wouldn't be a problem. Enjoy! :)
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