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“esopus creek”(11 reviews)
“rhode island”(5 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
70 Lower High St, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5000
+1 877-833-8588
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All reviews beautiful scenery esopus creek rhode island all ages fun experience return trip rain or shine drove hours great activity staff was very friendly entire family no trouble a lot of fun just in case labor day weekend fun ride amazing experience
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very visitor-friendly experience provides great value as the operators have obviously put themselves in the customer's shoes and thought of everything. Classy portable washrooms, fire pit, bean bag toss, S'mores, water refills, souvenirs, and very good instructions all made me feel cared for. Be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eve-Lynn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to do something different for my man's birthday. I had read about Rail Explorers in the Visit Vortex magazine. It was a great experience! It was pretty cold out but we dressed for the occasion. We brought snacks and had adult beverages to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mdt65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on Oct. 26, 2018 with friends who were visiting from PA. What a fun day. Weather was cool, but sunny. Leaves were beautiful. Views nice. All in all a fun time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 29, 2018

It was so much fun and the views are wonderful. The staff was sooo friendly and answered all the question we had. Afterward we made Smores YUM. Making plans already to invite all our friends and come back in the spring. LOVED IT. Can't wail...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank poohbear711
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took a day trip with my parents and we all had a great time. The employees were very friendly and gave us all of the information we needed to have an enjoyable experience. The person in your cart who sits in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cris C
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We got in for a last minute ride and were very happy with the experience. The employees were AWESOME!!! They liked to have fun, were chill, and super helpful. They absolutely made the experience that much enjoyable. The area to hang out before the ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The Catskills are as beautiful as I remembered them to be. The Staff at Rail Explorers were friendly. The idea of this experience was engaging, but for the distance we drove to get there & the expense of the tickets, this was quite a disappointment....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison M
acatchpoole, Owner at Rail Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Alison, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your ride with Rail Explorers. I assure you that all Rail Explorers equipment is carefully safety checked prior to each tour and if anything is found that presents a safety concern...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We were excited for our first rail biking experience. We arrived to a well maintained "depot" for check-in. The property also had a nice fire pit, plenty of seating and clean restrooms. Once given our safety talk, we were off and riding. Mother Nature clearly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leslie D
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Our group of four loved, loved, loved this adventure. Definitely something different. The staff was fun and helpful. It was a good time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SPelliccio
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Had a great time with our 15,12 & 10 year old sons. Staff was so happy and friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Emily C
October 31, 2018|
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Response from marysS5285IT | Reviewed this property |
I am quite sure it was Monday-Friday 10AM to 4PM. It took 2 hours for each round trip so the last one went off at 4. I remember they shut down for the late fall winter, so try the 800# to get more info. I am looking forward... More
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted but there is not a lot of room for them, especially larger dogs. It would probably be a very tight fit. Not sure about doggy day care.
charny k
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Bryanne F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, our four year old went and even younger kids did as well. They have special harnesses they can add, your little one can just sit and enjoy the ride.