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Adirondack Scenic Railroad
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  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
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Apr 14, 2017
“The Governor is really Sticking it to Saranac Lake”
Nov 13, 2016
“Ride the rails in a variety of ways!”
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...more
42 Depot St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1436
+1 800-819-2291
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

A step back in time, allowing the riders to experience what it was like for the thousands who arrived in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid by train. Wonderful old restored station. All dedicated volunteers on the train. Live music was a special treat. Unbelieveable that...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank hettlewine
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome North Country leisure activity! Great time for entire family! Help save the rails by emailing the NY governor. The rails provide jobs for locals as well as create wonderful memories for train enthusiasts!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Krista T
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I "rode the rails on Saturday afternoon. Very enjoyable ride, pleasant chat with the conductor. It's a shame the State wants to shut them down.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Srudad
Reviewed August 20, 2016

2 of our party took the railroad from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid, its a scenic RR that is similar to so many others, railroad buffs enjoy it, I imagine families would enjoy some of the special trips also. Its a way for people to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We took the scenic ride from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake and back again..There was live music on the train. The volunteers were helpful in pointing out beaver dams and lodges. We traveled in between two prisons and through ponds, rivers and wetlands. The singer...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank kippo_the_hippo
Reviewed July 1, 2016

A great ride run by caring volunteers. You get to see parts of the region that I would not be able to see in any other way. A different and fun experience.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank pafrugle
Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a very nice, scenic train ride. We rode the train round-trip from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. At the Saranac Lake depot we were able to visit the nearby merry-go-round with its' hand-carved animals prior to our train ride. The ride itself was...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank landma1976
Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is really a fun trip to take through the beautiful Adirondacks. You go in areas that you don't normally drive and the scenery is spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank akerdoc
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice relaxing ride. Food available on board. Special trips.Old restored train cars. Plan it right and you can also ride the Adirondack Carosol in Saranac Lake or tour Lake Placid. Hoping they will extend the trip to Tupper some day!More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank pinsnpines
Adirondack Scen... M, Guest Relations Manager at Adirondack Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2015

Thank you for your review on our train ride! We are very happy that you found the ride relaxing. Our line is owned by New York State and with the continued support of our riders, we do hope to eventually have the full line restored....More

Reviewed August 6, 2013

This railroad is a wonderful and fun way to learn about the Adirondack's history from local people. The scenery is beautiful and the "guides" are informative. A great idea for a family, or even just pals who love trains. My father and nephew would go...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Buffie B
Adirondack Scen... M, Guest Relations Manager at Adirondack Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2015

Thank you for your review on our train ride! It is nice of you to acknowledge the exceptional volunteer base that we have. We think they are swell too, since they are the backbone of our organization! Please also don't forget to check out our...More

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September 6, 2017|
Response from pmoeser |
The rail road is closed for now and possibly permanently.
Dana Y
October 10, 2016|
Response from pmoeser |
It is closed for now.