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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

#2 of 2 Tours in Utica
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Address: 321 Main St, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501-1229
Phone Number: +1 800-819-2291

All aboard for the Adirondacks, travel through remote forests, past...

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 the many animals and birds along the routes. Our train adventures offer many different scenic excursions departing from Utica's Union Station, Thendara Station near Old Forge, Saranac Lake Union Depot and Lake Placid Station.

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Wine and Ride

Really good time. Food was just appetizers but satisfying. Wine was reasonably priced. Live music great wait staff and to think they all were volunteers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good time. Food was just appetizers but satisfying. Wine was reasonably priced. Live music great wait staff and to think they all were volunteers.

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New Rochelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about this scenic railroad in a rail fan magazine. Coaches have dutch doors (top half open and bottom half closed) offering lots of photo opportunities which the conductor advised. At Thendara, I took the shuttle bus into town for the enjoyable Old Forge Lake cruise (which has a separate report.) Utica's Union Station was built 100+ years ago by... More 

1 Thank Michael D
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting our adult son in the area and looking for something for us three adults to do. I booked tickets on the railroad to Old Forge with the added lake cruise. We had a great day with perfect weather. The train was surprisingly nice; we've ridden on many other scenic railroads and I think this has the nicest... More 

1 Thank Anne C
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When he was in his teens, my 95 year old father used to ride this train to go skiing in Old Forge. In recent years, it has been restored and is available for pleasure trips to Thendara/Old Forge and Big Moose Lake for lunch, We just returned from hosting 25 friends and relatives to the Lake for lunch. EVERYONE enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Sharon F
LaFayette NY
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we got the train at the Utica train station- which is an extremely old building and lovely to walk around while waiting for the train to arrive. The ride was most enjoyable glancing out the window at small towns as we past by as people waved to us from the country side. You can bring your own snacks or buy... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do tourist trains on our vacations, so we know the drill and the expectations for these types of trains. We were very pleased with our Adirondack Scenic experience. If you have never ridden a train, this is a good place to start. If you are a seasoned train rider, get on board before the trail people make this train... More 

1 Thank Andrew T
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

From the moment that we stepped into the Union Station, I realized that this was going to be an amazing adventure: 9:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m... a wonderful vacation day in NYS. The ride was beautiful. We left drought stricken central NY, and saw rain in Adirondack Park. The ride was comfortable and so scenic. We had 3 hours in... More 

3 Thank SenoraSofia
Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is the third time I have been on this railway in two years. I have started at different points and have gone in three seasons. It is such a beautiful experience to ride through the mountains and see the waterways....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Besides it's beautiful architecture and wooden benches, this is a number 1 (one) location for photo shoots for weddings, graduations and more! I've watched a special on TV about railroad stations and they said that this was the most expensive station to build to this date! Knowing that, I feel that I don't have a reason to say anything else... More 

1 Thank Gromx83
Deerfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It is wonderful to have it here. I just hope they can keep it going. All volunteers. All kinds of trips. For kids & adults. Polar express, train robbery show them the wonder of a train right here in Utica. Adults wine train with stop at restaurant, can rent train for activites . Fall is big when the colors are... More 

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