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“Thendara to Otter Lake”

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Thendara
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was a lot of fun! The old train car was neat to ride in and we went past some really gorgeous views of the Moose River. The conductor was very helpful and knowledgeable, and obviously loves his job. Be sure to bring a camera and walk back to the baggage car - you get the wind in your face, some great pictures and a better sense of what it's like to ride the rails! At $12 this Saturday discount ride was a bargain.

1  Thank kanadana
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went on a rail/boat cruise from Thendara to Big Moose. This is a new route just opened 6 weeks ago. The track was in good condition, the cars were clean. We picked up a couple of bikers in Thendara who were going up to Carter and biking back. The conductor was informative and pleasant. We were permitted to stand in the boxcar with the open air windows, made for great picture taking as well. Some people at the brunch were at the end of the line and there food wasn't warm ( a sterno could solve that problem.) I am hoping that the route up to Lake Placid will be finished soon. This is a great asset to the Adirondack Park System.

2  Thank mhz0214
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had not been on a train for many years and went on the ride with friends. We were all thrilled with the experience of a train ride through the mountainous areas of New York. While not a lengthy trip, it was enough to make us want to try for a longer trip in the future.

2  Thank Ed P
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Inexpensive, family fun! The ride is amazing! The views are priceless! The staff on the train was very knowledgeable and friendly! Can't wait to go back and hit it up again!

Thank cateylnn
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

...we're people from the country side...we like country road. ...we avoid big cities. We crossed the borders at Ogdensburg, we followed the road suggested by Google( 37, 58, 12). We passed by Menonite's villages. Really interesting! Not boaring at all!

1  Thank Pierrette D
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