Utica: Embrace the wonders of nature and the change of the season when you ride one of our Fall Foliage Trains. These popular excursions depart our Utica, Thendara, and Lake Placid stations mid-September through mid-October. You will experience exceptional opportunities to view some of the most breathtaking autumn displays of color found in the Adirondacks. Enjoy this railway experience riding in one of our coaches or an open air car where photos can be easily taken. The brilliant foliage, rivers and streams along with a glimpse of wildlife will make this adventure a picturesque memory for all ages.
Trains depart from all of our stations throughout the day, Wednesdays through Sundays. Departing from Utica’s historic Union Station, you will travel in comfortable, climate-controlled coaches. And when you arrive in Thendara you can take the shuttle into Old Forge to enjoy a cruise on the Fulton Chain of Lakes with our Utica Rail & Cruise package. Our round trips from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake offer the choice of a 1 3/4 hour layover or 4 1/2 hour layover, giving you plenty of time to enjoy downtown Saranac Lake. Prior to departure we will provide a map with information on different stores, attractions, and eateries in downtown Saranac Lake.
Our round trips from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid offer the same relaxing journey with a 45 minute layover to enjoy the museum in the Lake Placid Station, full of information about the station and the Olympic events held in Lake Placid. Trips are handicapped accessible. Go to www.adirondackrr.com for complete schedules from each location and to purchase tickets.
The Adirondack Preservation Society operates the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, offering an authentic and unique experience with a ride on a heritage railroad through the six million acre Adirondack Park. This rail line has the ability to safely and predictably transport any individual without exception into the wilderness of upstate New York, affording every passenger the opportunity to view and enjoy Forever Wild spaces that are otherwise unreachable. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.adirondackrr.com or by calling 1-800-819-2291.