Departure Dates:

Summer Schedule:

Thursdays & Saturdays
July 12th - August 30th

August 3th - 31st

Fall Schedule:

Thursdays & Saturdays
September 13th - October 18th

Departure Times:


Ticket Prices:

$35.50/seniors (62+)
$27.50/youth (2-12)

Want to Stay 'N Play?

Ride the train up from Utica

Get 1/2 off at Enchanted Forest Water Safari with your same day U-TH train ticket stub

Stay over at either:

Water's Edge Hotel
Old Forge Camping Resort

Then catch the train back to Utica!

Subject to availability. Please call.

Travel through forests, over rivers and streams, seeing all the hidden beauties of the Adirondacks. Spend a full afternoon in Old Forge enjoying the outdoors and visiting local shops and restaurants, and then let us take you home. A fun-filled outing for people of all ages! Check out our Utica Rail & Cruise package to include a cruise during your layover!

This trip is handicapped accessible; however, our shuttle bus from Thendara Station to downtown Old Forge is not.

Departing from Holland Patent, Remsen, or Forestport? Call toll-free for reservations 1-800-819-2291.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad passengers receive 1/2 off tickets at Enchanted Forest Water Safari when they show their their same day U-TH train ticket at the gate.

Trip Itinerary:

Depart Utica: 9:30am
Arrive in Thendara: 11:45am
Depart Thendara: 4:45pm
Arrive in Utica: 7:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: Where is Thendara?
  • A: Thendara, NY is a small town located a mile south of Old Forge, NY. Thendara Station is 52 miles north of Utica, NY and serves the Old Forge area. It was built in the early 1890's to serve the Mohawk and Malone Railroad.

  • Q: What is there to do in Old Forge?
  • A: We recommend a visit to the Old Forge tourism website, for local attractions. There is plenty to see and do!

  • Q: Can we ride the train up one day, spend the night, and then come back on the train at a later date?
  • A: Absolutely! We suggest a stay over at either the Water's Edge Hotel or at the Old Forge Camping Resort. However, the return trip must be made the same week as your departure from Utica. Please contact the ticket office with any additional questions: (315) 724-0700 Opt. 1

  • Q: How do we get to Old Forge?
  • A: The Adirondack Scenic Railroad provides a shuttle bus service that will drop passengers off in downtown Old Forge and local attractions. The shuttle bus service is available for the duration of your layover.

  • Q: Will the train be hot/cold?
  • A: The train is climate controlled, so you should be comfortable. In the summer, there will be an open-air car on the end of the train so you can feel the breeze if the weather is nice!

  • Q: Can we bring our own alcohol?
  • A: New York State law prohibits bringing any carry on alcoholic beverages on board the train. We reserve the right to check any bags befor the train to ensure that no outside alcohol is brought on the train.

  • Q: I smoke, is there a dedicated place for me to have a cigarette?
  • A: Smokeing is prohibited in every car and vestibule on the train. However, smoking is allowed outside on the platform before you depart. Please remember to deposit your cigarette butts responsibly.

  • Q: Is there food on the train?
  • A: Our train is equipped with a café car and concessions are available for purchase. Passengers are welcome to bring a small cooler with food and beverages for the day but are not permitted to bring alcohol on the train. Beer and wine are available for purchase in the café car.

  • Q: Can we switch days?
  • A: Reservations may only be switched to a different day, subject to availability. Please be advised that many of our trips do sell out.