River & Rail

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Tickner’s Moose River Paddling Trails.

Purchase train tickets day of train ride.


What better way to explore the Adirondacks than paddling the Moose River?

Paddle the Middle Branch of the Moose River from Tickner’s dock in Old Forge to our private whistle stop along the historic Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Yes, you and your boat travel back to town via this vintage train. The Moose River drifts slowly downstream towards Lock & Dam, an old wooden spillway, then twists and turns through the Black River Wild Forest. Views of Flatrock and Little Round Top Mountains blend with lowland cedar marshes. Approximately six miles downstream, paddlers pull out at Tickner’s landing, where boats and people are boarded and return on a scheduled train. Transportation is provided back to Tickner’s shop from the train station. Two short 25-yard portages are necessary with one optional carry around a set of riffles.

Reservations are required as there is limited space available. During the summer season, River & Rail is offered Thursdays through Sundays with two train times available. Tickner’s wants you on the water by 9:30 a.m. for the 1:30 p.m. train pick-up or on the water by 12:00 p.m. for the 4:00 p.m. train pick-up. You are welcome to start earlier to allow yourselves even more time to explore along the way. Upon your return to the Thendara Train Station, Tickner’s staff will meet you there and bring you and the boats back to their shop where your journey began.

Reservations are required as there is limited space available.

Call Tickner’s for reservations at:
(315)-369- 6286

While you’re on the train, visit our café car and try the light and hearty fare as you ride the rails on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad!

Thendara Station

Departure Location:
Thendara Station
2568 State Route 28
Thendara, NY 13472

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