Travel one way from Thendara to Utica through forests, over rivers and streams, spend a full afternoon in Old Forge enjoying the outdoors and visiting local shops and restaurants.
A Quick and Beautiful Excursion
This 1-1/2 hour nature excursion, departing our Thendara Station, is guaranteed to reawaken all of your senses. Relax and soak up the colorful sights while gently rolling over the Moose River to Otter Lake aboard vintage train coaches.
From the comfort of the train, you’ll revel in stunning views of the beautiful scenery reflecting on the river water outside your window.
Please be advised this trip is wheelchair accessible for standard size chairs. The maximum door opening width is 26 inches wide. Please make sure to measure your wheelchair before you make a reservation. If you have any questions or would like to reserve wheelchair seating, please contact the office toll-free at 1-800-819-2291.
Restrooms on the train are not wheelchair accessible, however there are wheelchair accessible restrooms in all of our stations.
Is this a round trip?
Yes, this is a round trip.
How long is the train ride?
The train ride is approximately an hour and a half round trip.
Where is Thendara?
Thendara, NY is a small town located a mile south of Old Forge, NY.
Can I purchase food and beverages on the train?
Chips, candy, and other prepackaged snacks can be purchased in the Thendara train station gift shop, as well as from the concession stand on the train. Bottled water and soft drinks can be purchased in the gift shop as well as from the concession stand on the train. Beer and wine can be purchased on the train from the concession stand, and must be consumed or dumped out before exiting the train. The concession stand on the train is located inside the Old Forge car.
Can I bring my own food and beverages onto the train?
Yes, you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages onto the train. Per state law, alcoholic beverages may not be carried onto or off from the train.
Do we get off the train in Otter Lake?
No. There is no safe place to get off of the train at Otter Lake. Passengers stay on the train while the engine is moved to the other end of the train to pull the train back to Thendara. Please note that under certain circumstances, the decision may be made to simply push the train back, rather than to do a run around and pull the train back.