Let the Adirondack Railroad help you discover the beauty of the Adirondacks by transporting you to Thendara. The Utica to Thendara trip is truly unique experience and has several features that set it apart!
Beer & Wine Train
- First Class (Ages 21+) Table seating on our First Class Car. Choice of Hors d'oeuvre. Menu selection is provided while booking.
- Coach Class (Ages 21+) Coach Car seating.
A Local Favorite!
Watch the scenic countryside roll by while sipping on the best wines and brews on this New York beer and wine train. Travel from Utica’s Union Station north to Remsen Station, enjoying a selection of quality drinks along the way. This almost three-hour train tour from Utica is a great way to spend a relaxing evening as you chug along.
Passengers receive a complimentary beer or wine glass (glass only – beverage not included) with each regular adult ticket purchase.
All of our entertainers have played Saranac Thursday, The Turning Stone, or both.
July 23 – Jimmy Wolf Trio: Classic blues, soul and rock and roll
August 13 – Keith James “Utica’s Piano Man”: Keith James plays piano/vocal covers of select Top 40 radio hits from the last half-century.
August 27 – The Old Main: Central New York’s favorite Americana band
Sept 17 – Gridley Paige Naked and Scared Duo: Duo version of popular local band
Oct 1 – Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith: Veteran performer and former contestant on “The Voice”
Oct 15 – Spencer Morgan of “The Last Left”
Departs Utica: 7:00 pm
Arrives in Remsen: 8:00 pm
Departs Remsen: 8:30 pm
Arrives in Utica: 9:30 pm
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.
Labatts Blue Light
Saranac Pumpkin Ale
Saranac Clouded Dream IPA
Wine from Villa Verona Vineyard
As an unoaked wine, you’ll notice the classic flavors of citrus, grapefruit and delicious melon. This wine is quite light and crisp on the tongue!
This wine is comparable to a semi-Riesling and is right in the middle of the sweet/dry scale. While crisp and refreshing, it features soft fruit flavors and light floral aromas.
What’s the true meaning of BFF? It’s the person you’re closest to — the one that accepts you for who you are under any condition. They allow you to be yourself… Bold, Fun & Fruity! This wine starts sweet and has a light, dry finish.
Flavors of blackcurrant, green bell pepper, mint and cedar.
Wine from Heron Hill
Game Bird White
This wine has a bright citrus nose with rich fruit driven roundness.
Game Bird Red
This semi-dry red blend has an essence of herbs, black cherry along with notes of blackberry.
Game Bird Blush
This blush displays a bright rose color, exhibiting cranberry, strawberry and grapefruit aromas.
Where is Remsen?
Remsen is a small town in New York with its station located 20 miles north of Utica, NY. The original station was built in the early 1850’s, the present station is a replica constructed in 1999 by Remsen Development Corporation.
How long are we stopped at Remsen Station and what do we do during the stop in Remsen?
We stop for about 30 minutes. Feel free to disembark the train to stretch your legs while our crew switches the engine of the train from one end to the other to pull us back to Utica Station. Inside Remsen Depot there are items in the gift shop available for purchase, as well as a concession stand and restrooms.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
New York State law prohibits carrying alcoholic beverages onto the train. We reserve the right to check any bags before entering the train to ensure that no outside alcohol is carried on.
Is there any hard alcohol or liquor served on the train?
No. Hard alcohol and liquor are prohibited on the train. Bags will be checked to ensure that no outside alcohol is carried onto the train.
I smoke. Is there a dedicated place for me to have a cigarette?
Smoking is prohibited in every car and vestibule on the train. However, smoking is allowed outside on the platform before you depart. Please remember to dispose of your cigarette butts responsibly.
Is there food available?
We provide light snacks (chips, dip, cheese, crackers, etc.) while on the train. There are additional snacks for purchase in our cafe car as well as at the Remsen Depot. In addition to the snacks mentioned above, First Class passengers also receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Please notify us at booking if you have any dietary restrictions.
Are bottles of wine available to purchase after the train for us to take home?
No. Any bottle purchased while on the train must be consumed or disposed of before disembarking the train.
Are there any discounts for large groups?
We do not offer group discounts on the Beer & Wine train.