Watch the scenic countryside roll by while sipping on the best wines and brews. Travel from Utica’s Union Station north to Remsen Station, enjoying a selection of wines or beers along the way.
A Truly Unique Experience!
Let the Adirondack Scenic Railroad help you discover the beauty of the Adirondacks by transporting you to Thendara (Old Forge). The Utica to Thendara trip is truly unique experience and has several features that set it apart!
Travel through forests, over rivers and streams, spend a full afternoon in Old Forge enjoying the outdoors and visiting local shops and restaurants, and then let us take you home. Fun-filled outing for people of all ages! 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!
In first class you get table seating and table service. There are two seats on one side of the table, the table in the middle, and two more seats facing back on the other side of the table. We put linen on the tables and make it look nice. If you want to order something, you can place your order with the car host / hostess instead of leaving your seat to go to the cafe car. First class passengers on the Utica to Thendara train receive 1 complimentary coffee, bottled water, soda, or mimosa on the way to Thendara, and also 1 complimentary coffee, bottled water, or soda on the way back to Utica. They are also served 1 complimentary donut on the way to Thendara, and some kind of light snack on the way back.
In coach class, depending on which car you are in, the seating could be arranged similarly to first class, minus the table, or it could be arranged like a bus, all facing one way. There is no table service in coach, and no complimentary items.
Departs Utica: 9:30 am
Arrives in Thendara: 12:00 pm
4.5 Hour Layover
Departs Thendara: 4:30 pm
Arrives in Utica: 6:30 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.