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.
- Coach Class
- First Class
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.
Where is Thendara?
Thendara, NY is a small town located a mile south of Old Forge, NY.
What is there to do in Old Forge?
We recommend a visit to the Old Forge tourism website, www.oldforgeny.com for local attractions. There is plenty to see and do!
Can we ride the train up one day, spend the night, and then come back on the train at a later date?
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
How do we get to Old Forge?
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.
Will the train be hot/cold?
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!
Is there food on the train?
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.
Can we switch days?
Reservations may only be switched to a different day, subject to availability. Please be advised that many of our trips do sell out.