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Rail Explorers - CLOSED

42 Depot St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1436
+1 877-833-8588
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Great time

Was unsure of this activity as we were with 2 seniors. We got a car for 4 and had no... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
TWBusiness
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Ray Brook
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Our train ride.

My husband and I did the rail trip! It was so much fun! Didn't exactly know what we were in for but... read more

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Reviewed 23 March 2017
carduthe
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North Tonawanda, New York
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Rail Explorers: Adirondack Division will be closed in 2017. We hope to be back in 2018... Please visit us in our new location in Portsmouth Rhode Island! Rail Explorers connects the freedom of the wilderness and the magic of the railroad in a unique and fun activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Close to the world famous village of Lake Placid, Rail Explorers is located in Saranac Lake, 'The Adirondacks Coolest Place'. Explore the scenic beauty of the Adirondacks from our unique 'rail explorers' - pedal powered 4 wheeled rail cars that travel along the out of service railroad between Saranac Lake, Lake Clear and Tupper Lake. Suitable for all ages and abilities: families with young children, couples young and old, the elderly and people with disabilities. Open June 18 to November 1 2016. Check the website for schedule and tour timetable.
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“great scenery” (14 reviews)
“adirondacks” (138 reviews)
“ride” (323 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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42 Depot St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1436
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+1 877-833-8588
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Was unsure of this activity as we were with 2 seniors. We got a car for 4 and had no problems. Staff are friendly and waiting at each road crossing to make it go quickly and safely. Wonderful ride through the woods where we never...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I did the rail trip! It was so much fun! Didn't exactly know what we were in for but we loved it! We got our own peddle car and peddled our car in a convoy of peddle cars. There were all different...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Rail Explorers Adirondack Division ride was the best activity i have had in years! If you do not take advantage of this attraction ASAP you are missing out on one of Adirondacks best excitement ! Do it now!!! Thank you and i will be back...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Found Rail Explorers while searching online. We actually planned our entire trip around it. My husband was doubtful, but agreed to ride the rails for me. We both thought it was awesome & plan to ride the rails again some day.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Have done several trips now with Rail explorers. We all had a wonderful time peddling, so easy to do, the scenery is beautiful and the guides are awesome. We worth the time, I like doing the route from Lake Clear to Saranac Lake.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was an excellent enjoyment second year in row I went there. Unbelievable time with nature at its best. Scenery full of colorful trees and lakes.

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1  Thank ajain1000
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

12 of us went, ages 3 to 70, and it was great. We had the last ride of the year but the scenery was gorgeous. Included was a bus ride back which was nice.

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1  Thank KarenVanBrocklin
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Incredibly fun excursion through the woods and lakes in the Adirondacks. It was hard work pedaling from Saranac Lake to Lake Clear (easier the opposite direction). A very unique experience.

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1  Thank laurie g
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a great time even on a day that hovered about 44 degrees with some rain. It was a blast especially on the downhills. FAST!!!! Adirondack roller coaster w/o the roller. DO NOT pull those tracks and make this enterprise obsolete!!!!!

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

While it was a dreary, damp, and chilly day, the trip was still fun for all of us (7). We all dressed for the weather. If you've never done it - try it. Four adults and three kids and we all had a great time!...More

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1  Thank lisfo4168
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