Departure Dates:

Summer Schedule:

Thursdays & Saturdays
July 12th - August 30th

August 3th - 31st

Fall Schedule:

Thursdays & Saturdays
September 13th - October 18th

Departure Times:


Ticket Prices:

$35.50/seniors (62+)
$27.50/youth (2-12)

Utica to Big Moose:

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Travel through forests, over rivers and streams, seeing all the hidden beauties of the Adirondacks. Bring your bike or canoe with you and either spend a full afternoon in Old Forge enjoying the outdoors or paddle down the Moose Riiver. For more serious bikers, consider continuing on to Big Moose, grab a bag lunch at the Big Moose Station and bike back to Thendara to catch the train back to Utica or ride around for an hour before riding the train back from Big Moose to Utica.

Departing from Holland Patent, Remsen, or Forestport? Riding one-way? Call toll-free for reservations 1-800-819-2291.

Trip Itinerary:

Depart Utica: 9:30am
Arrive in Thendara: 11:45am
Depart Thendara: 4:45pm
Arrive in Utica: 7:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: Where is Thendara?
  • A: Thendara, NY is a small town located a mile south of Old Forge, NY.

  • Q: What is there to do in Old Forge?
  • A: We recommend a visit to the Old Forge tourism website, for local attractions. There is plenty to see and do!

  • Q: How do we get to Old Forge?
  • A: 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.

  • Q: Will the train be hot/cold?
  • A: 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!

  • Q: Is there food on the train?
  • A: 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.

  • Q: Can we switch days?
  • A: Reservations may only be switched to a different day, subject to availability. Please be advised that many of our trips do sell out.