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Hop on board with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad

September 11, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad's Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Train adventure is a 20-mile round-trip from Lake Placid station to Saranac Lake Union Depot. Visitors can depart from either station.

Passengers are encouraged to take the time to walk through the historic village of Saranac Lake before heading back. They can spend the day or just a few hours - 45 minutes each way with a 30-minute layover.

While in Saranac Lake, take a tour of beautiful Saranac Lake village and its historic districts or the popular Saranac Lake River Walk. Stroll through the business district and check out the many quaint shops on your way back to the Union Depot.

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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Saranac Lake's Union Depot was built in 1904 by the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, consolidating the passenger operations of the Chateaugay Railroad from the east, and the New York Central Railroad from the west.?This depot is on the same site as the old Chateaugay depot, which was moved across the tracks and attached to the old freight house as an office.

For more information about the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, visit online at www.adirondackrr.com.

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Round trips:?Saranac Lake and Lake Placid

Saturday and Sunday

May 25 to June 30

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Wednesday and Sunday

July 5 to Sept. 1

Sept. 4 to Oct. 13

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Departure times and locations

Lake Placid: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

(round trips)

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Saranac Lake: 1 p.m. (round trip) and 3:45 p.m. (one-way)

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Wednesdays

Bandit Train Robbery - There will be round trips from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake at 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. There will be a one-way trip from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $11 for youths ages two to 12.

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Thursdays

Magic Train - There will be a Magic Train with Boxcar Benny as he performs his magic tricks and sleight of hand. Round trips from Lake Placid to Saranac?Lake at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and one-way trips from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid at 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Cost is $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $11 for youths ages two to 12.

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Fridays

Clown Train - Penelope the Clown will board the train at 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. with a round trip from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake. There will also be a one-way trip from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $11 for youths ages two to 12.

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Saturdays

Discount Day - $3 off per ticket

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Adult Wine Tasting Train - The Adirondack Scenic Railroad will host a scenic excursion including a presentation and tasting of wines and beer. Cheese and crackers will be served. Train departs Lake Placid at 5:30 p.m. Photo ID?is required. Cost is $25.

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Sundays

Free Ice Cream train: On those hot summer Sundays, each passenger will receive one free ice cream from the cafe car. Cost is $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $11 for youths ages two to 12.

 
 

 

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