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Path Through History: Along an Adirondack Railroad

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AdkRR_bridge_useIconic, scenic and impressive, the National Register-listed Remsen to Lake Placid railroad corridor has long been part of the history and landscape of the Adirondack Park. This tour takes a comprehensive look at the railroad from many angles.

We will start our day at the Lake Placid train station with a special tour by staff of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. By train, we will ride the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to Saranac Lake with a railroad historian, then by foot for a tour with Historic Saranac Lake and a visit to the Union Depot and the Adirondack Carousel. We will then hop on pedal-powered rail bikes for a six-mile journey with Rail Explorers from Saranac Lake to Lake Clear Lodge, where we will end our day.  NOTE:  There will be a shuttle back to Lake Placid from the Lake Clear Lodge.


Courtesy of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad

The tour starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. This tour is co-sponsored by Historic Saranac Lake.

FEE: $40 for adult AARCH and HSL members, $50 for non-members and $20 for all children under 18. Participants should be prepared for rail biking and walking.


More information on the Adirondack railroad: “Trains, trains, trains!” 

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