Starting July 2, 2020, Adirondack Railroad to offer six-mile Railbike Adventures at Thendara Station. Adirondack railbikes are a four seat pedal powered vehicle that are designed to allow you to ride and explore sections of track that are closed off to other traffic, enjoying the beauty of the Adirondacks at a more leisurely pace. Our railbikes are proudly manufactured right here in Utica, NY. The total ride is approximately one and a half to two hours long and pricing can be found here: https://adirondackscenicrailbikes.com/.
“Railbikes are great way to explore the Adirondack Mountains as you pedal along the scenic rails, three miles north of the Thendara station, to a turn around point where you can stop for a break before you turn around and head back to the station,” says Bill Branson, President ASR Board of Directors
In addition, while the scenery remains untouched the name and logo are getting an upgrade for 2020. The Adirondack Railroad will drop the scenic center of its name and add a fresh new logo to train cars and engines this summer.
“It’s for simplicity sake,” says Branson. “We’ve made a brand adjustment to make it more attractive to a broader audience and we are excited to unveil our new logo and new name.”
Since 1992, The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS) that operates the Adirondack Railroad has built a successful tourist attraction, operating on track owned by the State of New York, a former New York Central line located in upstate New York and the Adirondack region.
The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society is a volunteer-based organization. Together with our staff, volunteers have donated approximately 300,000 hours to protect our historic railway and enrich the Adirondack experience for tourists and residents of our region.
And, don’t forget to tune in this Friday on our Facebook page for a special Beer & Wine Train Virtual Concert Series with Utica native Vinnie Sperrazza & Noa Fort!!!! More info and tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackRR/