The Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Leaving out of Utica Train Station, Adirondack Scenic Railroad is comprised of volunteers whose mission is to preserve and restore a length of train track that runs from Utica to Lake Placid. Parts of this restoration are complete but they still need funding to revive the corridor that runs all the way to Lake Placid.
|Train tracks and autumn scenery from The Adirondack Scenic Railroad|
But the real star is the train ride. It's a lazy two-hour trip while the conductor cheerily announces the railroad's history, how it came into being, the makeup of the land, etc. Meanwhile, the train passes through a really colorful and wonderful display of autumn foliage, and the best part is you can go to an empty baggage car and take pictures without any glass to obstruct your view. Think I'm kidding? Check this out:
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