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The clean-burning, diesel-powered engines of the scenic Saratoga & North Creek Railway pull climate-controlled mid-century-style coaches and modern dome cars across both Saratoga and Warren County. The latter open onto panoramic vistas of the Adirondack foothills and the Great Sacandaga Lake as seen from the bridge that traverses it. And while the train may embrace the spirit of a bygone era, it doesn't scrimp on the creature-comforts that create for a relaxing sojourn. As passengers trundle along the seven-station journey, they can take in the view during a meal in the dining car or enjoy snacks from the comfort of their own seat.
The railway, which operates year-round, connects 56.5 miles of towns, villages, and hamlets that comprise the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, allowing visitors an opportunity to explore historical and cultural activities along the rail route. Stops include Saratoga, Hadley and Lake Luzerne, Thurman, Riparius, Corinth, Stoney Creek, and the Glen Hudson Campground. Outdoor recreational activities throughout the Adirondacks include hiking, rafting, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway also boasts daily Amtrak connections via the Saratoga Depot Station.