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Saratoga and North Creek Railway

26 Station Ln, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6067
+1 877-726-7245
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Fun experience

I went for a train ride with my wife. You go through some really beautiful scenic areas. They also... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
via mobile
Relaxing trip

Took the ride from saratoga to North creek and back. Worth the extra money for the first class... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Staten Island, New York
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The Saratoga & North Creek Railway offers passenger service between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, NY. With sightseeing excursions, special events and on-board dining, there is always something unique happening. In the summer, the passenger service offers excursions around the Adirondacks. During the winter months, the passenger service offers the Gore Mountain Snow Train with transportation to Gore Mountain Ski Resort as well as a host of activities for the non-skier to relieve cabin fever in the cold weather.Around the holidays, the railroad operates The Polar Express from Saratoga Springs - a magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Cookies, cocoa and caroling elves delight young and old as the classic story comes to life.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“dome car” (49 reviews)
“diamond class” (12 reviews)
“upper hudson” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
26 Station Ln, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6067
+1 877-726-7245
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I went for a train ride with my wife. You go through some really beautiful scenic areas. They also have food on the train, available for purchase. The train ride itself is very comfortable. Bring a camera when you go! The fall is a great...More

Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Took the ride from saratoga to North creek and back. Worth the extra money for the first class service section. Great view with comfortable seats. Drinks and beverges for sale and surprisingly reasonably priced . The ride is comfortable and relaxing. My only complaint is...More

3  Thank wiggum072
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We took our Grandson on this trip from Hadley, NY to North Creek and return. This portion goes right along the Hudson River. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the ride in the dome car. Staff members were all knowledgeable and friendly. There is even a...More

Thank aspen311
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had driven from Minnesota to New York for a college graduation. Thought we'd take a scenic train ride before heading home. Got tickets a month in advance, but three days before we got an email canceling the trip due to a lack of riders and...More

5  Thank Terry D
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We took the Polar Express train in December with my baby and our friends. We were exactly on time and were not let on the train, since we had to check in, even though we pre-bought tickets. We were able to go on the next...More

4  Thank Faina21u
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were on the December 17, 2016 train at 7:30 p.m. We had first class tickets. We drove 4 hours for this experience. We traveled as 3 families with 6 adults and 8 children. Upon arriving to town, one adult went to pick up our...More

4  Thank CFCN
Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a terrific and awesome time we had! My husband, grandkids and myself relived the story of the Polar Express.... the dancers were awesome and friendly, the conductor punched the kids initials, the hobo very friendly, Santa was absolutely wonderful and I can go on...More

2  Thank mcamejo728
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We took the 7:30 train on December 17th. Cons: We arrived an hour ahead of time. Was stuck in traffic from 6:40pm until 7:50pm at the train station. No one offered an apology or explanation for the length of time we had to wait. Had...More

2  Thank Tammra S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed in the entire polar express ride. $200 for the 4 of us to go. Train was almost an hour late making my children and most all the children exhausted by the end and many crying. The train was so stifling hot and uncomfortable...More

2  Thank sdolby-Capeless
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Absolutely incredible. Went in our pajamas on a train ride to the North Pole. Santa boarded the train. We sang songs, drank hot chocolate and kept the beautiful glass mugs.

Thank Madelyn062
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Questions & Answers
4 July 2016|
Response from Tina D | Reviewed this property |
They offer trip to Garnet Mine tour, gondola ride to top of Gore Mt,, 2 Museums, hiking, shops and restaurantss
4 July 2016|
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Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed riding on The Polar Express, shopping in town stayed at The Downtowner Motel and ate across the street at The Circus Bar & Grill. Definitely going back again!!