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Take a ride on excursion railways along the Central Adirondack Trail, All Aboard at Thendara Station near Old Forge

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Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, in Herkimer County

Thendara near Old Forge is the northern terminus of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

Thendara is located on the middle branch of the Moose River. The train station is the northern terminus of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad which offers regular service in non-winter months from Utica. If you're a kayaker or canoe paddler you'll enjoy the white water challenges of the river, and the more gentle pace on the nearby Fulton Chain of lakes, a boating paradise. Nearby Nick's Lake is a NYS DEC campground.

During the winter season there is plenty of snow which contributes to this area's claim of being called the snowmobiling capital of New York State. These extensive trails are fee-based and operated by the Town of Webb. Downhill skiers will enjoy family-oriented attractions nearby.

In the summer, enjoy this mountain resort's water based activities. Hikers and bikers use winter snowmobile trails to access the back country which is just outside the village limits. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of a mountain course at the public Thendara Golf Club.

The 153- mile Central Adirondack Trail begins in the east in Glens Falls and ends at the western gateway in Rome on the historic Erie Canal. This crescent shaped route brings you through the foothills and mountains of the south-central Adirondack Park. From the east you pass near scenic Lake George, alongside wild, whitewater sections of the Hudson River, and the shores of Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake, and the Fulton Chain. The entire route features other numerous lakes and mountain streams that are a paddler’s and boater’s paradise. Plan to spend time at the many attractions on the byway including The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, the world famous Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, and the Arts Center in Old Forge. Meet local artisans and crafts makers all along the byway, and plan to visit historic Fort Stanwix and The Erie Canal Village in Rome.

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