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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
“Spectacular scenery unlike any
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Along all of the Scenic Byways are a surprising number of campgrounds, day use areas, and picnic spots

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Sacandaga Park Rail Station

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Northville in Fulton County

This site has an amazing history, with what had started as a Methodist camp meeting ground in 1876 became the Coney Island of Upstate New York.

The opening of the Sacandaga Line led to what became Sacandaga Park. Following the 1897 fire, the FJ and G Railroad took full control, built better cottages, installed water and sewer infrastructure, a landscaped the resort’s 750 acres. By 1905 the FJ and G controlled or owned all the venues in the Park, including rustic roadways, arbors, gardens and ponds, amusement rides, picnic grounds, a golf course and nearly a mile of shoreline with bathing beaches. The railroad leased cottage lots and operated four large hotels. The famous Rustic Theater was an open air theater that booked some of the biggest stars. All this effectively ended when the Sacandaga River was dammed and the Park flooded all but ten acres. Sacandaga Railroad Station was added to the National Register of historic Places in 2003. Visitors will find this site at 136 McKinley Ave., Sacandaga Park.

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Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:june, july and august
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:no


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