See a part of the scenic Adirondacks as never seen before and may never get to see again. Take a ride on a portion of the Adirondack railroad, closed to the public for 35 years, on rail bikes. Rail Explorers are bringing back the pedal powered railbikes to the six miles of historic railroad between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear.

You'll ride by streams, across lakes and through forests that few have accessed before and may not again. With the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation’s plan to rip up 34 miles of track between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid to replace it with a recreational trail, this could be your last chance to ride the rails.

The Rail Bikes return to Saranac Lake for the 2016 season June 18th and will run through November 1st.

Share the experience in the two seat railbike, or bring the family and ride together in the four seat railbike.

Rail Explorers/Mary Joy Lu & Alex Catchpoole.
Rail Explorers/Mary Joy Lu & Alex Catchpoole.

Railbike Routes

Railbike journeys are available in both directions between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear Junction. The 6 mile journey takes approximately one hour. You can get back where you started on a shuttle bus or return on the railbikes, but you'll need to buy a separate ticket for the return home.


Tandem Railbike (2 Seats) $75
Quad Railbike (4 Seats) $125

Owners Mary Joy Lu & Alex Catchpoole are running tours Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 am - 7:00 pm. You can get more information by following Rail Explorers on Facebook, by calling (518) 460-1444, or at

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