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Event Details


August 26, 2017


9:30 am - 7:00 pm


Utica Union Station
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501


$45.00 Basic Package - Option 1
(additional attendee $45.00 ea.)

$55.00 Basic Package + Lunch - Option 2
(additional attendee $55.00 ea.)
Children registration: please contact Jerry Bertoldo for details


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Jerry Bertoldo

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 18, 2017

CCE Adirondack Railroad Excursion (Extension Employees & Family ONLY)

August 26, 2017

CCE Adirondack Railroad Excursion (Extension Employees & Family ONLY)
The day will begin in Utica on board the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Our train departs Utica Union Station (aka the Boehlert Transportation Center) at 9:30 AM. The return to Utica will be at 7:00 PM. We will be part of the regularly scheduled train traveling to Thendara (Old Forge) and Big Moose. Two cars will be chartered for our exclusive use. Our group will have access to the rest of the train including the sightseeing baggage car and regularly assigned cafe car offering adult beverages.

The basic package includes coffee, tea, juices and pastries on the morning trip and cheese and crackers, other finger foods with juices, water, soft drinks and coffee on the afternoon return to Utica. Wine and beer will be available for purchase as well. Note that no carry-on adult beverages are permitted by the railroad. You may bring food and other beverage items along.

Due to the 2 option limitation on this website, the reservations for the Old Forge Lake Cruise option will be an individual responsibility and cannot be purchased with the excursion package on-line. Similarly, with limited website options we cannot accept on-line reservations and payment for children. This will have to be made, paid and handled directly through NWNY team secretary Cathy Wallace with payment by check only.

OPTION 1: BASIC PACKAGE - adults $45, children (12 & under) $30
  • Detrain in Thendara at 11:45 AM, take the free shuttle bus and have a free afternoon in Old Forge to wander. Departure for the return to Utica is at 4:30 PM.
  • Take a side trip to McCauley Mountain on the free shuttle to ride the chairlift to the top ($6 adults, $5 kids). Pay at McCauley. No reservations necessary.
  • OR After a short layover in Thendara, continue north at 12:00 PM for another 11 miles to Big Moose. No additional charge for the extra miles! Experience some real mountain railroading with S-curves, heavy grades and rock cuts! Note: The lunch buffet package at the Big Moose Station Restaurant is not available to railroad passengers this summer. You can purchase a Box Lunch option. (See note below.) The train returns to Thendara around 2:00 PM. If time permits, take a shuttle ride and make a quick visit to Old Forge. There will not be enough time for the McCauley Mountain chairlift or lake cruise.
  • OR Take a 2-hour cruise on the Fulton Chain of Lakes out of Old Forge starting at 1:00 PM. Please note: Sufficient time to purchase lunch in Old Forge prior to boarding the boat cannot be guaranteed. It is suggested that you either purchase the box lunch option or pack something to eat. To make reservations for the 1:00 PM Old Forge Lake Cruise on 8/26/17 go to or call 315-369-6473. Additional adult fare is $20; children 12 & under are $13.

OPTION 2: BASIC PACKAGE + LUNCH - adults $55, children (12 & under) $35
  • Make-your-own BOX LUNCH sandwich with sides and drinks on the train! Take it with you into Old Forge, to McCauley Mountain, on the lake cruise or eat it on board while traveling to Big Moose.

Mark it down! Join in for a great time. Any questions give Jerry Bertoldo a call (585-281-6816) or send a note (

If paying by check
- please click on the link NYSACAA Railroad Excursion Mail-In Form. Fill it out and mail it in by: August 18.

If paying by credit card - please fill in all information.

NYSACAA Railroad Excursion Mail-In Form (PDF; 316KB)











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