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River and Rail Trip

  • Dates: May 27, 2017 - October 8, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails
  • Address: 117 Riverside Lane, Old Forge, NY 13420
  • Phone: (315) 369-6286
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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  • Paddle the Middle Branch of the Moose River from Tickner’s dock in Old Forge to our private whistle stop along the historic Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Yes, you and your boat travel back to town via this vintage train.

    The Moose River drifts slowly downstream towards Lock & Dam, an old wooden spillway, then twists and turns through the Black River Wild Forest. Views of Flatrock and Little Round Top Mountains blend with lowland cedar marshes. Approximately six miles downstream, paddlers pull out at Tickner’s landing, where boats and people are boarded and return on a scheduled train. Transportation is provided back to Tickner’s shop from the train station. Two short 25-yard portages are necessary with one optional carry around a set of riffles.
    This trip is offered Thursdays though Sundays with two train times available, being on the water by 9:30 am for a 1:30 pm train pick up or on the water by noon for a 4:00 pm train pick up. Reservations are required, as there is limited space available. Call for pricing.