Rail Explorers and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad invite you to enjoy a 6 mile journey through the Forever Wild Adirondack Park. Explore the spectacular Lake Colby Causeway, glide through majestic mountain forests and meadows, past the secluded McCauley Pond, and alongside the beautiful Lake Clear.
Join Rail Explorers as we celebrate the Wilmington and Western Railroad's 50th anniversay! Explore the historic railroad in a meanering journey from Yorklyn's NVF development site along the Red Clay Creek. Rumble across the famous 'S-Trestle'bridge, glide though bucolic estate scenery and through the WWRR's deep rock cuts as the rails cross and re-cross the creek. Bring a drink and a snack to enjoy during our 20 min layover at the creekside Mt Cuba Picnic Grove, before reboarding for the return trip.
At Rail Explorers safety is our first priority, so all tours have a trained guide at the front and in the last rail explorer. Tours depart on a set schedule, but all riders are spread out, with up to 300 feet between you and those in front and behind. The front and rear guides ensure that everyone arrives safely, but the distance between the bikes allows everyone to go at their own pace and enjoy the magic of riding the rails in solitude.
The rail explorers are easy to pedal, the terrain is mostly flat and the ride is relaxing and enjoyable. Everyone can enjoy this activity: families with young children, couples, groups of friends and the elderly. The pedal powered explorers provide a smooth and comfortable adventure suitable for everyone.