Rail Explorers

Two Exciting new locations for 2017

Rhode Island Division

The Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division, part of the Newport and Narragansett Railroad, will feature a historic exploration of the railroad between Newport and the Sakonnet River.

Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division will open in April 2017, with ticket sales opening in February.

Catskills NY Division

Join us in New York's Catskill Mountains to discover the rails that run alongside the Esopus Creek from the beautiful village of Phoenicia.

Rail Explorers: Catskills Division will open in June 2017, with ticket sales opening in May.

Adirondack Division

The future of the Rail Explorers: Adirondack Division, which has operated since 2015 between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear is uncertain. New York State is pushing ahead with plans to replace the railroad between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake with a multi-use trail. Rail removal could begin as early as Spring 2017. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad has challenged the decision to remove the rails, but at this time a judgement in the court case has not been reached. At Rail Explorers we are hopeful that the State's short sighted and misguided plan can be defeated and that Rail Explorers can continue to offer tours along this spectacular historic railroad.

Guided but Solitary

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.

Access for everyone

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.

Rail explorer seats are limited so book early to make sure you don’t miss out.


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