Let the Adirondack Railroad help you discover the beauty of the Adirondacks by transporting you to Old Forge. The Utica to Old Forge trip is truly unique experience and has several features that set it apart!
Beer & Wine Train
- First Class (Ages 21+) Table seating on our First Class Car. Choice of Hors d'oeuvre. Menu selection is provided while booking.
- Coach Class (Ages 21+) Coach Car seating.
A Local Favorite!
Watch the scenic countryside roll by while sipping on the best wines and brews on this New York beer and wine train. Travel from Utica’s Union Station north to Remsen Station, enjoying a selection of quality drinks along the way. This almost three-hour train tour from Utica is a great way to spend a relaxing evening as you chug along.
Passengers receive a complimentary beer or wine glass (glass only – beverage not included) with each regular adult ticket purchase.
**Please note that this event is for those who are 21 and over only**
May 19, 2023 – Fritz’s Polka Band
June 16, 2023 – Spencer Morgan
July 14, 2023 – The Dovetones
July 28, 2023 – Common Roads
August 11, 2023 – Shawn (Big Sexy) Smith
August 25, 2023 – The Rebecca Miner Trio
September 15, 2023 – Master of Thieves
September 29, 2023 – Spencer Morgan
October 13, 2023 – Gridley Paige
October 20, 2023 – Max Scialdone
Departs Utica: 6:30 pm
Arrives in Remsen: 7:30 pm
Departs Remsen: 8:00 pm
Arrives in Utica: 9:00 pm
Please be advised this trip is wheelchair accessible for standard size chairs. The maximum door opening width is 26 inches wide. Please make sure to measure your wheelchair before you make a reservation. If you have any questions please contact the office toll-free at 1-800-819-2291.
Restrooms on the train are not wheelchair accessible, however there are wheelchair accessible restrooms in all of our stations.
Labatt Blue Light
Samuel Adams Cold Snap
Saranac (Seasonal Flavors)
We will be featuring a Thousand Islands Winery on each Beer & Wine train. Our listing is below:
Barrel fermented in American oak, this medium-bodied wine exhibits aromas of butter and coconut followed by crisp flavors of apple and vanilla.
Saint Lawrence Red®
Blended from Chambourcin, Marechal Foch, and Vincent grapes, this semi-dry wine presents an earthy aroma, followed by rich plum and black cherry flavors, complemented by a smooth finish.
This wine is very smooth and has a silk-like texture that presents an elegant citrus aroma with a subtle lemon flavor, followed by notes of melon at the finish.
This sweet wine exhibits an attractive, aromatic, and perfumed nose. The palate has rich, fresh, tropical fruit flavors and a sweet finish with balanced acidity and a slight spritz. Pairs well with fruit and mild cheese. Best served lightly chilled.
North Country Red®
Lusciously sweet and equally refreshing, this Concord blended wine is sure to captivate the senses with its intense grape taste and fresh, fruity aroma.
Where is Remsen?
Remsen is a small town in New York with its station located 20 miles north of Utica, NY. The original station was built in the early 1850’s, the present station is a replica constructed in 1999 by Remsen Development Corporation.
How long are we stopped at Remsen Station and what do we do during the stop in Remsen?
We stop for about 30 minutes. Feel free to disembark the train to stretch your legs while our crew switches the engine of the train from one end to the other to pull us back to Utica Station. Inside Remsen Depot there are items in the gift shop available for purchase, as well as a concession stand and restrooms.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
New York State law prohibits carrying alcoholic beverages onto the train. We reserve the right to check any bags before entering the train to ensure that no outside alcohol is carried on.
Is there any hard alcohol or liquor served on the train?
No. Hard alcohol and liquor are prohibited on the train. Bags will be checked to ensure that no outside alcohol is carried onto the train.
I smoke. Is there a dedicated place for me to have a cigarette?
Smoking is prohibited in every car and vestibule on the train. However, smoking is allowed outside on the platform before you depart. Please remember to dispose of your cigarette butts responsibly.
Is there food available?
We provide light snacks (chips, dip, cheese, crackers, etc.) while on the train. There are additional snacks for purchase in our cafe car as well as at the Remsen Depot. In addition to the snacks mentioned above, First Class passengers also receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Please notify us at booking if you have any dietary restrictions.
Are bottles of wine available to purchase after the train for us to take home?
No. Any bottle purchased while on the train must be consumed or disposed of before disembarking the train.
Are there any discounts for large groups?
We do not offer group discounts on the Beer & Wine train.
Can a person under 21 ride?
No, you must be 21 or over to ride the Beer & Wine train.