Posted on 3/29/2022

Rail Riding the Finger Lakes is the Adventure You Need

Kid riding the rail riders at the Finger Lakes

Rail Riding the Finger Lakes is the Adventure You Need

Rail Riding (also known as rail biking) is when you operate a modified bike on an unused section of train tracks. First hitting the scene alongside railroads, railbikes have become more prominent as railroad tracks have gone abandoned. Take a trip on the Finger Lakes Rail riders to experience Penn Yan in a new light.

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How can you Rail Ride in the Finger Lakes?

The Finger Lakes has one rail riding operator ? Finger Lakes Rail Riders, who offers tours from May until October. Reservations are highly recommended for one of their four daily tours.

Guests are always accompanied by a tour guide, but will ride on their own two-seat recumbent rail bike. You can choose to ride with a member of your party or by yourself as you take in the gorgeous Penn Yan scenery.

How Should I Prepare for Rail Riding?

Rail Riders

Rail riding is just like riding a bike, but in a more relaxed position. You can pedal at your own pace and if you bring a friend you can take turns pedalling! There is no weight restrictions and you are allowed to bring snacks and water, but no alcohol.

Make sure to check the forecast ahead of time as Finger Lakes Rail Riders takes tours rain or shine so you might need to pack a rain jacket. You can cancel a reservation up to 48 hours in advance and receive a full refund.

Overall you do not need to do much to prepare besides set your expectations and prepare to enjoy the beauty of the upstate New York countryside like never before!

Enjoy Your Stay in the Finger Lakes

After a two-hour countrsyide tour, you should be greeted with a comfortably, cozy vacation rental!

We have the most incredible selection of properties on seven of the 11 lakes. We offer a large selection of small or large Finger Lakes vacation rentals to accommodate you after a long day of hiking with top-notch amenities so that you can do relaxing activities like soaking in a hot tub with a captivating mountain view!

Are you ready to book? Browse through our full catalog of properties and reserve your home today! We look forward to having you. 

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