You can ride down the mountain on a rail track with amazing views
The longest mountain rail trail in the United States, the Cliffside Coaster, has opened for the fall season. It is located on Mount Van Hoevenberg in upstate New York. Time Out talked about how to have fun there.
The attraction first opened in 2020 and is a converted former Olympic luge track that is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) long. It takes about eight minutes to drive from start to finish, during which you descend Mount Van Hoevenberg while admiring the magnificent views.
The slide also features a synchronization system and audio system that allows participants to experience an experience similar to that of Olympic bobsledders during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, for which the track was built.
You can control the speed through the corners, but the ride is still breathtaking.
“The views are amazing and the turns get your heart racing,” said Regional Olympic Authority President and CEO Mike Pratt. “Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal after such a descent.”
Cliffside Coaster is open Friday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $55 for adults and $10 for children 13 and under. Tickets can be purchased here.
There are plenty of other fun activities to do at Mount Van Hoevenberg, including Discover Luge lessons, the Olympic Legacy Tour, cycling trails and, in winter, bobsleigh riding.
Read more NY daily news online on our portal.