Connecticut September 30, 2018
This 12-Mile Train Ride Is The Most Relaxing Way To Enjoy Connecticut Scenery
It’s fall foliage time here in Connecticut and one of the most enjoyable ways to see the autumn colors is aboard a train. Let someone else steer the course while you relax and soak in the scenery. Jump onto the Essex Steam Train for a delightful 12-mile train that all ages will love.
Take a front row seat to nature's brilliant display of fall color on the Essex Steam Train. The 12-mile train ride will take you through the countryside with exquisite views while you journey in comfort on the historic railroad.
Begin your trip at the historic 1892 Essex Station. Board an authentic vintage coach pulled by the historic steam train.
Fall Foliage trains run daily from September 28 - October 21 departing at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
The family-friendly ride on the rails will take you through the beautiful towns of Deep River and Chester. Travel along Selden Neck State Park and the tidal wetlands of Chester Creek and Pratt Cove. There is no shortage of sights to see on this trip.
The scenery is wonderful year round, but during autumn the breathtaking colors create a magnificent canvas of splendor. Time will fly by on this one-hour autumn excursion.
Extend your trip by adding a cruise on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. The 1 1/4- hour trip on the Connecticut River will show you even more incredible scenery.
Cruise past Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and the Haddam Swing Bridge as well as many coves, marshes, and rocky riverbanks.
Whether you opt for just the train ride or combine it with the riverboat tour, the steam train will return you to the Essex station after completing this glorious trip.
Purchase tickets at the station or in advance
online. For the steam train only, tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for children ages 2-11. For the train and riverboat combination, tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, and $20 for children ages 2 -11. Children under 2-years-old ride free.
Learn more about this fun way to check out our state's scenery by visiting the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
. Find the historic train station at 1 Railroad Ave., Essex, CT 06426.
Are you ready to embark on this 12-mile train ride to see the sights? Who are you taking along for the ride? Check out the predictions for this year’s fall foliage display