Embark On A Unique Adventure In Connecticut Via Train, Boat, Or Rail Bike
Want to feel like you’ve stepped back in time to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Essex Steam Train & Railroad lets you do just that. Visit a bygone era when steam trains were a main form of transportation. This railroad history museum will truly give you a hands-on experience as you ride as a passenger on a steam engine, riverboat, or by pedaling a rail bike on a track.
For the last 40 years, the Valley Railroad Company has celebrated the era when passengers traveled on land by steam engine or on water by riverboat.
You'll definitely feel as if you've gone back in time when you take the steam train and riverboat tour. The first part of your tour begins on a track that has been around since 1871.
You already know Connecticut is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but seeing the gorgeous Connecticut River Valley on this vintage-style tour is like seeing the natural beauty of the Valley and the towns of Chester, Essex, and Deep River through new eyes.
Enjoy this 1-1/4 hour cruise on the Becky Thatcher riverboat that will take you along the Connecticut River. You'll have a chance to view some of Connecticut's wonderful historic sites, such as the Goodspeed Opera House and Gillette Castle, from a different point of view. You'll also be able to get a first-hand view of the best in Connecticut's natural beauty.
The Dinner Train allows you to buy tickets for a soothing 2-1/2 hour tour and dinner on an elegant vintage Clipper train. You'll especially enjoy the menus, which include delicious, upscale fare.
If you want a little bit of a slower pace that lets you be in control of the tour and have some time to take in the beauty around you, then you'll really have a fun time taking the 8-mile pedal bike rail experience.
The pedal bike lets you ride the rail through an 8-mile preserve. You'll have a chance to not only be in the driver's seat and get some exercise, but you will also enjoy one of the most beautiful preservation forests in New England.
For more information or to make your reservations, visit the
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat website or call 860-767-0103.
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Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426, USA