D.C. June 19, 2017
You’ll Absolutely Love A Ride On This Majestic Mountain Train Near Washington DC This Summer
Get out of DC this summer and take a scenic ride through the West Virginia mountains. Two hours outside of DC, the Potomac Eagle Scenic railroad will take you on a unique journey through picturesque towns and gorgeous scenery. It’s the best mountain train near DC!
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The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad is a three hour train ride that takes you through "The Trough," a narrow mountain valley.
The Potomac Eagle journey beings at Wappocomo Station in Romney, West Virginia, which is about a two hour drive from DC.
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You have your choice of a coach or the club car for your ride. The coach car is great for families and larger groups and the comfortable bench-style seats can move and rotate to face either position.
In the club car, you will ride on comfortable love seats and enjoy meal service. There’s also a concession car where you can purchase snacks and drinks for the ride.
The ride itself takes you through scenic pastures and farms that date back to the 1700s.
Then you will cross over the Potomac River, one of the most scenic parts of the trip. This areas is known as "The Trough."
After that, you’ll wind up at South Branch. This area is truly special as it’s the home of American bald eagles so you will want to bring your camera! You can often see them flying overhead or perched high in the trees.
As you journey back, you’ll enjoy the views of the high mountain walls and rolling hills and forests around you, giving you a beautiful look at nature.
The trip is a three hour trek or you can purchase an all-day trip, which is 8 hours. Rides are available on the weekends during the summer. Most of the Trough trips begin at 1:00pm and all day trips being at 10:00am and you can purchase tickets online.
This is a fantastic summer train excursion near DC that the entire family will enjoy!
You can learn more about the mountain train and Potomac Scenic Railroad
on their website. And if you love train rides, here’s another one near DC that is a beautiful ride!