New England fall foliage train tours

New Hampshire

Crawford Notch fall foliage train

Crawford Notch fall foliage train

Conway Scenic Railway

North Conway, New Hampshire
CSRR’s Notch Train travels through the heart of the White Mountains. A separate Valley Train explores the countryside with trips to Conway and Bartlett. Highlights include dining cars on both routes and the first-class Notch dome car.
Lincoln, New Hampshire
The “Hobo” trails along the Pemigewasset River on a memorable journey through the heart of the White Mountains.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington cog railway

Mount Washington cog railway

Passengers will experience a sense of adventure and history on the Mount Washington Cog Railway’s 3-hour guided train tour to the highest peak in the Northeast. With approximately one hour to spend at the 6,288 foot summit, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean.

Vermont

White River Junction, Vermont
The White Mountain foothills form the backdrop for trains rolling through the Connecticut River’s picturesque Upper Valley enroute to Norwich and the Montshire Museum of Science.

Massachusetts

Lenox, Massachusetts
Amid the rustic beauty of the Berkshire Hills, the BSR meanders through the Housatonic Valley linking the old towns of Stockbridge, Lee and Lenox
Cape Cod Scenic trainCape Cod Central Railroad
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Sand dunes and cranberry bogs skirt this historic route between Hyannis and the Cape Cod Canal.
Carver, Massachusetts
America’s oldest 24-in/70-cm narrow-gauge railway is part of a family fun park located on a 1500-acre/600-hectare cranberry plantation.
Comment from Mark:
A note about Edaville USA, Jeff generally Columbus Day weekend or the weekend after is their cranberry festival where you can take the train and see foliage and the red cranberries being harvested. Sometimes they might run their steam engine on the run, which is better. Also the town of Carver is a quaint little New England town, well worth exploring with 2 white steepled churches and some historic homes.

Maine

Brooks, Maine
The Brooks Preservation Society operates excursions to Waldo along a 6 mi/10 km segment of scenic railway rich in Downeast history.
Boothbay, Maine
A narrow-gauge coal-fired steam train shares billing with a livery of historic automobiles adding special authenticity and charm to this re-created New England village.

Connecticut

Essex, Connecticut
This classic steam train rolls through the countryside, passing nature preserves and Colonial villages.
Naugatuck Railroad
Railroad Museum of New England
Thomaston, Connecticut
NRR passengers relax in restored vintage 1920s coaches while criss-crossing the Naugatuck River on its 20-mi/32-km circuit through Mattatuck Forest.

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  4. A note about Edaville USA, Jeff generally Columbus Day weekend or the weekend after is their cranberry festival where you can take the train and see foliage and the red cranberries being harvested. Sometimes they might their steam engine on the run, which is better. Also the town of Carver is a quaint little New England town, well worth exploring with 2 white steepled churches and some historic homes.

    • Thanks Mark, I’ve gone down to Carver a few times but only once during the Mid October time when the Cranberries are being harvested. (a great time to go down there BTW…)
      There is so much to see and do in New England I tend to miss something every year but I try the next year to hit what I missed in the previous yr.
      If you don’t mind I’m going to add your comment on my train page. If you have a link you want included with your comment let me know… ๐Ÿ™‚ Credit where credit is due. ๐Ÿ™‚

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