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Wildlife on the Connecticut River – Eagles

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The eagles are back in town! The Connecticut River area is home to myriad wildlife:  deer, coyotes, harbor seals, wild turkeys, various eagle and hawk species, loons, and other fowl. One of the most majestic of these species can be […]


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Sunset Cigar and Whiskey Cruise – June 7!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Join us as we host a night of refined pleasures on our popular Cigar & Whiskey Cruise designed for adults only. Ride our vintage train & riverboat. Sample one of our premium whiskeys paired with a hand-rolled, Connecticut-wrapped cigar. Food will be provided […]


Connecticut River Wildlife – A Winter Spectacle

Friday, February 16, 2018

“In the bleak mid-winter,” the old carol goes, “Frosty wind made moan/Earth stood hard as iron/Water like a stone.” And yet, even in this dead season, there are signs of life. Outside, tracks in the snow tell of the busy […]


Wildlife on the Connecticut River – Snowy Owl Irruptions

Monday, February 12, 2018

Arctic Ghosts in Connecticut Connecticut birdwatchers are enjoying a real treat — an influx of great snowy owls, a phenomenon known as an “irruption.” The ghostly white arctic birds have been spotted this winter in significant numbers along the shoreline as […]


Thank you for a great 2017!

Thursday, January 4, 2018
ESTR Thank You

From all of us at Essex Steam Train, thank you for a wonderful and fun 2017! Here’s to more adventures in the new year! Click to watch our video!