Fall Foliage

Imagine traveling through one of the “last great places on earth” in Living Color! Now, board the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat for the ultimate Fall Foliage journey through the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley.

Fall Foliage - © Jody Dole - Used by Permission - jodydole.com

© Jody Dole – Used by Permission – jodydole.com


This 2-1/2 hour nature excursion is guaranteed to reawaken all of your senses. Relax and soak up the colorful sights while gently rolling through the countryside aboard vintage train coaches. From the open decks of the Becky Thatcher Riverboat, you’ll revel in stunning views of the hills bursting with Fall Foliage and reflecting on the river water.

In addition to our Steam Train & Riverboat excursion, the Essex Clipper Dinner Train is particularly popular during foliage season. We offer weekend dinner departures (Saturday & Sunday) throughout September and October, and add a noontime lunch train departure for the peak foliage season on October! And, new for 2015, we’ve added a weekday Lunch Excursion (lunch on board the train, with connection to our riverboat and steam train excursion) on select operating days.




Make this magnificent autumnal adventure an annual Fall Foliage tradition for the memory books!