Rail Bike Adventure

8 Mile Round Trip Adventure

Next Available: Sunday February 28, 2021

Pedal a Rail-Bike for a 8 mile round trip adventure over moderate terrain from Essex Station south to Old Saybrook and return; passing along the Preserve (The Preserve is a 963 acre forest located in the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook. It was recognized as the largest remaining unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York before its acquisition for conservation) while enjoying the stunning New England fall weather.

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Winter Warmer Lunch Series

Enjoy warmth and comfort at its finest aboard this season’s Essex Clipper Winter Warmer lunch series.

Pick one or delight in all three unique weekends, featuring 90 minute lunch excursions through the scenic Connecticut River Valley.


Bacon & Bourbon

Join us on February 27 for our first Bacon & Bourbon pairing on the rails! Our Bacon and Bourbon pairing is sure to delight your senses with the essence of smoke & oak together on this intimate 2 hour excursion.


Wine & Cheese

Join us for an exclusive wine and cheese event aboard the Essex Steam Train where you will indulge in the joys of matching the perfect cheese with your favorite wine selection.


Hand on the Throttle

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about and actually operate a full size steam locomotive! Registrants receive home study materials covering railroad and steam locomotive safety as well as basic steam locomotive theory and operation.


Day Out with Thomas 2021

(Day Out With Thomas has moved from 8/29/20-9/6/20 TO 5/29/21-6/5/21)

Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for the “Celebration Tour!” in honor of Thomas’s birthday!