Eagle Flyer

February 15,16,17,22, & 23

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars.

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Murder Mystery Dinner Train

SOLD OUT

Experience the elegance of the Roaring 20s aboard our beautiful turn of the century Pullman Dining cars. Don’t let the glitz and glamour distract you, danger is around every turn!

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Rail-Bike Adventure

April 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, 25 & 26

Pedal a Rail-Bike for a 75 minute, 6 mile round trip adventure over easy terrain with stunning scenery along the CT River. Navigate your way through the heart of a working boatyard/marina, and past historic farmhouses all while enjoying the stunning New England autumn foliage.

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Bunny Breakfast & Train Ride

April 10, & 11

Hop on over to our station for a bunny filled morning that is topped off with a train ride! Enjoy quality family time with a hot breakfast featuring the Easter Bunny himself!

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Day Out with Thomas

April 25th & 26th, May 2nd & 3rd

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 this spring!

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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.

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 Themed Family Tea Excursions

May 16, 17, 23 & 24

Take in the beautiful spring scenery on this one hour round-trip train ride through the Connecticut River Valley. Delight in an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, scones, and more, aboard a beautifully restored 1920s era Pullman Dining car during this unique and one-of-a-kind family excursion.

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 Chocolate & Wine

June 11 & 25

It’s a match made in heaven! Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat, where you’ll sample four pairings of fabulous wines and decadent chocolates.

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Now You See It…Now You Don’t

Murder Mystery Dinner Train – June 27

Dress in your finest Summer Evening Ware and enjoy a cocktail gathering before your 2.5 hour fully immersive Dinner Train experience where you will have to help find out just who-dun-it. The culprit could be any of the guests you boarded with so use caution!

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Tacos & Tequila Cruise

July 10, 17, 24, & 31

It’s time for some Tacos, Tequila and Tunes aboard the Tacos & Tequila Cruise!

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New for 2020: Bubble Boat

August 13

Have you ever dreamed of gliding down a golden lit river at sunset while sipping Champagne, Prosecco or Sparkling Rose? You can live that dream aboard our Bubble Boat Cruise.

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Cruise to Parrotdise

August 14 & 21

It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere, right? Hop aboard the Becky Thatcher for a sunset cruise, “Keys Style”!

 

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