Rail Bike Adventure

8 Mile Round Trip Adventure

Management makes the decision about adding Rail Bikes on Monday of each week based upon the weather forecast for the upcoming weekend – tickets will be put up for sale on TUESDAY morning of each week when we decide on opening. Please check our website and Facebook page for notice of upcoming bikes, including SNOW BIKES!

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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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.


Valentine Dinner Train

Treat your Valentine to a special 2 hour dining excursion aboard the Essex Clipper Dinner Train!  The romance of rails and vintage train cars will set the scene for a memorable expression of your affection.


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!