DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR TRIP. CLICK HERE.

5.0
2 votes

Essex Steam Train

1 Railroad Ave, Essex, Connecticut 06426 USA

$$
$$$$
Reasonable
Open Now
Wed 9a-5p
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
Add to Trip

“12-mile, narrated round-trip”

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat's 2½-hour journey begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley - designated "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy. The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches at 20 mph through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester. The picturesque countryside includes pristine meadows, a quaint farm, a millpond with waterfall, and trestles and bridges over rivers and creeks. A natural highlight is the undeveloped Selden Neck State Park, accessible only by boat. Essex Steam Train offers unique access to several coves and preserves, immersing passengers in an on-board eco-excursion. The train travels near the tidal wetlands of Pratt Cove and Chester Creek - - bountiful, natural habitats for birds. Among those typically spotted are Cormorants, Ducks, Swans, Greenland Geese, Blue Heron, Egrets, and Red-winged Blackbirds. In February and March, the majestic Bald Eagle is the star of the show, when it migrates south to the Connecticut River Valley from Canada and Maine.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
KC Coake

  • 41 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
July 22, 2018
Rated 5.0

We did the train and riverboat combo and had a great time! All of the employees were really helpful and gave great information. My daughters and I had a great time enjoying the train and the Connecticut river.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Essex Steam Train.

Essex Steam Train

1 Railroad Ave
Essex, Connecticut
06426 USA

Hours

Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

Nearby Hotels

Old Lyme, Connecticut
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
FastBook

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Deep River Center, Connecticut
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Related Trip Guides

107381