January 20, 2022

Free Train Rides this weekend, May 12, 13

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is delighted to kick off its season with Neighbor Appreciation Weekend, May 12 & 13, 2012.

Neighbor Appreciation weekend includes free TRAIN and BOAT rides for residents in 5 towns along the Valley Railroad’s operating line – – Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, and Old Saybrook.

  • Passengers may elect a 1-hour train ride or 2 1/2-hour train and boat ride at 11:00am12:30pm2:00pm, or a 1-hour train ride at 3:30pm.

Hop aboard this springtime adventure bursting with flora and fauna! The magnificent Connecticut River Valley that’s our own backyard, will be on full display from the multiple decks of the Becky Thatcher riverboat. Enjoy close up views of the wildlife’s natural habitat as the train traverses the tidal wetlands of Pratt Cove and Chester Creek. Treasure the historic sites including East Haddam Swing Bridge, Goodspeed Opera House, and Gillette Castle.