Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway, New Hampshire
38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, New Hampshire 03860| Map |
The Conway Scenic Railroad is the perfect place for both young Thomas the Tank Engine fans and those who appreciate a relaxing experience in the countryside. A heritage railroad complete with a station building and roundhouse, this National Register of Historic Places-recognized attraction is sure to delight visitors of all ages. All buildings at Conway Scenic Railroad are original and date back to the late 1800’s. The railroad operates two lines (Notch and Valley) that guide guests along three lovely routes. Rides range from one hour (recommended for families with very young children) to five hours (best for families craving some stellar scenery). Throughout each experience guests can enjoy the mountains, rivers and countryside of New Hampshire, though some routes do pass through more developed areas. Longer routes also feature a full service dining car that harkens back to the pomp and circumstance of the Golden Era of railroading. As most of the vintage passenger cars were produced in the 1920’,s many visitors feel as though they’ve truly stepped back in time. Notch train riders have the added bonus of a stop off at the lovely Saco Pond and a ride over the historic Frankenstein Trestle Bridge, while Valley train riders love taking advantage of the luxurious observation car.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Children under 4 years of age ride free on Valley Trains. Well behaved dogs are welcome if they are restrained by owners.
Address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, New Hampshire 03860| Map
Phone: 603 356 5251
Hours: Check Schedule. Times vary More Info
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Conway Railroad ...Scenic and SereneFlag review
What's not to like about an old-fashioned railroad nestled in the White Mountains. My family and I (husband, son age 9 and foster child age 3) set out for a relaxing journey outdoors. The adventure began at the North Conway Station which looks like an old fashioned Depot. The conductors are clad classic conductors uniforms complete with a black conductors hat. The train engineer dons the traditional striped overalls, hat and bandana. I remember the look on my 3 y.o. foster child's face when the big steam train pulled into the Depot. His jaw dropped as the engine squeeled to a halt. What a perfect BOY experience. We chose to ride in the Gertrude Emma, first class seating in a Pullman Parlor-Observation car. We loved the whimsical atmosphere and cozied into the white wicker chairs. We could all enjoy the view and the blue grass music added to the ambiance. In fact, the three year old fell asleep during the ride and our 9 year old loved it! The 11 mile trip took around an hour and it was plenty of time. The 9 year old climbed out during the "run around" where they change the cars in preparation for the ride back. It was an enjoyable, relaxing, old fashioned day out for our family. I always like when there is an educational component to our trips and this one fit the bill. Leave extra time to wander around the Depot and see some old train memorabilia and perhaps buy a train whistle , bandana or conductors hat!! The gift shop is reasonable and the whole trip was well worth the money ( Adults $19.50 and children $15.00).
Tips for Families
The Railroad offers other longer trips so check the schedule to find the best fit for your family. Consider eating breakfast or lunch at The Glenn Junction Family Restaurant in Glenn N.H. to continue the "railroad" theme adventure. This restaurant features a working train set which runs around the ceiling while you dine!!
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