The following press release was provided by Nicole Anllo:
The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is ready for autumn with a special seasonal schedule. From September 6-September 29 guests can enjoy train and boat rides Friday-Sunday through the Connecticut River Valley. During the peak autumn season, October 3 – October 27, the annual Fall Foliage journey will run 5 days a week, Thursday-Monday.
This trip allows guests to travel through the Connecticut River Valley on a 2 ½ hour train and boat ride, enjoying the beautiful colors of changing autumn leaves. The Fall Foliage ride offers departures at 11:00am,12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm (final departure time is train only). All departures leave from Essex Station located at 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT 06426.
Travelers will enjoy riding on a vintage steam train through the woodlands along the shore of the Connecticut River. The train will transport guests from Essex Station to Deep River, where passengers will board the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a trip up the Connecticut River past landmarks including Gillette Castle, the Goodspeed Opera House and the Haddam Swing Bridge.
From the windows of your train coach to the open decks of the Becky Thatcher riverboat, there’s always a good view of the colorful Connecticut countryside onboard the Fall Foliage trip.
For more information on seasonal operations, or to purchase tickets ahead of time, please visitwww.essexsteamtrain.com.