The Conway Scenic Railroad is a true gem of the Mount Washington Valley! It’s one of the best ways to take in the wonderful mountain views. Sit back, relax, and let the conductor do the work! You’ll feel like you’ve gone back to a simpler, quainter time on the Scenic Railroad. Here’s what you need to know before your trip!
The Valley Train departs North Conway and heads in one of two directions – South, to the station in Conway Village (roughly a one hour trip), or north, to the Bartlett Station (closer to two hours). The Conway trip will take you through beautiful open fields and over several rivers. You’ll have views of some of the areas most scenic mountains, including the Moats and Mt. Chocorua. This is a great trip for younger kids – not too long and not too short. For older kids, or younger train enthusiasts, the Bartlett trip offers fantastic views and many opportunities to wave at the cars as they wait for the train to go by!
This is the Scenic Railroad’s true gem. You will depart the North Conway station and return roughly 6 hours later having truly taken in the Scenic Railroad experience. This journey travels past Bartlett through Crawford Notch, which has truly epic views. There is a stopover at the AMC Highland Center, a beautiful place to have lunch and take in the mountain views.
Enjoy a true first class experience aboard the dining car. Delicious food served in a comfortable, exclusive train car. Sit back, relax, and let the apps come to you! There are lunch as well as dinner options available for your enjoyment. The menu features Haddock Sandwiches, Turkey Dinners, Chicken Salads, and veggie options. Why not sip a cocktail or a beer to top it all off?
All throughout the Spring and Summer, there are fun events for adults and kids on the Conway Scenic Railroad. Easter, Mother’s Day, the 4th of July… every major holiday features a special trip on the Scenic Railroad! Visit with Santa on the Christmas in July train. Help solve a mystery on the Murder Mystery Train. Ride the Johnny Appleseed out to the orchard to do some picking! Or if you’re visiting around Christmas, ride the ultimate holiday train… the Journey to the North Pole!
Take your once in a lifetime experience to meet Santa at the North Pole! The train leaves the North Conway station on many winter nights before Christmas and makes a magical trip up the Santa’s Workshop! Enjoy hot cocoa and treats aboard the train and let the elves guide you to the workshop, where you’ll meet Santa and hear a reading of a Christmas tale. This is a real treat for children and adults alike!
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