We open on April 14th, weekends only, with two departures on both Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 to Bartlett & 1:30 to Conway
The 11-mile, 55-minute roundtrip Conway excursion is ideal for visitors wanting a shorter train ride, especially those with young children. On this excursion, you’ll travel south past the Moat Mountain Range and parallel Route 16 before passing through farmlands and crossing Moat Brook, the Saco and Swift Rivers on the way to Conway. Here, you can watch the powerful locomotive “run around” the train in preparation of the return trip.
The 21 mile, 1¾ hour roundtrip Bartlett excursion offers a longer and more relaxing train ride that takes you “over the river and through the woods.” You’re invited to sit back and enjoy the passing scenery as you travel through fields and woodlands, crossing the East Branch, Saco and Ellis Rivers on the way to Bartlett. Here you also have the opportunity to watch the locomotive “run around” for the return trip to North Conway.
First Class dining on the Dining Car Chororua is an option on the Valley Trains from mid-June through late October. A three-course lunch is available twice a day, on both the 11:30 departure to Bartlett and the 1:30 departure to Conway. Dinner service is available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings through Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend.