Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails with the WW&F Railway

Alna | Sat, May 29 - Sat, Aug 28 | All Ages

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Time: Sat, May 29 - Sat, Aug 28, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Alna

Description:

The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway is offering a special adventure in partnership with us!

Ride the railway to Trout Brook Preserve and enjoy a guided hike through one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems!

Duration: Three hours

About The Experience:

Board your train at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) for a 20 minute trip through the backwoods of Alna to Top of Mountain, where the volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy will take you on a guided tour of the scenic Trout Brook Preserve.

The 126-acre Trout Brook Preserve protects over 4,200 feet of the lower reaches of Trout Brook as well as frontage along the main stem of the Sheepscot River. A half-mile loop trail on the southern portion of the preserve traverses old orchards and pasture lands and affords a look at one of the wider sections of Trout Brook.

Following the 1.5hr guided hike, the historic steam train will return you back to Sheepscot station.

Ticket price includes the train ride, the guided hike, as well as parking at Sheepscot. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated; instead please consider our Sheepscot Valley Service or a Caboose Adventure. Please dress accordingly for outdoor activities and hiking.

Trains for Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 11:00am.

Ride and hike dates are May 29th, July 10th and August 28th.

To buy tickets, go to the WW&F Railway website here.

 

Notes from WW & F:

  • The 6/12 train may be hauled by our diesel locomotive #52. 5/29, 7/10, & 8/29 will feature historic steam locomotive #9.
  • A portion of the ticket price for this event includes a donation to help further the mission of Midcoast Conservancy.