Halloween, Fall Foliage, & Bonfire Train Rides for Philly Families

Fall train rides for Philly families

As cooler weather reaches the Delaware Valley, Philly families are reminded of their own autumnal traditions. Perhaps picking apples at a local apple orchard, raking leaves in the backyard, and carving pumpkins on the kitchen table come to mind. This year, consider adding a new experience to your fall 'must do' list by climbing aboard one of the many train rides available throughout our region. From viewing fall foliage to picking pumpkins to eating brunch or dinner onboard, there are several unique train experiences that are sure to delight children of all ages. Looking for more trains? Check out New Jersey's Halloween Train list for even more fun.

Be sure to search our event calendar for plenty of additional family activities for the fall season.

Autumn Splendor Hayride on the Rails
September 15, 17, 20, 28, 30, October 3, 18, 19, 24, 2017
The Colebrookdale Railroad
103 E. Third Street
Boyertown, PA
This two hour trip allows passengers to view the spectacular sites of fall foliage with different departure times on select days.

Family Dinner Train
September 24, 2017
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge Street
New Hope, PA
Gather the family for dinner aboard the train at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad.

Fall Foliage Express
September 24, October 1, 8, November 5, and 12, 2017
West Chester Railroad
230 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA
Sit back and experience the beauty of autumnal colors while traveling along the West Chester Railroad.

The Great Pumpkin Train
Saturdays and Sundays from September 30-October 29, 2017
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
Families can take a special train ride to the pumpkin patch on weekends throughout October. For an additional fee, kids can play in the corn maze and experience the mine train.

Fall Foliage Excursion
October 1, 8, 22, and 29, 2017
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
42 Community Center Drive
Kempton, PA
Bring your camera to capture the breath-taking colors that await. Trains depart on the hour from 1 PM- 4 PM.

Harvest Moon Special
October 7, 2017
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
42 Community Center Drive
Kempton, PA
View the full moon while aboard the train at WK & S Railroad. The train departs at 7:30 PM.

Brunch Train & Autumn Splendor Foliage Train
October 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2017
The Colebrookdale Railroad
103 E. Third Street
Boyertown, PA
Passengers can select between a Brunch and Foliage train ride, or opt for just the Autumn Splendor Foliage train at The Colebrookdale Railroad.

 Photo courtesy of West Chester Railroad.
 

Autumn Leaf Special
Saturdays and Sundays from October 7-November 5, excluding October 29 and including October 26, 2017
Wilmington & Western Railroad
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
Climb aboard and take a ride to Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

Trick-or-Treat Train
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 13-29 and October 26, 30, and 31, 2017
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge Street
New Hope, PA
Start a new tradition by dressing up in costume and collecting candy around the station.

Eerie Limited
Second Friday of the month from June to December
The Colebrookdale Railroad
103 E. Third Street
Boyertown, PA
Passengers learn about the haunts of the Secret Valley during this two hour journey.

Haunted Halloween Train
Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 13- 29 and October 26, 30, and 31, 2017
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge Street
New Hope, PA
Recommended for children over 13 only, this scary train ride sends you on a frightening trip. The railroad's Crypt Keeper cautions passengers to be prepared for anything.

Pumpkin Patch Train
October 14-15, 2017
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
42 Community Center Drive
Kempton, PA
Find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch at WK & S Railroad. Be sure to take a complimentary decorating kit to get your pumpkin ready for the season.

The Great Train Robbery
October 21, 2017
Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA
Get ready for an interactive adventure during The Great Train Robbery.

Autumn Bonfire and Cider Train
October 21, 22, 27, and 28, 2017
The Colebrookdale Railroad
103 E. Third Street
Boyertown, PA
Children can wear costumes onboard the Bonfire Train. Once gathered by the fire, enjoy fall goodies.

Strasburg Spooktacular
October 28, 2017
Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA
New for 2017, passengers can climb aboard the Strasburg Spooktacular for some Halloween fun. This family-friendly trip takes guests to Groff's Grove where they can enjoy a Halloween festival.

 Photo courtesy of Strasburg Railroad.

Halloween Express
October 29, 2017
Wilmington & Western Railroad
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
A couple of friendly witches take a ride on the Wilmington & Western during this not-so-scary train ride.

Day Out with Thomas
November 17-19, 2017
Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend, Percy, arrive for another visit to Strasburg Railroad.

Header photo courtesy of Delaware River Railroad Excursions.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge Street
18938 New Hope , PA 40° 21' 51.57" N, 74° 57' 7.7832" W
Pennsylvania
Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road
17572 Ronks , PA 39° 58' 58.692" N, 76° 9' 36.8784" W
Pennsylvania
West Chester Railroad
230 E. Market Street
19382 West Chester , PA 39° 57' 39.8124" N, 75° 36' 1.3788" W
Pennsylvania
Wilmington & Western Railroad
2201 Newport Gap Pike
19808 Wilmington , DE 39° 44' 19.9968" N, 75° 37' 56.0424" W
Delaware
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth Street
08865 Phillipsburg , NJ 40° 41' 18.0456" N, 75° 12' 1.026" W
New Jersey
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
42 Community Center Drive
19529 Kempton , PA 40° 37' 45.0264" N, 75° 51' 3.5892" W
Pennsylvania
The Colebrookdale Railroad
103 E Third Street
19512 Boyertown , PA 40° 19' 54.6384" N, 75° 38' 17.4696" W
Pennsylvania