Join us on the Downeast Scenic Railroad, the first tourist-passenger rail to grace the historic Calais Branch Line in decades, for the best day trip in Ellsworth!
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The Downeast Scenic Railroad was named Best Day Trip in this year’s poll of Down East Magazine readers’ favorites!
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- Saturdays & Sundays Days Saturdays & Sundays
- 1.75 hours Duration 1.75 hours
- All ages Ages All ages
The Downeast Scenic Railroad offers a scenic ten-mile round-trip train ride from Ellsworth, Maine, on the historic Calais Branch Line. This is the first passenger train to run on the line in decades! Come join us for a beautiful ride.
While traveling this stretch of the line, we have observed many forms of wildlife, including osprey, blue herons, bald eagles, moose, deer, snapping turtles, foxes, beavers, and even bears!
Any day on the rails is a good one, and we look forward to having you join us! Book your ride today.