Conway Scenic Railroad
The White Mountains' forested peaks envelop the panoramas in North Conway, a Mount Washington Valley destination filled with antique charms. One such joy is the Conway Scenic Railroad, a rail line that offers scenic and heritage rail excursions. The rail line has transported guests through the lush North Conway region since 1974, shuttling travelers to destinations like Crawford and Barlett and back on its roundtrip rail corridors. However, the history of the tracks dates back over a century longer to the 1870s.
Select journeys on the Conway Scenic Railroad still take place on the special steam engine that stole the hearts of visitors nearly 50 years ago; however, the bulk of the rail expeditions from North Conway utilize efficient diesel engines that glide along the valley's standard-gauge tracks with ease. In all, there are three spectacular routes from which to choose, two that are noted as heritage lines and one that is scenic. The railway also offers a seasonal winter route.
Each season brings its glory to the scenery surrounding the Conway Scenic Railroad. In the spring and summer, the valley bursts with new growth, rich greens, and colorful flowers. In the fall, the foliage sets ablaze in a glow of red, yellow, and orange leaves; the line's views, especially the Mountaineer route, are unrivaled. Wintertime's cloak changes the landscape once more, offering a fresh perspective on the surroundings. Discover the unmatched beauty of New Hampshire's forests and mountains on the Conway Scenic Railroad.