If it’s only to see the fall foliage, families will enjoy the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, Connecticut. If your kids love all things trains, boats and beyond, they’ll love taking cool tours on this classic train.
You can travel first class, coach or in an open car with wooden bench seats, or you can take a ride in a big red caboose (seasonal)—a riverboat ride can be added on to any price package ($10–$41). Families with a group of five or more paying passengers enjoy 10% off their tickets. Cool seasonal events include “Day Out with Thomas,” “Circus Train” and “Santa Special.” For more details, check the website.