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Downeast Scenic Railroad

34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245
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a ride on a train

The 2 1/2 hour train ride town, forest, and wetlands and we learned some things about the area... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Ellen P
Mesquite, Texas
A Must if you are a Train Lover

Ten of us went on this train ride and we all enjoyed very much. The volunteers who staff the train... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
barbara m
Red Hook, New York
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34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The 2 1/2 hour train ride town, forest, and wetlands and we learned some things about the area, though the train whistle covered up much of the narrative. The most interesting part was when, at the end, an engine hooked up to the end of...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Ten of us went on this train ride and we all enjoyed very much. The volunteers who staff the train go out of their way to make it fun and interesting. We sat outdoors in an open car but there are enclosed cars as well....More

Thank barbara m
Reviewed 12 September 2017

September in MDI, our yearly Acadia visit. Always looking for something a four year old would like and this was a BIG hit! Very reasonably priced and the two year old rode free. The over an hour and a half ride was fun and educational....More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were traveling with a four year old train lover. The 90 minute trip was just right. The volunteers running the train were helpful and informative. If you are interested in hearing the tour and history information I suggest you sit near a speaker. We...More

Thank Gbear2013
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I am certain your kid's would love this. As two adults - it was not a thrill seeking event but it was a nice ride on a truly historic train. The people working are all volunteers and take their jobs both seriously and with great...More

Thank cllsrr
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the volunteers and others behind preserving this important piece of history. If you are a railroad buff or are interested in the history of the Bar Harbor, Maine area you will enjoy this trip. While the trip is short, and not overly...More

2  Thank DonHBangor_Maine
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The 1-1/2 hour narrated train ride was truly a step back in time. The conductor was extremely knowledgabe and passionate. The rail car we rode in had a great background that was explained on a plaque that was highly visible. The ride, turn-around - and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Run by the preservation society. NOT all that scenic although it is cute when you "get to punch your own ticket". Old historic cars...maybe interesting for the RR buff.

Thank Kenn S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very disappointed in this "scenic trip." This is not scenic. The only fun part was walking into the train and seeing how people used to travel in 1930. That was over in a minute or two, max. The whole "trip" was spent more time stopping...More

1  Thank JaneK473
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I am truly a Railroad fanatic and couldn't wait to take a "scenic ride". The "only" good point of the entire day for me was that I could climb up into the engine and actually blow the whistle,...I'm still a kid at heart! But the...More

Thank Ellen W
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
Response from Gary B | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on the Downeast Scenic Railroad as long as the horn or other people in close proximity don't bother your pet.
8 March 2017|
Response from Kenn S | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure short of a blizzard......they are open all year