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Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
+1 603-356-5251
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Excellent ride on the Notch Train

The notch train up to Crawford notch is a great way to sit back and get to see scenery. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carl C
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Franklin, New Hampshire
37 years

Been coming here eevery year for 37 years and have continued the tradition with my own children so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
campinglady37
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience with all trains departing from an 1874 station in North Conway Village. Whether you choose one of the Valley Trains to Conway or Bartlett, or take the Notch Train through spectacular Crawford Notch, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy. Valley Train Season: mid-April through December. Notch Train Season: late June through mid-October. Coach, First Class, and Dining Car options are available on all routes. Chilren under 4 ride free in Coach on the Valley Trains. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.
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  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The notch train up to Crawford notch is a great way to sit back and get to see scenery. There is a narriator, slightly hard to hear at times and monotone could put one to sleep, who provides an excellent history of the railroads in...More

Thank Carl C
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this review, Carl, and for your comments about your experience here. One of the reasons that we extended the Notch Train's season (runs through October 28th this year) is so that people can enjoy the views that open up after the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here eevery year for 37 years and have continued the tradition with my own children so they can feel.the history and amazing views that every.eide they have offers!

Thank campinglady37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 55 minute Conway trip. Our 3 y.o. granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasn't as scenic as I had hoped, some views of the mountains but then mostly woods, corn fields and homes and businesses. But since our granddaughter had such a good...More

1  Thank mammy723
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. In the 43 years since Conway Scenic opened as a tourist train, the North Conway area has seen a great deal of development, and the views have changed considerably along the Conway route in particular. Still,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 1-1/2 hour train to Bartlett from N Conway. Decided to do the lunch ride and it was the right decision. Had the burger and it was delicious. The service was great and attentive. Recommend as something fun to do in the area

Thank Michael B
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this nice review, Michael. It's very much appreciated! I'll be sure to share your comments with our restaurant partners at Attitash Resort. They do a great job! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our plan was to do some cycling but an ankle sprain just before our vacation begin sent us scrambling for other options. We are thankful we gave the Conway Scenic a try! We had ridden years ago with our children and remembered the backyard views...More

Thank Scott L
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for this great review, Scott! We really appreciate your taking the time to post all these details of what sounds like a most enjoyable trip! The Notch Train runs through October 28 this year, and the views open up even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the Thomas the Train weekend and had a blast. Thomas took us on a 30 minute scenic ride and we had fun at the games and attractions around it. I never thought i would enjoy a train station, but this was fun...More

Thank Tooch81
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review! We're so glad that your family had a good time at our Thomas event. Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about the wonderful people working there. Helpful, informative, and kind. The views we saw up and down the notch are, of course, spectacular! And the lunch served in the dining car was delious!

1  Thank 365joane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that they have restored the old railroad cars. To call the trip scenic is a bit of a push. Perhaps if we had done this first, before Franconia Notch Flume Gorge, Dianas Baths, and other spectacular scenes, this might have seemed more "scenic"...More

Thank putertutor22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are members of a club called ETE, for European Train Enthusiasts. We build large model railroads, and some of us regularly travel to Europe to enjoy the real thing. This was our annual club outing, 24 strong, mostly couples. While nothing here goes 200...More

Thank Karl_from_Flanders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but we took the 1.75 hour trip to Bartlett and the scenery was a letdown. Lots and lots of green with occasional river crossings. I'm sure this is better in the autumn with all the fall colors, and with some leaves down you'd have some...More

1  Thank Northern_Traveler00
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DeeEss
14 August 2017|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
The Lower Dome has fewer seats (24) than the CP Reed (68), but both have comfortable, upholstered seats. As indicated in several earlier posts, the CP Reed has higher seats with head supports. Box lunches may be ordered no... More
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Kathy H
23 July 2017|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
We would agree with the above responses in that the Notch Train is too long for small children. The most popular route for young families is our 55-minute Conway route. While it does offer some nice, distant mountain... More
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cruisingdebbi
28 June 2017|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
The Notch Train, definitely. It goes up into the mountains.
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