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The Best Easter Train Rides in New Jersey

Polar Express trains are so yesterday’s news. It’s now time to book your tickets and hop aboard an Easter Bunny train ride. Kids of all ages will love taking a ride along with the guest of honor—the Easter Bunny, of course. Many rides include an Easter egg hunt, photo opportunities and some candy treats, too.

Get your tickets early as these train rides often sell out fast. Hop to it as Easter will be here before you know it!


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Black River & Western Railroad

easter train ridesWhere: Flemington Station, 80 Stangl Road, Flemington
When: April 2, 8, 9, 14 & 15 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Price: $17.50 for adults, $9 for children (3-11), free for kids under 3
Details: This railroad has been part of the area for more than 50 years and the rail line has been in continuous operation for more than 160 years. Enjoy a relaxing 25-minute ride from Flemington to Ringoes and back again on the Easter Bunny Express. Peter Cottontail visits each child, posing for photos upon request and handing out small candy treats. During the layover in Ringoes, browse the gift shop or use the restrooms. You can also visit the museum car, which boasts displays and artifacts about Hunterdon County’s railroad and transportation history.
More info:
Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Delaware River Railroad Excursions

easter train rides

Where: 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg
When: April 8, 9 & 15 at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Price: $18 for adults, $11 for children (2-12), $4 for kids under 2
Details: Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train. Your trip on a historic passenger coach leaves from Phillipsburg and winds along the Delaware River. The train travels along the river to Carpentersville—while a hobo plays a banjo and a juggler shows off some tricks—to the destination of Lime Kilns. In front of the 150-year-old Lime Kilns is a glade filled with Easter eggs. Upon arrival, hop off to take a picture with Mr. Bunny and gather Easter eggs filled with toys and candy.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Where: 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA
When: April 1 & 2 and April 7 to 16 at various times
Price: $29.95 for adults, $27.95 for children (3-11), $9.95 for kids 2 & under (coach class)
easter train ridesDetails: Technically in Pennsylvania, this railroad station is just over the bridge from Lambertville, NJ. Enjoy a comfortable ride on a turn-of-the-century passenger coach, with various seating options available. The Easter Bunny and a train crew will greet you during this 45-minute ride through the valleys and hills of Bucks County. You’ll pass beautiful scenery including streams, farmland, historic buildings, bridges and other surroundings. The Easter Bunny visits every child, distributing special treats and posing for photos taken by the staff photographer.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


The New Jersey Museum of Transportation

Where: Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township
When: April 8, 9, 15 & 16, trains leave every half hour from 12:00 to 4:30 pm
Price: $5 per person
NJ Museum of TransportationDetails: New Jersey Museum of Transportation is a not-for-profit, educational organization that owns and operates the Pine Creek Railroad. This all-volunteer railroad was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest operating narrow gauge railway exhibits in the country. This season, you and your kids can share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny. All tickets must be purchased in person at the station. Bonus: Visit the nearby Historic Village at Allaire on April 15 for a massive Easter Egg Hunt featuring over 10,000 eggs!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Whippany Railway Museum

Where: 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany
Whippany Railway MuseumWhen: April 8, 9 & 15 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm
Price: $14 for adults, $9 for children (under 12), free for infants on laps
Details: The 25th Annual Easter Bunny Express includes a 45-minute, 10-mile trip from Whippany to Roseland and back along the Morristown & Erie Railway’s historic Whippanong Trail. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny and take photos with him while enjoying holiday treats handed out by the crew. After your ride, tour the museum building and grounds, which house historic railroad locomotives, steamship memorabilia, operational model trains and a gift shop. Limited tickets are available to ride aboard the restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car (for an additional fee).
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.