Richfield Springs Scenic Railway is an eco-friendly narrow gauge tourist railway in a nature park setting on an old train line built in 1868. The train in the linear park is designed to allow visitors to experience the thrill of riding on a train while viewing the scenery along the way with the trees and branches of the cedars and tamaracks only inches from the train cars.
Winter Train Notice:
Special trains will be running throughout the winter season. Trains will not operate on days when roadway travel conditions are poor. Check ahead of time if travel conditions are poor on the day of your train ride.
The train cars are heated and seating is limited. Tickets by advance sale ONLY. Experience the quirky brand of railroad fun happening in this neck of the woods!
In the Spring and Summer months Friday evening “sunset cruise” trains are featured. Train times vary on these cruise style journeys that begin in the early evening and run until dusk. Check with the railroad website for train times.
On Saturdays the “Nature Discovery” trains run at 1,2,3 and 4PM. The one hour round trip train ride will take through a diverse wildlife area into the “Great Cedar Swamp”. You will learn about the history of the railroad on the narrated tour as the train rumbles along the Mink Creek.
The Saturday trains also let hikers off at end of the line so they can hike ahead another 1.5 miles through the cedar forest to McKoons Crossing and take a later train back to the station.
Holiday trains in December are offered on a limited basis so reservations are strongly recommended for the special “ColorGlo” trains that run at that time of year.
GROUP TOURS and private parties are available. The train can be rented for your next special event.
We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not.
Open seasonally: May - December. Call for Group and private parties.
Spring Park, with its signature clock and venerable band stand, are the centerpieces of the village of Richfield Springs, located midway on the designated NYS Route 20 Scenic Byway. Once home to hotels and guest houses, seven trains of visitors arrived daily to enjoy the health benefits of Richfield's sulphur springs.