This January and February, get out those X/C skis, snowshoes, or winter boots and ride the Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway's steam-powered trains to a day of winter fun at Steam and Sleighs! Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh rides, tractor rides, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and more.
At Top of the Mountain Station, you will be able to board either a horse drawn Sleigh or tractor pulled wagon and visit SeaLyon Farm, where farm goods will be available, in addition to sweet treats from Creamed Baking Co. and wood fired pizza from Blazing Tomato Pizza. Trails at Top of the Mountain and Alna Center stations will be open for hiking, cross country skiing, or snowshoe on the trails around Top of the Mountain, or the trails at Alna Center station.
Free hot cocoa and coffee will be available to help keep visitors warm at Sheepscot, Top of Mountain and at SeaLyon Farm. Additional food and farm items at SeaLyon farm are available for separate purchase. A heated car will be also be open at Top of Mountain with an attendant to help direct you to your desired activities.
All trains to Steam and Sleighs leave from Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Rd. Alna), on Jan. 25 and 26 along with Feb. 15 and 16 at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m.
Tickets include train fare, sleigh and tractor rides, hot beverages, and access to skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing trails. Tickets are available by advance sale at wwfrytickets.simpletix.com and will also be available the day of the event at Sheepscot. Buying in advance is a great choice because it reserves a spot on the train and helps to avoid waiting for trains and sleigh rides. Sundays tend to be less busy than Saturdays. Ticket prices are as follows: $10 adults; $9/ 60 and over, museum members, and military (active and veteran); $5 children 4-12; free children birth-3. You may return on any train you wish to or break your journey at any station and resume it on a later train.
Come dressed prepared for the weather. If you care to engage in outdoor activities, please bring your own skis, snowshoes, or outdoor gear.