Ride the Rails with the Easter Bunny!
Take your kids for a spin on one of these seasonal Easter Bunny train rides. And hop to it, they sell out fast!
Photo courtesy of Whippany Railroad
March 24, 25 and 31 from 1-4 pm at the top of every hour
1 Railway Plaza, Whippany, 973-887-8177
$12-15 kids; $17-20 adults
This is the 26th year of Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express, a 45-minute trip along the Whippanong Trail and back (that's 10 miles!). Your kids will get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and snap a photo with him before the ride ends.
March 18, 24, 25 and 30 at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm
80 Stangl Rd., Flemington, 908-782-6622
$9 ages 3-11; $16 ages 12 and up, plus $1.50 service fee per ticket
Meet the Big Hopper at Flemington Station, then embark on a round-trip ride to Ringoes. Bunny helpers will pass out goodies and host storytime onboard. Ask for a quick photo with the Easter Bunny while you're there. Can't make one of the Express rides? Opt for the Cottontail Limited, a train that departs Ringoes Station and heads to Bowne Station nearby for an egg hunt on March 31 ($14/person).
March 24, 25 and 31 at 11 am, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 pm
99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, 877-872-4674
$18/adult, $11/child, $4/0-2 years
Discover the beauty of the scenic Delaware River with Mr. E. Bunny himself. Make your way along the water to Carpentersville for an egg hunt at the 150-year-old lime kilns. Search the glade for Easter goodies, snag a pic with the bunny and take in the talents of a juggler and banjo-playing hobo on the ride.
March 24, 25 and 31 and April 1 from noon-4 pm
4265 Atlantic Ave., Wall Twp., 732-938-5524
Located inside Allaire State Park, this museum has its own diesel locomotives that operate daily most of the year. Luckily, they're reopening for the season early this year to celebrate with the Easter Bunny! Have a blast seeing the sights from your train seats, and don't go home without exploring the century-old Freneau Station. Trains leave every 30 minutes.
March 17-18, 23-31 and April 1 at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm; additional 5 pm ride on 3/31
32 West Bridge St., New Hope, PA, 215-862-2332
Call for pricing
This epic train ride is just over the NJ border, and runs daily for much of March leading up to the holiday. Venture through Bucks county on a one-hour excursion that starts and ends at New Hope Train Station. The Bunny will stop to greet every passenger to take pics and hand out treats. You can even purchase photo packages aboard the train.