DELAWARE RIVER RAILROAD EXCURSIONS

If you’re looking for more than just a pumpkin patch, NJ railroads are boarding little monsters from all over the state this season. These pumpkin trains are a fun and unique way to get in the festive fall spirit. Make sure to book your excursion in advance, many of these trains sell out early.

Black River & Western Railroad Pumpkin Train

80 Stangl Road, Flemington
908-782-6622
Hop aboard this train at Flemington Station and take a ride to Everitt Farms. Once you arrive at pumpkin junction, you’ll be able to explore their corn maze and do other farm activities. Your ticket includes the train ride and entry to the corn maze, a kid activity, wagon ride and music and games. Masks are required on the train. Pick-your-own pumpkins available $5/pumpkin.
Details: Every Saturday and Sunday from thru October 24.  $15/kids, $21/adults. Get tickets here.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions’ The Great Pumpkin Train

100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
877-872-4674
Take a ride on The Great Pumpkin Train, where you can chug along the beautiful Delaware River in the peak of fall. The Great Pumpkin Train will drop you off at the pumpkin patch, where each kid can pick their own pumpkin for free. While exploring all of the pumpkins, you can take in the beauty of the Carpentersville Lime Kilns (the oldest and largest in the state). If that’s not enough excitement for you, add on a trip to the Corn Maze. You can also visit the Ol’ Susquehanna Mine, which is filled with shiny treasures for you to bring home. You just have to find them first.
Details: Every Saturday and Sunday from October 1-31. $12/kids, $18/adults. Additional attractions $5/each. Get your tickets here.

DiDonato Fun Center’s Trick-or-Treat Train

1151 White Horse Pike, Hammonton
609-561-3040
ALL-A-BOO this tot-friendly train through the friendly Halloween town. core some sweet treats at the Snack and Toy Cottage, find your way through the Halloween Hay Maze, and pick pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.  But if you’d like to venture indoors, you can add on galactic golf or bowling for some added fun.
Details: Weekends September 25 – October 24.  $12.95/person (when purchased in advance, $14.95/person at gate). Children under 12 months are free. Bowling and shoe rental $6 add on.  Get your tickets here.

Whippany Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Train

Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany 
(973) 887-8177
This 10 mile railroad trip from Whippany to Roseland is the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon with your family. Each ticket includes a pumpkin you can pick from the pumpkin patch. There is also pumpkin decorating and children are enoucraged to come dressed in costume and mingle with some friendly neighborhood ghosts and zombies.
Details:October 3, 10 and 17. Lackawanna 2454 Club Car $22, Jersey Coast Club Car $20, Caboose $15. Children under 1 year are free. Book your tickets ahead of time.