Whippany Railway’s Easter Bunny Express
April 7, 13, 14 and 20 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 27th year of Whippany Railway Museum’s bunny train, 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.
Black River and Western Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express
April 7, 13, 14, 19 and 20 at 11 am and 1 pm
80 Stangl Rd., Flemington, 908-782-6622
$10 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 and heads to nearby Bowne Station for an egg hunt and meet-and-greet with Peter Cottontail on April 6, 7, 13, 14, 19 and 20 ($12-16/person).
Delaware River Railroad Excursions’ Easter Bunny Train Ride and Egg Hunt
April 13, 14 and 20 at 11 am, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 pm
100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, 877-872-4674
$18/adult, $12/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, where every kid will score four candy- and toy-filled eggs. 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.
NJ Museum of Transportation’s Easter Bunny Express
April 13, 14, 20 and 21 from noon-4:30 pm
Allaire State Park, 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. Have a blast seeing the sights from your train seats, and don’t go home without exploring the century-old Freneau Station or meeting the Easter Bunny. Trains leave every 30 minutes.
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express
April 13-21 at 11 am, times vary by day
32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA, 215-862-2332
This epic train ride is just over the NJ border. Venture through Bucks County on a 45-minute 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 like bags of candy, jelly bean-filled easter eggs and seasonal trinkets. You can even purchase photo packages aboard the train.
These events are subject to change, so be sure to call ahead to confirm that trains are running. Reserve your tix ASAP online for each venue.