New England Rails & Trails

October 6–13, 2021

Summit Mount Washington aboard the Cog Railway and experience three modes of transportation from Massachusetts to Maine and back on this seven-night journey.

In Boston, see the Old North Church where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, tour the restored Boston Tea Party ships, and wander historic Beacon Hill and visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Then, travel to North Conway.  Enjoy breathtaking vistas aboard the Cog Railway as you summit Mount Washington—the highest peak in the northeast.  Later, board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a nostalgic ride through the Mount Washington Valley countryside.

Next, motorcoach along the Kancamagus Highway. Take in unparalleled views of the Quechee Gorge, “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon,” and the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations at the Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock.

View the impressive collection of American art at the Shelburne Museum and watch apples turn to cider at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.  Also, pay a visit to the home of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station.

In Portland, Maine, take a scenic cruise around Casco Bay before snapping a photo in front of the famed Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth.  Before concluding your trip enjoy a taste of Maine with a farewell lobster dinner.

Tour Operator: Premier

Next Steps

We will happily send you brochures listing included features, itineraries, and pricing. Questions? We’re just a phone call away! Call Mary MacDonald at 800-414-1541 or 765-494-5175, or email alumnitravel@purdue.edu.

To make a reservation with Premier, please call 877-953-8687.