During your next visit to The Lafayette Inn, take a leisurely, 5-minute drive over the bridge to New Jersey and experience Delaware River Railroad Excursions. It doesn’t get much better than a scenic ride along the Delaware River on historic railroad equipment staffed by enthusiastic volunteers. They have an array of fun-filled trips, and it’s easy to find one that’s perfect for anyone of any age.
The fun doesn’t stop there. There’s so much to see and do throughout Easton and the Lehigh Valley! Take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide and start planning your trip.
All About Delaware River Railroad Excursions
One of the best things about Delaware River Railroad Excursions is that they offer a wide selection of trips throughout the year. No matter how young or old you are, or what time of the year it is, there’s always fun to be had here!
The River and Steam Train
Year-round, you can take a 1 ½ hour trip along the Delaware River with Delaware River Railroad Excursions. This river is one of the cleanest in the United States and flows past quaint towns and gorgeous wild areas. The steam locomotive will take you to Riegelsville and back. You will listen to an intriguing narration along the route as you gaze out the window at breathtaking nature.
The Winery Train
Calling all wine lovers! Hop aboard the Winery Train from May 2nd to October 25th and experience an unforgettable trip. You’ll visit one of New Jersey’s favorite wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. As you’re surrounded by rolling farmlands, you will be taught how grapes are grown and made into wine, followed by a wine tasting. If you find a varietal that you love, you can purchase a bottle that you can take home with you and enjoy during a relaxing evening in your guest room at The Lafayette Inn.
The Ol’ Susquehanna Mine Train
From May 4th to October 27th, you can participate in this exciting and instructional mine tour and learn how to pan for real gemstones. Upon arrival at the mining site, you’ll learn about the history of the mine and how to pan for gemstones. Then you’re set free to find treasures! Participants may find up to 11 ounces of gemstones, including amethyst, rubies, rose, quartz, emeralds, crystals, and arrowheads.
The Polar Express Train Ride
Bring your children aboard the Polar Express and show them the magic of Christmas. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will be entertained by hearing stories, meeting Santa, singing carols. Kids will even be given their own magic sleigh bell! Families are encouraged to wear pajamas to feel extra cozy as they sip on hot chocolate and eat cookies.
The Great Pumpkin Train
There’s no better way to get in the fall spirit than a ride on The Great Pumpkin Train. On this ride, you’ll travel to a picturesque pumpkin patch where you will be able to pick your own pumpkin that you can bring home. During autumn, there’s also a corn maze where the train can drop you off!
Stay With Us at Lafayette Inn
After a day spent along the Delaware River, return to The Lafayette Inn for a peaceful evening. We offer eighteen beautifully-decorated guest rooms in a stunning 1895 Georgian Mansion in the heart of Easton, PA. In our guest rooms, you could find jetted tubs, cozy fireplaces, or spacious soaking tubs. In the morning, you can continue to relax and feel spoiled and let us handle breakfast. Enjoy a homecooked meal and a fresh cup of coffee before you venture out for the day.