Treat Dad to a railroad-sized cookout of smoke and steam!
Lavender Pickin’ Train to SeaLyon Farm
Fresh Lavender, Farmstand Food, a Fantastic Family Outing
- Adult Ages 13+
- Youth Ages 4-12
- Child Ages 3 and under
- Group (Caboose Adventure) Group of up to 15 people for exclusive use of the Caboose.
About the Experience
Board your train at Sheepscot station for a steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Top of Mountain where you’ll hop a short wagon ride to complete your journey to Alna’s famous lavender farm.
At SeaLyon Farm, pick your own lavender during the setting sun; peruse a plethora of lavender-themed goods; dine on farm fresh meats and other goodies from The Wicked Tater; enjoy some Maine-made beer, wine, mead, and cider from Maine Tasting Center; take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm; and partake in other fun activities.
Afterwards, we’ll all return back to Sheepscot station (via an extended trip on the newly-opened Mountain Extension to Trout Brook) where you’ll want to explore our railyard, examine our displays, and peruse our gift shop. The entire experience takes just over 3 hours.
Ticket price includes all transportation (historic steam train and wagon ride) as well as parking at Sheepscot. Dinner, refreshments, lavender stalks, and other farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm and their partners. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated.
In addition to lavender picking, activities and vendors at SeaLyon farm will include:
- The Farm Store will be selling jams, salsas, lavender products, kettle popcorn, baked goods, the best whoopie pies in Maine and other tasty treats, crochet items, and handmade jewelry.
- Tasty food from The Wicked Tater and other select vendors.
- A selection of locally-produced adult beverages (beer and cider) from Maine Tasting Center.
- Round Top Ice Cream has created a Lavender ice cream flavor – using lavender harvested from SeaLyon Farm – which will be on sale.
- Horse Drawn Wagon Rides for a tour of the Farm!
- Outdoor games of cornhole, checkers, and tic-tac-toe.
- And, did we mention lavender picking!
There will be an approximately 90 minute layover to pick lavender, enjoy the farm, and get a bite to eat before the narrow gauge train returns you to Sheepscot station.
Unfortunately, pets can not be accommodated during this special event.
The special Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm train departs Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!
Ride the Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm in your very own caboose “cabubble”!
Bring your family (or small group) for unique ride on the narrow gauge railroad! Your group (of up to 15 people) gets exclusive access to the “little red caboose” on the WW&F railway during the trip to and from the farmstand activities near Top of Mountain station.
And yes, you can ride “up top” in the cupola (although adults will need to watch their heads!)
Additional cost (which includes admission to the farm and being seated completely separately from other passengers during the train ride.)
NOTE: Caboose Adventurers must return on their scheduled departure from Top of Mountain station and can not enjoy an extended layover at the farm. (Otherwise the caboose will be forfeited and your group seated with the other passengers.)
The 5pm departure of the Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm is timed so that your return from the farm will occur during sunset.
SeaLyon Farm is situated is beautifully situated amongst the rolling woods and fields of Alna just south of Head Tide and adjacent to the WW&F’s Top of Mountain station. The WW&F Railway partners with SeaLyon Farm throughout the year on a variety of excursions including Steam & Sleighs, Eastertime Eggspress, Lavender Pickin’ Trains, Pumpkin Pickin’ Trains, and Christmastime Trains.
The Wicked Tater
Serving up tasty, crispy handmade gourmet loaded tater tot’s, The Wicked Tater is more than just a place to grab lunch – it is a place to try out new dishes created with from local fresh ingredients.
While menu items for this event are subject to change, choices typically include smoked chicken, steak dogs, and homemade stuffed sausages. And bacon; real bacon. Vegetarian options should be requested in advance.
Maine Tasting Center
Explore Maine’s iconic food and drink industries, producers and the associations that represent them at Maine Tasting Center. Their welcoming campus in Wiscasset is your one-stop-shop for learning about – and sampling! – the most delicious food and drink products Maine has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for a class in the Learning Center, visit the Tasting Room for beer, wine, cocktails and small plates, or drop in for a special event.
Round Top Ice Cream
Round Top Ice Cream locally made in Damariscotta Maine since 1924 enjoys partnering with other Maine businesses to create new flavors. Owner Stephanie Poland is using the lavender from SeaLyon Farm to make lavender ice cream for the Lavender Pickin’ Train to SeaLyon Farm. Round Top creates over 60 flavors of homemade ice cream in its Damariscotta location and has been family owned for 40 years.
Passes, Vouchers and Discounts
We will be pleased to honor passes redeemed as the base portion of the train fare on the BBQ and SeaLyon Farmstand Express. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.