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Lavender Pickin’ Train to SeaLyon Farm

Fresh Lavender, Farmstand Food, a Fantastic Family Outing

Quick Details

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 on an extended trip via “the mountain extension” and the covered bridge at Trout Brook, 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 food from The Wicked Tater (or similar local vendors); take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm; and partake in other fun activities.

Afterwards, we’ll all return back to Sheepscot station 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. Lavender stalks, food, refreshments, 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/or other select vendors.
  • 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 with Mike and Ace from Woodfield Farm for a tour of the countryside!
  • 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’ Train to SeaLyon Farm train departs Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Do not drive to SeaLyon Farm – you’ll miss the train!

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

Caboose Adventure

Ride the Lavender Pickin’ Train to SeaLyon Farm in your very own caboose!

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!)

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.)

SeaLyon Farm

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

The Wicked Tater is where indulgence intertwines with innovation, and comfort takes on a whole new dimension. They’re not just about French fries; they’re all about over-the-top gourmet loaded fries that redefine the art of indulgence. Treat your palate to an extraordinary experience with delicious, handcrafted creations, meticulously crafted to achieve the perfect harmony of crispiness and flavor. At The Wicked Tater, an unforgettable adventure awaits for your taste buds!!!

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.

Sugar and Spice Farm

Sugar and Spice Farm (located in Unity, Maine) grows a wide variety of herbs and spices with no pesticides or chemicals and produces world class artisan chocolate. They are often present at SeaLyon Farm during special events, sharing their gourmet chocolate, vegan products, and quality spices. Using only couverture grade chocolate, which is the highest standard for grading chocolate, all chocolates are hand dipped by an artisan chocolatier. Spice blends consist of less salt than alternatives, are free of harmful preservatives, carefully researched, and created from local sources whenever possible.

Marcoux Family Farm

Marcoux Family Farm is a disabled veteran and family owned/operated Maple Syrup Producer in Wiscasset, ME. They produce 100% pure wood-fired maple products, including barrel-aged, infused, and pure maple syrups. They are omnipresent at SeaLyon Farm during special events, selling maple confections and other goodies.

Passes, Vouchers and Discounts

We will be pleased to honor passes redeemed as the base portion of the train fare on the Lavender Pickin’ Train to SeaLyon Farm. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.