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Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails

Guided Hike and Train Ride

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Adult Ages 13+
Youth Ages 4-12
Child Ages 3 and under

Ride the railway to Trout Brook Preserve and enjoy a guided hike through one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems!

Board your train at Sheepscot station for a 30 minute trip through the backwoods of Alna to Trout Brook station, where the volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy will take you on a guided tour of the scenic Trout Brook Preserve.

Following the 1.5hr guided hike, the historic steam train will return you back to Sheepscot station.

Ticket price includes the train ride, the guided hike, as well as parking at Sheepscot. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated; instead please consider our Sheepscot Valley Steam Train. Please dress accordingly for outdoor activities and hiking.

Trains for Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at the scheduled time.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

– A portion of the ticket price for this event includes a donation to help further the mission of Midcoast Conservancy.

Midcoast Conservancy and Trout Brook Preserve

The mission of Midcoast Conservancy is to protect vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and to inspire wonder and action on behalf of all species and the earth. Formed by combining four local land trusts in 2016 and a fifth in 2019, Midcoast Conservancy is now one of the largest regional conservation organizations in Maine, with over 13,000 acres of land conserved, keeping the area healthy for wildlife, fisheries, climate resiliency and local economies.

The 126-acre Trout Brook Preserve protects over 4,200 feet of the lower reaches of Trout Brook as well as frontage along the main stem of the Sheepscot River. A half-mile loop trail on the southern portion of the preserve traverses old orchards and pasture lands and affords a look at one of the wider sections of Trout Brook.

Passes, Vouchers and Discounts

We will be pleased to honor passes redeemed as the base portion of the Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails train fare. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.