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Downeaster Fall Trip Ideas

Posted September 19, 2019

Fall is the perfect time to take a ride on the Amtrak Downeaster. Sit back, relax and take in the foliage from the over-sized windows of the train. Experience a quintessential fall in New England at events like the Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. On Saturday, October 5th, sample beers from 65+ breweries and chili from a variety of New Hampshire Restaurants. This event is within walking distance of the Exeter train station.

Take the Downeaster to Portland for the 2019 Harvest on the Harbor from October 17th – October 20st. Events include high-end food and beverage tastings, the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition and many other exciting and delicious events all just a short walk or taxi-ride from the train station.

On October 19th, take the Downeaster to Freeport for Camp Sunshine's Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy family friendly activities just a short walk from the train station including; pumpkin carving, face painting, fourd bowling, live music and a costume parade! View the lighting of nearly 10,000 jack-o-lanterns!