The Northeastern United States offers rich history and pleasing scenery. Explore in a unique way while soaking in the sights and magnificent views aboard one of the many rail or boat tours. Here is just a sampling of excursions available from Maine to Maryland:

The Cape Cod Central Railroad in Massachusetts provides scenic excursions on diesel-operated locomotives. The train runs from Hyannis over 23 miles of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, passing cranberry bogs, forests and marshes. The railroad offers a package with Hyline Cruises that includes a one-hour cruise on a Maine-style coastal steamer of Hyannis Harbor and the Kennedy compound. The Elegant Dinner Train offered by the Cape Cod Central Railroad is rated among the top three dinner trains in the nation. (

In Vermont, passengers can travel on the Green Mountain Railroad’s White River Flyer along the majestic Connecticut River. The train departs from Union Depot in White River Junction and offers roundtrip journeys to Pompanoosuc Mills in East Thetford after a brief stop at the Montshire Museum of Science. Travelers will enjoy panoramic views of the White Mountain foothills and an abundance of wildlife. (

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