Great New England Places To Visit – Edaville Railroad, Carver, MA

Fall has arrived.  The children are back to school.  Parents are looking for weekend activities to savor these last precious weekends.

Look no further than Edaville Railroad in Carver, MA.  This classic, old-fashioned amusement park not only features great rides for children, it features an indoor play area for toddlers as well.

From bumper boats to tilt-a-whirl, the park features many rides for toddlers and children of all sizes and ages.  Along with live music, the main feature is an open air train that takes families throughout the park.  The newly constructed Dino Land is a curious walk-about where giant dinosaur creatures roar and screech while a mist enshrouds the foliage and walkways.

Edaville Railroad has bolstered their simple amusement park by featuring a different theme throughout the seasons.

September features a “Day Out With Thomas,” Grandparents Weekend,” “Carnival Day,” and “Classic Movie Days” when the Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are shown at night.    In October, the park is ablaze with “Pumpkins Aglow” and the park encourages children to wear costumes and trick or trick at each of the rides.

In November and December, the “Polar Express” sends families to a trip to the North Pole where Santa meets children and offers them a sleigh bell, just like the movie. Families are encouraged to wear pajamas for the train ride and the reading of “The Polar Express.”  Caroling and musical entertainment fill the crisp New England air as everyone enjoys the “Christmas Festival of Lights.”  “Christmas Festival of Lights” displays thousands of colorful lights in spectacular Christmas displays.  The trains run on an hourly schedule and rides are open throughout the events.

Edaville Railroad is a great place to visit in the fall and winter.  Enjoy the autumn beauty of crimson cranberry bogs as you chug along the railway or wait and feel the crisp winter air and enjoy shimmering holiday lights this December.

Make sure to check the dates and times, which change depending on the weekend.  Their website is

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Marcie Ricker is a grandmother who lives in Hamilton, MA with her husband, children and grandchildren. She has a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Salem State University. She has recently published a children's book "The Sugar Witch Switch" about a great Halloween tradition of trading Halloween candy for a toy, compliments of the Sugar Witch. She loves to garden, but lives to travel and has been to all 50 states as well as Europe, Africa, Mexico and almost all of the Caribbean Islands. Travel ignites the spirit and gardening soothes the soul.

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