Enjoy Undulating Rows of Vines As You Sip Wine on Delaware River Railroad Winery Train

A sommelier pouring a glass of red wine
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The Delaware River Railroad Winery Train spans the outskirts of Bucks County.

The Delaware River Railroad Winery Train, which leaves from the train station in nearby Phillipsburg, New Jersey, offers one of the best train trips for wine lovers, writes Kimberley Lovato for AARP.

The ride lasts for two hours as the train chugs along the Delaware River. You will be seated in the historic train cars that are pulled by a 154-ton steam locomotive.

The route is peppered with scenic hamlets and historic sites, such as the Susquehanna Mining Company. There, you can take a break and pan for gemstones.

A shuttle bus picks up passengers at the historic Riegelsville train station and takes them to Villa Milagro winery to sip red, white, and specialty wines directly at the source.

If you decide to stay the night, there is the Riegelsville Inn, built by the town’s founder, Benjamin Riegel, in 1838. It sits on the banks of the river on the Pennsylvania side and features a restaurant and pub that offers live music and good American fare.

The next day you can catch the train back to town. The train runs through October and restarts in the spring.

Read more about where to stop on the Delaware River Railroad Winery Train in AARP.


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