Board the Pumpkin Pickin' train at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) for a 15 minute steam-powered train ride to the Top of Mountain, where passengers can either board a hay ride or take a short walk to the pumpkin patch at SeaLyon Farm. the train will feature open and closed coaches to provide plenty of space for passengers to remain socially distant. Call for departure times!
Bonfires on Saturday, Oct. 24 and 31.
At SeaLyon Farm, visitors will be able to go into the patch and pick their very own pumpkin(s) to take home and participate in other fun fall activities. Pumpkins are priced by size and can be purchased by cash or card at SeaLyon Farm after you pick. Board the hay ride (or walk) with your pumpkin in hand for your return trip to Sheepscot. You can either sit with your pumpkin on the train, or if it is very large, put aboard to pick up when the train arrives at Sheepscot. The entire experience takes 1.5 hours.
Ticket price includes all transportation and parking at Sheepscot. Pumpkins, refreshments, and other farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm.
SeaLyon Farm is situated is beautifully situated amongst the rolling woods and fields of Alna just south of Head Tide and adjacent to the WW&F's Top of Mountain Station. During Pumpkin Picking Trains, the train will meet a hayride there to bring you to the Lyon's pumpkin patch. (Note that there may be limited seating on the hayride - those with mobility issues and/or small children will be given priority.)
In addition to pumpkins, the hayride and activities and vendors at the farm will include: Creamed Bakery:candy apples, cookies, caramels, S’mores kits and other sweets - www.creamedbakingco.com; Grandpa's Kitchen with locally-sourced hot dogs and hamburgers (from grass-fed beef), with vegetarian options available - http://grandpas-kitchen.business.site; The Farm Store - featuring homemade jams and an assortment of lavender products.
After picking pumpkins, take a walk down to the pond, stroll back to the railway station, or take the hayride back to the railway with your perfect pumpkin in tow. There will be a 50 minute layover to enjoy the farm before the narrow gauge train returns you to Sheepscot station. FMI: 882-4193 and http://wwfry.org