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How to Plan the Perfect Adventure With Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions

All aboard the Pocono Express! Steam locomotives have been a popular form of transportation since the early 19th century and are an integral piece of American history. Take a step back in time and experience the beauty of The Poconos by rail with Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions. To learn more about one of the most exciting activities in The Pocono Mountains, continue reading! Additionally, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide for a full list of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events!

Discover the Beauty of The Poconos With Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions

About Stourbridge Line Rail

Stourbridge Line Train Excursions brings a piece of Honesdale, PA, history to life. The rail is run by the Delaware Lackawaxen and Stourbridge Railroad Company (DL&S), and, while it used to be a prominent mode of freight transportation, now serves as a popular tourist attraction. They offer rides throughout the year and a chance to explore the beauty of The Poconos like never before! Learn more about the first commercial railroad in the country on their website!  

What Are the Best Excursions?

Stourbridge Line offers a number of excursions depending on the time of year. It’s impossible to pin one ride above another because they all offer something a little bit different. For example, the Santa Express operates in December at departs from Honesdale. The Winter Wonderland excursion, on the other hand, is available in February and departs from Hawley. It really doesn’t matter what kind of train ride you’re looking for or when you’re looking. The perfect Pocono adventure is always just around the corner! Make sure to check their calendar before you plan your trip!

What to Expect on Your Ride

Whichever ride you decide to take, the lush greenery and rolling hills of The Poconos are waiting for you. Watch the mountain landscape swim by as you enjoy the view from the comfort of their passenger train. The trains used for today’s excursions are nothing like the trains of the early 19th century and even include heated seats! Each ride also comes with its own set of treats. For example, kids that climb aboard the Santa Express can expect a gift from Santa, a souvenir ticket, and a candy cane!

Where to Stay in The Poconos

After you’ve explored the beautiful countryside, it’s time to sit back and relax. The French Manor Inn and Spa has the perfect accommodations for your Pocono getaway. Unwind with one of our incredible spa treatments or embrace the beauty of our beautifully decorated guest rooms on your next stay!

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The Evian Room, for example, features a king-size bed, romantic decor, and a private balcony with 20-mile views of the surrounding mountains. Don’t settle for less than the best on your next escape. The French Manor is the perfect combination of luxury and modernity. Start planning your stay now!