Western Maryland Scenic Railroad: Kid Friendly Guide

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Allegany County, Maryland is such a fun and unique experience to do with your kids.

The train is based out of Cumberland and offers scenic (and festive) trains year-round. It’s one of our top picks for the best things to do in Maryland with kids!

Check out this Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Kid Friendly Guide for our best tips and in-depth look at two of the seasonal train rides we love!

It was originally built to haul coal from Maryland and West Virginia. Visitors can ride either a diesel or steam engine-powered train.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Overview

The first time we visited the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad was to ride one of the fall Frostburg Flyer trains.

Frostburg Flyer- Fall Trains

Apart from the fact that these tickets were cheaper, for this excursion I think the open air car is absolutely the way to go!

Open Air Car Seating Is Great For Fall Foliage

Part of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail runs along the train tracks. You could ride the rails twice – once on the train and once alongside the tracks on your bikes!

Spectacular Views Wherever You Sit

You can get up and move around the cabin or even go to a different cabin (just not the deluxe cabins with kids) to see different views.

Tip: Don’t stay seated the entire trip!