Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

Take a historic, scenic 16 mile train ride through Central N.Y. on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad.

Scenic train ride from historic depot in Milford to Cooperstown throughout the spring, summer, fall and holiday season.

Current Status: Temporarily Closed

Take a historic, scenic 16 mile train ride through Central N.Y. on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad.

Want to explore Central N.Y. in a way that is both fun and unique? Experience the scenic beauty of New York from Milford to Cooperstown on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad. Established in 1869, this railroad trip is the perfect city getaway to ride through history. The railroad’s connections to the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society makes this trip a must-see attraction for history lovers and travelers alike. 

Enjoy beautiful scenery full of flowery fields and mountains along the Susquehanna River Valley. This train ride is open all year round for Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. Be sure to book a trip each season to experience the ever changing beauty of Central N.Y. or any other seasonal events planned by the railroad’s staff. Looking for a more immersive experience in the river valley? The Susquehanna is the perfect place for both a canoe adventure and a train ride.

In addition to a wonderful scenic trip for nature lovers, the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad offers different, fun events each season. Some of these unique seasonal endeavors include the Easter Bunny Express, Blues Express, a Halloween Special, Christmas Trains, Train Ride Robberies and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a joyous getaway with friends or a family oriented adventure with your children, the railroad offers exciting events for everyone to enjoy. Check out the railroad’s website or call ahead to clarify ride and event schedules.

Interested in trains and volunteering on the railroad? Look into volunteering on the railroad’s website and join their volunteer crews.

Watch the leaves change color or see the snow covered trees along the Susquehanna River Valley on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad. Book your tickets to take on Central N.Y. with an exciting train ride today!

“One of the volunteer staff went out of his way to give us a tour and information on the railroad, his knowledge & enthusiasm was contagious! This location should be much higher on the ‘things to do’ list.”

—Ramblin, Trip Advisor

Take Amtrak to the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Union Station in Utica, N.Y.—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!