Essex Steam Train & Riverboat gets spring season on track with a Neighbor Appreciation Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Residents of Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam and Old Saybrook are invited to take free one-hour train rides or 2-and-a-half-hour train and boat rides. No advance sign-up; rides are first come, first served and a picture ID with address is required to board. Information and times at www.essexsteamtrain.com.
Photo by Jody Dole