Go even greener when you travel to your favorite thrift store via Commuter Rail!
Every year, there is always a reason to thrift a gift. But this year more than ever, the thrill of thrifting for gifting is greater – its green and it’s in stock! But you can be even greener when you thrift while taking the train.
We put together a map of thrift, antique, and consignment stores within a short walk or rideshare from Commuter Rail Stations here
Anyone else we should add to the map? Let us know – comment on our thrifting post, DM us, or tag us in a tweet!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Kids 11 and under ride free
Ride unlimited all weekend with a $10 weekends ticket
Download mTicket for mobile tickets or buy on board from a conductor if you aren’t near a ticket office or vending machine
Our top picks for celebrating Halloween and fall fun in the region along Commuter Rail!
There are tons of spots to enjoy the season across the Commuter Rail network. Here are some of our favorites. Don’t forget, kids 11 and under always ride free and $10 weekends are the best travel deal in town!
1. Salem & Haunted Happenings
In the month of October, Salem Haunted Happenings take over the city with events, historic attractions, and festive shops. During the last two weekends of the month, Commuter Rail offers additional service to/from Salem. Schedules will be posted to MBTA.com. The station is right in Salem, so just hop off and start exploring!
Mill No.5 is an indoor streetscape of salvaged storefronts with coffee, a movie theater, farmer’s market, independent shopping, and events. And they’re ready for Halloween! Enjoy a scary movie at the Luna Theater, shop their holiday themed marketplace, or pick up a sweet treat.
4. Waterfire in Providence, RI
WaterFire centers around a series of nearly 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. Events are free and are held on Saturdays (The next two are October 16 and November 6).
5. Foliage views across Commuter Rail
Sometimes it isn’t about the destination, but the journey. Plenty of our routes along Commuter Rail have beautiful views of foliage just outside your window. Take a trip and never leave your seat. Or maybe hop off for a cup of coffee before your return trip.
Some of the best views according to our staff are along the Fitchburg line.