Special Events

Regular EVENTS

Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga- Saturdays & Sundays

Join us for a beautifully prepared breakfast or lunch as you take a ride through the National Park. Please note: The train runs Saturdays and Sundays.

All Breakfast and Lunch Excursions are sold out for the 2016 season!


Hale Farm Explorer- Saturdays & Sundays, Departs Rockside station at 9:00 am or Akron Northside at 10:50 am

Travel by train to outdoor living history museum, Hale Farm & Village! Located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hale Farm & Village is an outdoor living history museum. Here you will experience daily mid-19th century life depicted through dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, cooking presentations and demonstrations of Early American craft and trades.

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Underground Railroad-Friday & Saturday, November 4th & 5th out of Howe Meadow 

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park invites you to take the journey of a runaway slave on this experiential program that explores the triumphs and dangerous realities of the Underground Railroad. Along a two-mile lantern hike, you'll encounter characters bringing the past to life. Your final destination is the train. It is here that you will discover your fate.

This program is recommended for ages 14 and up.

Friday November 4th 
7:00 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
7:30 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
8:00 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
8:30 PM Departure- Purchase Tickets
Saturday November 5th 
6:00 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
6:30 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
7:00 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
7:30 PM Departure- SOLD OUT
8:00 PM Departure- SOLD OUT

Veterans Day Train Ride- Friday, November 11th out of Rockside station and Akron Northside Station

Climb aboard for this two hour COMPLIMENTARY train ride to honor our veterans! We invite our veterans and their family members to enjoy the scenery and ride the rails through the landscape of the National Park. A concession car will be made available throughout the duration of the train ride. Military card and/or identification must be presented at boarding stations.

Maximum of 4 tickets per veteran. 


Mr. Jingeling's Holiday Jubilee-November 26th & 27th at 9:00 AM out of Rockside Station and 10:50 AM out of Akron Northside Station

Climb aboard this holiday season and enjoy a fun-filled train ride with Santa's #1 Elf! Mr. Jingeling will bring the holiday magic on board as he shares traditional Christmas songs and some short stories of life on the North Pole. Bring the young and the young at heart together, and Mr. Jingeling will sign a Good Luck key for all the children!

The program will last for an hour and a half of your three hour round trip. 


Christmas Tree Adventure November 26th and 27th at 9:00 AM out of Rockside Station and 10:50 AM out of Akron Nothside Station

Over the river and through the woods to Heritage Tree Farms we go! It's the holiday season! Climb aboard for a short train ride to the Historic Village of Peninsula where you will deboard and take a bus to Heritage Tree Farm.  At the farm, you will have a chance to pick out and purchase your perfect tree. The bus will take you back to the Peninsula Depot where you will take the train back to your station of origin. 

9:00am - Board Rockside Station - Independence
9:45am - Deboard at Peninsula Depot, take bus ride to Heritage Farms
11:20am - Bus ride back to Peninsula Depot
11:40am - Reboard train to take you back to Rockside Station - Independence
12:10pm - Arrive at Rockside Station – Independence

10:50am - Board Akron Northside Station 
11:40am - Deboard at Peninsula Depot, take bus ride to Heritage Farms
1:20pm - Bus ride back to Peninsula Depot
1:45pm - Reboard train to take you back to Akron Northside Station
2:30pm - Arrive at Akron Northside Station

Please note: All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. You are responsible for ensuring that you arrive to the bus pick up and drop off at designated times. Tickets will not be refunded to passengers that miss the bus or train. Tree cost and farm activities are NOT included in your ticket. Plan to dress appropriately for the weather.

Saturday, November 26 Rockside 9:00 AM Purchase Tickets
Saturday, November 26 Akron 10:50 AM Purchase Tickets
Sunday, November 27 Rockside 9:00 AM Purchase Tickets
Sunday, November 27 Akron 10:50 AM Purchase Tickets




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