JUNE 1, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR DAN CRANDALL
216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 3274
It's great to view model trains, but it's fun to take a ride on
Experience the sights, sounds and even a train ride at the free
annual Cleveland Metroparks �Train Day� event on Saturday, June 19
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CanalWayCenter in Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation in Cuyahoga Hts.
Train-lovers young and old can enjoy model train exhibits -
featuring G-scale, HO-scale, N-scale, S-scale, Legos, and
more. And, they can take guided hikes to the trestle, make
some crafts, enjoy exhibits with local train organizations, watch
movies about trains, listen to storytellers, and more! Kids
can also receive a free train whistle from the Information Table,
while supplies last.
Visitors can hike along the �hobo trail� to learn the markings
these American travelers used to communicate with other hobos and
even talk to a few �hobos.� Over 30 hobo markings will be
displayed along the trail. These markings were used as
sources of communication from one hobo to the next. While
strolling down the �hobo trail,� they can stop by the hobo camp and
enjoy the hobo hospitality, or a few words of hobo wisdom; have
�Conrad the Conductor� introduce you to some of the famous hobo's
of yesteryear, such as the cook �Stone Soup Sally Huttner,�
harmonica player �Pete Moss,� �James �Professor' Young� who all the
other hobos ask for advice, and �Apple Annie Reynolds� who always
travels alone on the rails.
Plus, enjoy kid's train rides, ($1/person), EarthWords Nature
Shop selling unique train items, and refreshments for sale.
The R&R Stage features the sounds of live music, with Barb
Withee & Jon Mosey at 10:30 a.m., First String Band at noon, Ed
McDade at 1 p.m., and First String Band again at 3 p.m.
And, sign up for the enter-to-win family 4-packs of passes for
the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, DennisonRailroadDepotMuseum,
EnterTRAINment Junction, and Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad.
CanalWayCenter is located onWhittlesey Way, off the East
49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in CuyahogaHeights
- just off the I-77/Grant Avenue exit.
For more information, call 216-206-1000 or visit
Follow the trains to �Train Day� in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.