JUNE 7, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
It seems like everyone enjoys seeing the model trains, but all
the kid's love hearing the whistle blow and riding the kid's train
Train lovers young and old can experience the sights and sounds
of the railroad at the free, annual Cleveland Metroparks
"Train Day" event on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at CanalWayCenter in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in
Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities throughout the day,
including model train exhibits - featuring G-scale, HO-scale,
N-scale, S-scale, Legos, and more. They can also take guided
hikes to the trestle, make some crafts, enjoy storytelling, watch
movies about trains all day, and more!
And, kids will be looking for the railroad crossing signs to buy
their train ticket ($1/person) and enjoy a ride along the M&M
Railroad kid's trackless train.
While enjoying the sights, visitors can also enjoy the sounds of
live music throughout the day on the R&R Stage, featuring the
sounds of Jon Mosey & Barb Withee at
10:30 a.m., Brady's Run Trio at noon, Up River at 1 p.m., and
Brady's Run Trio again at 3 p.m.
Event-goers can stroll down 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, hear a few words of hobo
wisdom, and 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.
EarthWords Nature Shop will be selling unique train items, and
refreshments are for sale.
The first 1,000 kids will receive a free train whistle, too!
And, visitors can enter-to-win family 4-packs of passes for the
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, DennisonRailroadDepotMuseum and
Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad.
CanalWayCenter is located on Whittlesey 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
Ride the rails over to "Train Day" in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.