Hale Farm Explorer

Hale Farm Explorer

Travel by train to this premier collection and property of the Western Reserve Historical Society! 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 crafts and trades. You’ll board the train at the Akron Northside Station then a tram will meet you at the Indigo Lake Station, where you will travel to historic Hale Farm & Village.

Ticket Information
Ticket includes train ride, and admission into Hale Farm & Village. All passengers ages 3 and up need a ticket. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap throughout the trip.

  • Ticket Prices: Adults $33, Children (3-12) $21
  • Seating is in a Coach Car and general admission.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

2024 Hale Farm Event Schedule


Hale Farm Excursion Times - Akron Northside Station

June — August | TBA
September — October | TBA

Departs at 10:00a.m. from Akron Northside Station and returns to Akron at 2:30p.m.

  • 10:00 a.m. – Depart Akron Northside Station
  • 10:40 a.m. – Arrive at Indigo Lake*/ Hale Farm
  • 1:50 p.m. – Board train to head south to Akron*, then return back at Akron Northside Station
  • 2:30 p.m. – Arrive back at Akron Northside Station

*A tram picks up passengers at the station and takes them to Hale Farm then returns passengers to their train boarding location.

Boarding Stations

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Book Tickets

Seating Option



Hale Farm Explorer Ticket: $33 for adult | $21 for children 3-12

Track the Train

Follow along the route with the CVSR Train Tracker app! Download the app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. This app allows you to follow the train, view the train’s current speed, heading and even listen to audio clips.

Service Animal Policy

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does accommodate service animals on board the train. Only dogs that are trained service animals will be admitted to board the CVSR train. Pets and other animals not considered service animals will, under no circumstances, be allowed to board. Please carefully review our Service Animal Policy for more details or contact our customer service team at .