Date of the Month: Take a Train Ride

Date of the Month: Take a Train Ride

Cleveland Magazine | By Maddy Fixler, September 7, 2018

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will fast track your love life.
If you’re looking to fast-track your romance, hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. During its Evening Dining on the Rails Sept. 7 and 14, you and your co-conductor can gaze through the expansive train car windows as the 1952 locomotive traverses a 33,000-acre national park of wooded trails and wildlife. In addition to the dreamy backdrop and classic two-hour ride, the weekly Friday night journey comes with a rotating monthly dinner menu catered by Creekside Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy a Caesar salad with a choice of chicken piccata, maple bourbon salmon or vegetarian cheese tortellini, and a slice of carrot cake. “You’re going through the valley at sunset, so there are incredibly breathtaking views with the light coming down over the valley,” says Katie Brewer, manager of media relations and digital communications at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. “It’s a very intimate setting, and it really allows passengers to sit back, relax [and] watch the scenery of the national park.” $45, 1630 Mill St. W, Peninsula, 800-468-4070,  

After: Extend the old-timey love vibes with a stay in the Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast’s Hinemoa & Tutanekai Room, named for the protagonists of a famous Maori love story, at the edge of historic downtown Peninsula. 1856 Main St., Peninsula, 330-417-7194, silverfernbnb.comRead it on 

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