All Aboard! Explore Your Park

Get out and explore your park! There are so many activities to do, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and the Cuyahoga River conveniently runs parallel to the train tracks.

Whether you’re biking, running, or hiking through the park, you can flag down and board the train at our Akron Northside, Botzum, Indigo Lake or Peninsula stations throughout the day and ride back for a one-way fee or by using your Explorer pass when you board.

If you’ve used the Explorer program in past, please make note of the change in route and schedule. Since there a no ideal areas to kayak on the modified route, currently the Explorer program best serves bikers, runners and hikers.

The Explorer Program is proudly presented by:

Days of Operation | June – October: Wednesday – Sunday

Explorer FAQs

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

NO; advance Explorer tickets are not available. You will pay the fee at the Explorer baggage car at the time of boarding.

How much is the Explorer program?

The Explorer program for Run Aboard, Hike Aboard, and Bike Aboard programs, is a $5 one-way fee. For those who utilize the Explorer program frequently, we highly recommend purchasing a Explorer Seasonal Pass. 

How many people can use my Explorer Pass?

The Explorer Pass is only good for one person. All other individuals visiting must pay the fee to ride or have their own Explorer Pass.

Do I need to physically have my pass with me?

Yes. We request that all Explorer Passes are the official printed card; no copies or digital cards can be accepted.

What does the Explorer fee cover?

Explorer tickets are good for one-way trips (and will include your bike for cyclists). Any round trips will be sold as a Scenic Ticket in a designated coach car.

Are kayaks no longer permitted?

Our current, modified run does not have areas ideally suited for kayaking.

What happens if the train is running behind schedule?

If the train is behind schedule, it will continue to stop at the stations.