Hale Farm Explorer

All Aboard to Hale Farm & Village

Travel by train to this premier collection and property of 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 craft and trades. Passengers will board the train then a tram will meet you at the Indigo Lake Station, where guests will travel to historic Hale Farm & Village.

Timing of the excursion depends on which station passengers depart from. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and include the ride to and from Hale Farm & Village, as well as admission to the museum. Be on the lookout for special tickets to Hale Farm & Village’s many festivals/events, like the Sow and Grow Festival & Plant Sale in June!

Timing of Excursion: Rockside Station Departure

9:00 a.m. – Depart Rockside Station

10:00 a.m. – Arrive at Indigo Lake/Hale Farm *bus picks up passengers and takes to Hale Farm

1:50 p.m. – Board bus to head back to Indigo Lake.

2:10 p.m. – Board train at Indigo Lake to head to head south, then return back at Rockside Station *bus returns passengers to train boarding location

4:35 p.m. – Arrive back at Rockside Station

Timing of Excursion: Akron Northside Station Departure

10:50 a.m. – Depart Akron Station

11:20 a.m. – Arrive at Indigo Lake/Hale Farm *bus picks up passengers and takes to Hale Farm

1:50 p.m. –  Board bus back to Indigo Lake Station.

2:10 p.m. – Board train to head south to return to Akron *bus returns passengers to train boarding location

2:40 p.m. – Arrive back at Akron Station

Hale Farm Explorer

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station at 9 a.m. and Akron Northside Station at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.
At a Glance:

  • Train ride to and from Hale Farm & Village
  • Admission to Hale Farm & Village

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 as you bike along.

The train will run on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.