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 Rockside Station then a tram will meet you at the Indigo Lake Station, where you will travel to historic Hale Farm & Village.

Ticket Price | $19 per child and $31 per adult

Harvest Festival | October 8-9

Harvest time at Hale Farm & Village is a time for natural beauty, busy farm days, and all of our favorite traditional fall scents & flavors! Guests will experience the seasonal work of a 19th-century farm, while community partners demonstrate how traditions like cider pressing and fermentation have remained popular and important in our communities today!

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Book Tickets

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Book Tickets

Hale Farm Excursion Times - Rockside Station

9:00 a.m. – Depart Rockside Station
10:00 a.m. – Arrive at Indigo Lake/ Hale Farm *tram picks up passengers and takes to Hale Farm
2:10 p.m. – Board train to head south to Akron, then return back at Rockside Station *tram returns passengers to train boarding location
4:30 p.m. – Arrive back at Rockside Station

Hale Farm Excursion Times - Akron Northside Station

11:00 a.m. – Depart Akron Station
11:30 a.m. – Arrive at Indigo Lake/ Hale Farm *tram picks up passengers and takes to Hale Farm
2:10 p.m. – Board train to head south to Akron,
2:20 p.m. – Arrive back at Akron Station

Seating Option



Hale Farm Explorer Ticket: $31 for adult | $19 for youth

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 .

More great seats have just been released for Fridays through June!