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.

Climb aboard in March for the Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast at Hale Farm & Village. Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and then head out into the Sugaring Camp to learn about tree taping, the maple sugar process, and view oxen demonstrations. The historic buildings will be open for guests to experience period arts and crafts such as glass blowing, black-smithing, pottery, and weaving!


Maple Sugar Express

March 9, 10, 16, and 17

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station at 9 a.m. and Akron Northside Station at 10:30 a.m. on March 9, 10, 16 and 17. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children.
At a Glance:

  • The train will take passengers to Hale Farm and Village for the Maple Sugar Festival
  • Assist staff with sap collection
  • Pancake breakfast included