What better time to ride the rails than for a Fall Foliage excursion along the Erie Canal Route? The two-hour trip aboard the steam engine train starts at the Medina NY depot at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (get there 1/2 hour early). The fare includes admission to the Medina Railroad Museum.
Located in the old New York Central freight depot in Medina, NY, the Medina Railroad Museum is the largest freight depot museum in the country. The building itself was built in 1905, and is one of the largest (301ft. by 34ft.), last surviving wooden freight depots in the United States.
Featuring the largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia known to exist under one roof. Also see the longest HO scale layout and diorama all on one floor, an immense 14ft. by 204ft, currently under construction (go to www.railroadmuseum.net to see loads of pictures of the huge train layout). You can also browse the lovely gift shop. The museum opens at 9:30 a.m. on train days. The foliage tour dates are Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21; Saturday, Oct. 11 and 18 and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 19. Admission is $19 for adults, $15 students (13-18),$13 for children 2-12, and free to children under 2.
The very popular “Santa Trains” are one hour long and Santa rides along! Santa trains fill up quickly so get your tickets early. The dates are Nov. 29, Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21 and the cost is $13 for ages 2 and up (includes museum admission). Santa trains board in Brockport NY (165 Park Ave) at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7. This is the stuff that those childhood memories are made of! Make some memories with your favorite kids!