The Steamtown NHS is partnering with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHVA) to offer an "Outdoor Excursion" to Carbondale! Cyclists can bring their own bicycles and ride the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail from Carbondale to Olyphant, approximately 11 miles. The train will bring you and your bike from Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) to Carbondale, dropping you off at the train station. Cyclists will then ride the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trail for 11 miles to Olyphant, where they will meet the train for a return trip to Steamtown NHS.
Carbondale’s present-day train station was built on the site of the Delaware and Hudson Seventh Avenue train station that was opened on February 1, 1896. Local and express trains, both north and south, from Carbondale arrived and departed from Carbondale on a daily basis. In the 1950s, as many as fifteen passenger trains departed daily from this station for Scranton.
The train ride will last approximately 1.75 hours; departing Steamtown at 9 AM and arriving to Carbondale at 10:45 AM. On the way to Carbondale, the train will make a brief stop at Archbald, just long enough to drop off hikers at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LHVA) trailhead; cyclists will remain on the train. After the hikers have disembarked, the train will continue to Carbondale with cyclists and bikes. The train will briefly stop at Carbondale, just long enough to drop off cyclists and unload bikes at the LHVA trailhead. Cyclists will depart the trailhead with LHVA guides and follow the trail 11 miles to Olyphant Station. Returning train ride will last approximately .75 hours; departing Olyphant at 1 PM and arriving in Steamtown at 1:45 PM.
The Outdoor Train to Carbondale is limited to CYCLISTS ONLY.