6393 E River Rd
West Henrietta, NY 14586
Introductory info: – – Perhaps “motivation” to attend. – – “Trolleys at Twilight” is an annual event at NYMT. This event happens to be scheduled for Saturday, July 22 in 2017. Some ST hikers may recall that we in ST have synced at least two hikes at the Genesee River Reserve (a sprawling town park situated in the northwest corner of the town of Rush) with opportunities of NYMT whose main museum building is located near the northeastern corner of the Reserve. Impetus was expressed to do more ST hikes at the Reserve.
To date, ST has not synced a hike with “Trolleys at Twilight”. Perhaps that may be a distinct possibility for a future year. In the mean time here is an opportunity for ST hikers to avail themselves a unique opportunity, and perhaps “get the wheels turning” in consideration of planning a ST hike in sync with a scheduled NYMT “Trolleys at Twilight” future event. Any ST Hike Planner could meld a ST hike and NYMT “Trolleys at Twilight” event as a combo event opportunity, and likely a jump-starter to doing so would be to first experience “Trolleys at Twilight” first-hand.
A link to NYMT calendar of events, for edification and perhaps an impetus or prompt to a ST Hike Planner with an eye toward future hike combo event possibilities. (Note that Sept & Oct Sundays bring Fall Foliage trolley rides and Saturday 10/21 the Halloween Trolley Express, while December Sundays bring Holly Trolley rides. Merely some opportunity to plan a hike combo event for the ST Autumn hiking quarter, Oct-Dec.)
Topical Info: (provided by NYMT) Enjoy a unique evening at an old-time trolley park at the New York Museum of Transportation, Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 4:00 until dusk. Trolley rides will operate throughout the event and calliope music will waft through the air as the sun goes down over the scenic Genesee countryside. Complimentary ice cream treats will be provided for all attendees!
Trolley rides will operate continuously from 4 p.m. til dusk, and the museum model railroad will be alive with miniature trains. As the sun sets, there will be unique opportunities for night photography. No reservations are needed, and unlimited trolley rides are included in the admission price of $8 adults, $7 seniors age 65 +, and $6 youths age 3 – 12. Under age 3 are free.
The New York Museum of Transportation is located at 6393 East River Road, just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester and easily reached from Exit 11 off I-390. Phone: (585) 533-1113. The museum is regularly open only one day per week – Sundays from 11AM- 5PM, except for special events such as this Saturday special event “Trolleys at Twilight”. www.nymtmuseum.org