Train rides

Train rides Events

“Father’s Day BBQ Train Ride” 2022

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Sat, 06/18/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 4:00pm

Happy Father's Day! Family fun 2 Hour round trip to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton.

  • Train Departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm on Saturday (June 18th)
  • Train departs at 2:00pm on Sunday (June 19th)

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Murder Mystery on the Train 2022

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Sat, 07/16/2022 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a 5-hour event that includes a 2.5-hour roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton!

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South Dayton Flyer Train Ride 2022

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Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/24/2022 - 4:00pm

Enjoy a 2-hour roundtrip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. You can then spend your 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton, where you can purchase goods from farmers, baked goods, and crafts. Great for all ages!

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Ice Cream Sundae Train Ride 2022

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Sat, 08/06/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 4:00pm

Make your own Perry's Ice Cream Sunday at our station stop in South Dayton. (Included in ticket price) Family fun 2 hour round trip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton.

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Murder Mystery on the Train 2022

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Sat, 08/13/2022 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a 5-hour event that includes a 2.5-hour roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton!

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South Dayton Flyer Train Ride 2022

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Sat, 08/20/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 4:00pm

Enjoy a 2-hour roundtrip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. You can then spend your 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton, where you can purchase goods from farmers, baked goods, and crafts. Great for all ages!

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"Grandparents Weekend" Train Ride 2022

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Sat, 09/10/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/11/2022 - 4:00pm

Happy Grandparent’s Day! Celebrate with a family-fun roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. Spend some quality time with your grandparents on a relaxing ride through the trees. Enjoy baked goods and other items as you browse the goods in the village of South Dayton.

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Wine Tasting Train Ride 2022

NYLE Trail in Gowanda NY
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a fun filled 2 hour round trip, that departs at 5:00pm from our Gowanda Depot and travels through the fall leaves, meadows and valleys to South Dayton. 

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/09/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/22/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/23/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Happy Halloween Train Ride 2022

Halloween Train Ride in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/29/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/30/2022 - 4:00pm

We want to see your costumes! This roundtrip excursion stops in South Dayton and then continues back to to Gowanda, NY.

Our annual train ride features a costume contest, candy counting contest, prizes & more! We can’t wait for everyone to join the fun in their spooky and creative costumes this Halloween!

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"First Responders" Train Ride 2022

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Sat, 11/12/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 4:00pm

If you’re a first responder, enjoy a free roundtrip train ride from Gowanda, NY, to South Dayton and back. A 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton lets you explore the vendors in the area, such as farmers, baked goods, and crafts. All first responders ride for free!

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Santa Express Train Ride 2022

Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the train
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 19 2022 .
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/04/2022 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/10/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/11/2022 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/17/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/18/2022 - 4:00pm

1 hour round trip from Gowanda, NY to Dayton, NY and return. Santa, and Mrs. Claus are coming all the way from the North Pole to ride with us. Join us on a fun and festive Christmas train ride where the kids get to meet Santa! He might even have gifts for all the boys and girls!

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Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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