COOPERSVILLE, MI – Autumn colors seem brighter when observed from the window of a 100 year old railroad car. When the train is decorated for the Harvest season, as on the Coopersville & Marne Railway’s Famous Pumpkin Train, it gets even more colorful. The Grand Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Little Crow entertain with songs and jokes. This annual attraction is one of West Michigan’s only non-scary, Fall family events. The 14 mile round trip through family owned farms and fields, takes about 90 minutes. The passengers are delivered back to the C&M Railway Pumpkin Patch, where all kids pick their very own, locally grown, good sized pumpkin.
The Famous Pumpkin Train departs from historic, downtown Coopersville every Saturday and Sunday from September 27 through October 26. All Sunday departures are at 1 pm and 3 pm. Saturday departures are at 11 am and 1:30 pm on Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11. On Saturdays Oct. 18 and 25 departure times will be at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.
Ticket prices are: Adults, $15.50, Seniors (60+), $14. 50 and Children (2-12), $13.50, Children under 2 years old get a free ticket.
Advance sales: 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 or www.MiTrain.net. Some tickets available at the train station on the days of departures.