Railfans Weekend

Train lovers, come celebrate our famous Huckleberry Railroad and trains of all sizes and shapes on Saturday and Sunday August 4 and 5!

This special weekend is dedicated to you, and we’re pulling out all the stops. We’re opening our railroad shop for the weekend so you can see the tools and equipment used for repairing and maintaining our vintage train cars and engines. There will be model trains in full operation, train demonstrations and a special 90-minute photo run on the Huckleberry Railroad with several stops along the way so you can step off to take photos and videos.

 

And there’s more!

  • Explore our Hobo Village and get a free piece of coal from Engine # 464 while supplies last.
  • Tour our historic homes and trades buildings that date back to the days when trains crisscrossed this country and were the primary source of long-distance transportation.
  • Model Train Displays throughout the Village
  • Hobo Camp next to the Wisner Carriage Barn
  • Railroad Shop Tours

This annual event is co-sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Railway Historical Society and highlights the valuable contributions that railroads have made in the expansion and development of the United States.

The Village is open from 10 am to 5 pm both days so come early and plan to spend the day! Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch and snacks at our casual dining options right in the Village.

Because this is a very popular weekend, we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance!

Get away right away and surround yourself with the love and lore of trains August 4 and 5 at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad.

Upcoming Events

My Cub and Me – Nature Toddler Time!

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tue,
    April
    23

    Avian Adventure – Eagle Nest Observation

    Goldenrod Disc Golf Course, meet in the parking lot
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Tue,
    April
    23

    Knee High Naturalist: Grow Your Own Garbage Plants

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    April
    24

    Wild Adventurers: Earth Day Celebration!

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    April
    24

    Knee High Naturalist: Grow Your Own Garbage Plants

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Thu,
    April
    25

    Story Time at the Treehouse – Earth Day, Every Day!

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri,
    April
    26

    Volunteer Stewardship Day

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat,
    April
    27

    Get Out and Hike – Earth Day Adventure

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Sat,
    April
    27
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