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

Knee High Naturalist: Who Likes Mud?

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum – Dewaters Building
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    23

    Knee High Naturalist: Skunks and Other Insect Eaters

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum – Dewaters Building
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • Wed,
    May
    29

    Wild Adventurers: Pet Bugs

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • Wed,
    May
    29

    Knee High Naturalist: Skunks and Other Insect Eaters

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum – Dewaters Building
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    May
    30

    Volunteer Stewardship Days at ForMar-Garden Volunteer Team

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat,
    June
    01

    Nature Discovery: Fishing Fun!

    Buell Lake County Park, Pavilion 1
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Sat,
    June
    01

    Kids Painting in Nature - Treehouse

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Sat,
    June
    01

    Scouting Outing: Hooked on Fishing!

    Buell Lake County Park, Pavilion 1
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    June
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