Walking on the Railroad

Celebrate Geauga’s Interurban history with a visit to learn more

One hundred years ago, interurban trolleys were in their heyday in this area. Whether you were a Geauga farmer trying to get your crops to market, a city dweller wanting to escape to the country, or a child needing a ride to school, you would most likely have made use of this transportation system.

Today the rails locally have been removed, but there are still remnants of that past era to be found. For instance, The Rookery in Munson Township was once the site of an important junction in that system, and Geauga Park District has erected a new outdoor display kiosk to highlight that epic part of our history.

This April, commemorate that colorful era by attending an open house at the park!

What: Tracking Geauga’s Interurban Day

When: Saturday, April 13 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road, Munson Township

Visitors may enjoy the following activities:

  • Attend one of the informational presentations offered hourly in the Great Blue Heron Lodge;
  • Interact with Interurban artifacts and see a model of the original junction station house;
  • Walk a three-quarter-mile section of the Interurban en route to the kiosk;
  • Meet costumed characters from that era;
  • Test yourself on trolley history; and
  • Talk with history buffs who are keeping this important story alive.
  • Children will also enjoy a make-n-take craft station.

Featuring the use of Geauga Park District’s new EZ Go Cart for those with mobility restrictions, this event will be co-presented by the Park District and the Cleveland & Eastern Interurban Historical Society.

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