Outdoor Train (BIKE): Steamtown Excursion to Carbondale

Steamtown National Historic Site


This ticket link is for CYCLISTS ONLY; limited quantity of 30 tickets available. Adult (ages 12-61) $25.00; Senior (ages 62+) $23.00; Youth (ages 3-11) $18.00; Child (ages 2 and under) $1.00

Dates & Times


Saturday, June 18, 2022


9:00 AM


4 hours and 45 minutes

Type of Event


Train ride will last approximately 1.75 hours; departing Steamtown at 9 a.m. and arriving to Carbondale at 10:45 a.m. On the way to Carbondale, the train will make a BRIEF stop at Archbald, just long enough to drop off hikers at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LHVA) trailhead; cyclists will remain on the train. After all hikers have disembarked, the train will continue to Carbondale with cyclists and bikes. The train will BRIEFLY stop at Carbondale, just long enough to drop off cyclists and unload bikes at the LHVA trailhead. Cyclists will depart the trailhead with LHVA guides and follow the trail 11 miles to Olyphant Station. Returning train ride will last approximately .75 hours; departing Olyphant at 1 p.m. and arriving to Steamtown at 1:45 p.m.


We're partnering with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area to offer an "Outdoor Excursion" to Carbondale! Cyclists can bring their own bicycle and ride the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail from Carbondale to Olyphant, approximately 11 miles. The train will bring you and your bike from Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) to Carbondale, dropping you off at the train station. Cyclists will then ride the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trail for 11 miles to Olyphant, where they will meet the train for a return trip to Steamtown NHS.

NOTICE: Bike tickets are limited to the first 30 cyclists!

Carbondale Station Description and Details:

History: Carbondale’s present-day train station was built on the site of the Delaware and Hudson Seventh Avenue train station that was opened on February 1, 1896. Local and express trains, both north and south, from Carbondale arrived and departed from Carbondale on a daily basis. In the 1950s, as many as fifteen passenger trains departed daily from this station for Scranton. 

Amenities: There are limited amenities available at this site for the Outdoor Excursion.  Participants should plan ahead and be prepared with a sufficient water supply.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

This ticket link is for CYCLISTS ONLY; limited quantity of 30 tickets available. To purchase tickets: scroll down the webpage and select the green "Make Reservation or Register" button below. If the link does not appear, visit: www.recreation.gov and search "Steamtown National Historic Site" to select the appropriate station or date associated with event. Purchasing tickets in advance through recreation.gov is strongly encouraged.
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