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Ride the train to our convenient picnic groves – recreational areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Board the train with your picnic basket or cooler, and let your trainman know you wish to get off at one of our groves!

GROFF’S GROVE (Open March 31 to September 30, 2023; Picnic grove may remain open longer based on weather. Some blackout dates or restrictions may occur. )

Swings, a merry-go-round, and seesaws will entertain the kids while you sit back and enjoy the bucolic view of Lancaster County’s Amish Country. Amenities at Groff’s Grove include picnic tables, charcoal grills, hand-pumped potable water, and porta-potties.

If you wish to disembark at Groff’s Grove, please inform your train’s Car Host or Conductor as he or she greets you and verifies your ticket.  [Trip logistics: The train will proceed to the end of the line; then, on the return trip, the train will stop at Groff’s Grove.]  Please be aware of the day’s departure schedule. In most cases, it will be 60 minutes until the next train is back at Groff’s Grove to pick up guests. Trains do not disembark guests on the final ride of the day.

Little girl on a swing.


Kids can laugh, run, and climb with hands-on fun in the train-themed play area while parents sit nearby with complimentary Wi-Fi access. Beautifully restored engines and rails cars will pull in and out of the station traveling to and returning from scenic Paradise, PA.


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A little girl playing inside a small wooden train.