Day Trip

April 14, 2011

Easter Bunny makes short hop to Pennsylvania

What: It's that time of year again — when floppy ears needs a ride to his basket. The Easter Bunny Train arrives at Strasburg Rail Road on Friday.

Visitors can join Peter Cottontail on the authentic stream train for a 45-minute journey from the East Strasburg Station to Paradise, Pa., and back. Kids on the train receive a gift.

Where: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, Pa., 17579

When: Trains depart hourly from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, April 24. On Saturday, trains depart hourly from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and at 6 p.m.

How much: Coach fare is $16 for ages 12 and up. Coach fare for ages 3-11 is $9.50 and $2 for toddlers under 3.

What's nearby: Pack a lunch for an Easter picnic in Groff's Grove or sample the fare in the dining car or Trackside Restaurant. Guests can also take a ride on a miniature steam train or steer the Cranky Cars around a track. For a look behind the scenes, take a tour of the shop where trains are built and refurbished.

Information: Go to strasburgrailroad.com or call 717-687-7522. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the ticket window.

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