Heritage Railway spooks things up for Halloween

York-Durham Heritage Railway

The York- Durham Heritage Railway is known for its beautiful fall rides. Families come out to enjoy a trip from Uxbridge to Stouffville. The train runs through some of the most scenic areas in Ontario. Guests are seated comfortably in coaches as they enjoy the view of the fall colours.

This month the train is preparing for a Halloween-themed weekend. On Oct. 21 and 22 the train will be covered with plastic bats and spooky decor. In the spirit of Halloween, children wearing costumes will get to board for only $1.

YDHR is a family-friendly nonprofit. Their mandate is to preserve and promote the heritage of Ontario railways. While on board, guests can enjoy entertainment. The train offers a snack bar, clowns and a singer.

The staff is made up of volunteers who have a passion for what they do. John Mayell, the train conductor, is one of those volunteers. Mayell loves the environment, and believes this train ride is especially fun for families.

“Well, it’s a beautiful trip, especially if you have children. We’ve got clowns and balloons on board, [and] singers. It’s just a great family outing,” Mayell said.

Guests can enjoy regular train rides happening every weekend.

York-Durham Heritage Train (Divya Rajan)