What’s the best way to bask in the glory of a North Bank summer? Aboard a chug-chug-chugging steam train, of course! The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will operate its Mid-Summer Steam Train rides this weekend, departing at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13. With the summer’s lush greenery and wildflower blooms to delight your eyes, this train ride will offer you moving views of north Clark County’s most beautiful countryside. The steam engine will make an enchanting excursion through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel to the Heisson area with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls.
All trains depart from the train station in Yacolt at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets and board the train. Tickets for the steam train are $20 for adults, $19 for those aged 60 and better, $15 for children ages five to 12, and $13 for little ones ages two to four. Children under two years old are free. To purchase tickets in advance and get directions to the train station, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.