Apr 29, 2021
- Rail Explorers, featuring custom built pedal-powered rail bikes will begin operation of their fourth location, the new Cooperstown Division, on Saturday, May 29. The Rail Explorers Cooperstown Division features tours along the historic Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad which follows the beautiful Susquehanna River. Rail Explorers Cooperstown is hosted by the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad and is based in the restored Milford Depot in Milford, New York.
“We are excited about starting an operation in Cooperstown and becoming part of the community," stated Rail Explorers CEO Mary Joy Lu. “The Cooperstown tour offers great views the Susquehanna River and the surrounding farmland, and the 12-mile round trip will be Rail Explorers longest tour offered to date. Many of our followers can't wait to try this tour." said Lu.
Just 4 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from Albany, Rail Explorers Cooperstown tours are available from May 29 through October 31, 2021. The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours, including a stop along the rails at a private riverside turnaround area.
The Rail Explorer bikes have 4 steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride. Although the Rail Explorers require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience very different from riding a regular bicycle. Each rail bike, available in tandem (2 riders) or quad (4 riders) includes an electric assist option.
All tours begin at the Milford Depot at 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807. Free parking is available for Rail Explorers at the train station. Group, private, team building, educational and special topic tours are available.
"We're incredibly excited that Rail Explorers chose Cooperstown to expand their hugely-successful nationwide operation. It is great to have yet another family and dog-friendly activity for our guests." says Cassandra Harrington, executive director of the Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County.
For tickets, gift cards and additional information, visit www.railexplorers.net or call 877-833-8588. Reservations are highly recommended.
About Rail Explorers:
Rail Explorers is an eco-tourism company that is passionate about sharing the fun and adventure of riding the rails. We provide a unique way of experiencing the outdoors in a safe, relaxed and enjoyable way. In 2021, Rail Explorers will operate in: Newport County, Rhode Island, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenicia, New York (in the Catskills); Cooperstown, New York, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
About Destination Marketing Corporation:
The Destination Marketing Corporation's mission is to actively promote and market Otsego County for the purpose of encouraging overnight visitation thus contributing to the economic impact of tourism in our communities through the generation of occupancy tax revenues.