Rail trips start April 5
The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association (TOHA) is pleased to announce that reservations are now being taken for the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure.
The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association (TOHA) is pleased to announce that reservations are now being taken for the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure. Visitors have a choice of two excursions, the Hiwassee River Rail Loop, a half day trip or the Copperhill Special, a full day trip. Both routes parallel beside the scenic Hiwassee River gorge and the engineering marvel of the famous Hiwassee Rail Loop, the third longest rail loop in the world. It meanders deep into remote areas of the Cherokee National Forest, making this one of the most scenic rail excursions in the Southeast.
Trips will begin on Saturday, April 5, 2014 and run every weekend through November 30th with some weekdays during the fall season. The adventure begins in the Historic Railroad Town of Etowah, Tennessee. Passengers will park in designated areas in downtown Etowah near the Depot, and board shuttle buses at the L&N Depot Museum for a short ride to Gee Creek State Park where they will board the train.
Reservation may be made by calling the Etowah ticket office at 423-263-7840 or Tennessee Valley Railroad Ticket Line at 423-894-8028 or go online to www.tvrail.com for descriptions of the routes, pricing, and scheduling. Passengers may select regular coach seating or dome observation cars.
The mission of TOHA is to promote and preserve the natural and cultural resources of McMinn, Monroe, and Polk counties through cultural tourism.
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