Mayor's Health & Wellness Excursion
Sunday October 1st
(Rain or Shine)


Sunday October 1st

The Whippany Railway Museum, in collaboration with the Hanover Township Mayor’s Wellness Program and business neighbors Whippanong Library, Bayer, the New York Red Bulls, and Wegmans, are pleased to present

“All Aboard for Wellness, Fitness & Fun!!!!”

Your journey begins at the Whippany Railway Museum with FREE parking and access to the Museum grounds and building. While you wait for the train that will bring you to a day of “Wellness, Fitness & Fun!!!” activities at Hanover Township’s Central Park, view Historic Railroad equipment, a museum filled with Historic RR Memorabilia and operating model train layouts inside and outside.


Your “Ticket To Fun” begins at the
Whippany Railway Museum's PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Celebrate the wonders of the Fall season during the 17th Annual “Pumpkin Festival”. Walk among the pumpkins, corn shocks and grinning scarecrows. Enjoy the wares of local craft vendors at the “Pumpkin Market Place Crafts Fair”. The “Pumpkinliner”. train stops at the Hanover Township Central Park where you can enjoy the “ALL ABOARD ! FOR WELLNESS” events and activities, all included with the purchase of your “Pumpkinliner” ticket.


Trains depart from the Railway Museum for Central Park at three times: 12:00; 1:00; & 2:00 PM. Trains will pick passangers up from the park at 12:30; 1:30; 2:30 & 3:30 PM. During the 30-minute ride heading west toward Morristown, sit back and relax as you learn more of the rich history of the train you’re on, while your kids enjoy coloring books and crayons with a healthy theme.

Your train stops about 300 feet from Hanover Township’s Central Park, where you’ll proceed on a four-minute walk to the park entrance to enjoy events and activities, all included with the purchase of your train ticket and courtesy of co-sponsors Bayer, the New York Red Bulls Soccer Team, Wegmans, and the Hanover Township Mayor’s Wellness program.

While at Central Park, the Whippanong Library will be doing an interactive story-time for the little ones, meet New York Red Bulls’ Soccer Trainers and join in their 3v3 and soccer tennis games. And don’t miss the Red Bulls’ Street Team, who will “wow” you with demonstrations of what’s possible with some skill and a ball! Stop by Bayer’s interactive “Making Science Make Sense” exhibit for fun experiments that delight children of all ages. Sample free, healthy snacks provided by Wegmans, and make sure your little ones don’t miss Wegmans’ “Ready-For-Prime-Time Produce” shows at the Central Park gazebo where fruit and veggie characters will enchant your children as they learn about healthy eating.

In addition to the events from our business sponsors, take some time to enjoy the amenities of Hanover Township’s Central Park and the Mayor’s Wellness Program activities. See a demonstration of the new outdoor exercise equipment recently installed in the park, go for a guided walk on a path along the Whippany River, join a yoga class, or play some volleyball! If you plan on spending the day, bring a picnic lunch for your family to enjoy at our picnic tables in the park.

The events and programs (rain or shine) will run at Central Park from 12:30 pa.m. to 3:30 p.m., so stay as long as you’d like. (Trains will be returning to the Railway Museum throughout the day with the last train leaving Central Park at 4:05 p.m.)

When you have made the rounds at the park, you will walk back to the train boarding area and board the next train to arrive for a 5 minute ride back to the Museum grounds and your car. The last train going back to The Whippany Museum will be leaving the Central Park stop at 4:05 p.m. All train ticket holders must be on that train in order for you to get back to your car.

Sunday October 1st

TRAIN DEPARTURES: Three trains depart from the Museum at 1 Railroad Plaza in Whippany, NJ ending at the “ALL ABOARD FOR WELLNESS!”event at Central Park: 12 Noon, 1 PM, & 2 PM. Trains leave Central Park for a 5-minute ride back to the Museum at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 3:30 PM >

Coach Tickets: 1927 Restored Club Car Tickets:
Adults - $14.00 Adults - $17.00
Children - $9.00 Children - $12.00

Ticket price includes admission to Museum grounds and building including the 17th Annual Pumpkin Festival and all activities at the “ALL ABOARD!” event. Please visit our Pumpkin Festival for details

Tickets include historic train ride to and from Central Park and free admission to all events and exhibits sponsored at the Park for the event. Please note: Museum’s historic trains cannot accommodate wheelchairs and strollers and are exempt for ADA Compliance. For information on ADA accessibility at Central Park, contact the Township of Hanover’s Recreation Department at (973) 428-2463.

Sunday October 1st

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and the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.
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Whippany Railway Museum
P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
(973) 887-8177

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