Halloween season is underway and lots of great fall activities are on the horizon including one with the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

All aboard the Pumpkin Train Express with only one stop, the pumpkin patch, so all its riders can grab a pumpkin to take home to carve for Halloween. The total experience is about 90 minutes, which includes the train ride and the time picking a pumpkin at the patch.

The Pumpkin Train Express only runs one weekend, October 20th through October 23rd, the train runs five times daily at 10 AM, 11:20 AM, 12:50 PM, 2:20 PM, and 3:50 PM. Tickets are $25 for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday tickets, Saturday's ticket price is $30.

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The price of the ticket includes the train ride, a pumpkin, and admission to The Lake Superior Railroad Museum for the day. The museum will be the hub for a variety of special Pumpkin Train activities including a puppet show, a magic show, a balloon artist, and live music. Plus you can roam around the museum and look at all the trains and exhibits.

Reservations are strongly recommended for this 10-mile roundtrip to the pumpkin patch, the good news is that there are plenty of great seats and times still available. Plus, they'll be offering for a "little extra fee" a chance to ride in the two dome cars attached to the Pumpkin Train Express.

They remind riders of the Pumpkin Train Express that it is helpful to bring a bag or a sack to carry your pumpkin around after you select the perfect one from the patch.

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