December 27 and 28, 2014: their last weekend of the year!
Aberfoyle Junction was previously located in Aberfoyle along the 401. A year ago, it moved to St. Jacobs and changed its name to St. Jacobs and Aberfoyle Model Railway. Utterly charming, the country side and small town are both filled with detailed little scenes to observe and plenty of train action to watch. There's something for everyone.
Here's the photo gallery of my last visit in December 2014. I was thrilled to see that they've kept the same lovely layout and made some improvements. Compare the two following photos (the first one taken 10 years ago in the old location and the second taken in December 2014).
Combine this with a visit to see the Flight of White at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory!
In December, Santa's train runs on the tracks!
In the small gift shop, I found one of our favourite train-related storybook: The Caboose Who Got Loose.Check it out!
Click here to access our page with all the information on this attraction. While you are in this area, I strongly recommend you turn this outing into an I-Spy day trip by first going to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (a 25-minute drive from St. Jacobs), to spot the butterflies. It is better to start with the quiet butterflies and finish with the busy trains in St. Jacobs.(Better to print out the Google route to navigate the two destinations from Hwy 401. It's a bit tricky.)
King in St. Jacobs is a quaint street with many shops, not really interesting for children but fun for the moms! Across the street from the parking lot where you'll find the Model Railway are intriguing silos. They host a few stores set within the round walls of the silo. Note that the Farmer's Market is 3 kms from this part of St. Jacobs.