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The Peekskill Trolley Company hosts summer tours
Did you know that Peekskill is the home of the yellow brick road referred to in "The Wizard of Oz"? Find out about this fun fact and more on a historical tour hosted by the Peekskill Trolley Company (914-739-5408; peekskilltrolleycompany.com).
Inside the newly restored trolley, named Stella, riders can sit back and enjoy a tour of Peekskill’s historical riches — restored Victorian homes, the Lincoln Museum and the city’s oldest company, Dain’s Lumber. The tours, which are $10 for adults, cap off at Charles Point, where riders can watch the sunset with a magical view of the Hudson River.
Leslie Masson, the owner of the Peekskill Trolley Company, moved to Peekskill 16 years ago and fell in love with the city instantly. “I knew that whatever business venture I decided to do, it was going to have something to do with Peekskill,” she said.
Running tours for a little more than a year, the Peekskill Trolley Company offers many summertime excursions. The Sangria Sunset tour, scheduled for July 28 at 7 p.m. at $20 per person, offers a dusk tour of the city where riders can sip on sangria, munch on chips and guacamole, and sway to the sounds of the Spanish guitar. Other upcoming tours feature comedy acts, winery visits and beer tastings.
According to Masson, 68, a tour on the trolley, which boasts a natural oak interior and brass accents, offers guests a unique experience. “It makes you feel like you stepped back in time,” she said. “Plus, the trolley itself is just cool. Wherever you go, people stop and wave.”
For more information, including upcoming tour dates, pricing and more, visit the website. Reservations can be made only by calling the Peekskill Trolley Company.