The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail is a 3.8-mile bike and pedestrian trail which connects College Park, Riverdale Park, and Hyattsville to a network of regional trails. Its path traces the former Streetcar Route 82 – a light rail line which connected suburbanites to DC in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

On the second Saturday of each June, the communities of the Route 1 Corridor celebrate The Trolley Trail. This year, Trolley Trail Day was bigger and better than ever – with over 2,700 participants across 10 activity hubs. Though the day festival nurtures community connections in real time, Trolley Trail Day is designed to introduce new audiences to the Trolley Trail and encourage residents and visitors alike to use the trail daily for both work and leisure. To encourage residents and visitors alike to utilize the Trolley Trail. Here are a just a few ways you can use the Trolley Trail apart from Trolley Trail Day:  

If you work along the Route 1 Corridor and commute by car or use the MARC/Metro to get to work, consider using the Trolley Trail on your daily commute. 

It’s a great way to get fresh air and stay active – even if you swap out your normal commute just once per week!

Take a ride over to Riverdale Town Center and pick up fresh produce on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hollywood Farmers Market in North College Park sells fruits, veggies, and other products from local makers every Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Grab a friend and check out one of over two dozen of College Park’s parks and playgrounds. Many are directly connect to the Trolley Trail, including Lake Artemesia.  

The Trolley Trail is designed for multi-modal transport along the Route 1 corridor. It’s meant to be used daily! While Saturday June, 8, 2024 is an excellent day to explore amenities along the trail, we encourage you to use it as a resource for leisure, exercise, and transport year-round.

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