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News Release: Free Trolley Rides Showcase the Victorian Charm of St. Joseph, Mich.

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June 12, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The rhythmic clip-clop of hooves has returned to the streets of St. Joseph, Mich., on select Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Free horse-drawn trolley rides, made possible by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, will showcase the Victorian-era charm of this Lake Michigan resort town during scheduled times June through December, weather permitting.
“It’s a relaxing tour of our scenic downtown,” said Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today. “And a fun way to experience what transportation was like 100 years ago in our city.”
Individuals and small groups can catch the Gelding-drawn trolley at the corner of Elm and State Sts. After the tour returns to the corner, it’s a short walk to downtown shops, restaurants and attractions, scenic parks, the nearby riverfront and Lake Michigan beaches. “The horses loves to pose for pictures after the ride,” Zapal added. A full season schedule can be found at
St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit or

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