You know you live in a small community when the appearance of a new trolley causes folks to stop and snap pictures.
Waterville Valley Resort has a new summer/fall trolley to transport us around town. I don’t know if it’s an actual Molly Trolley, but it sure looks like the iconic trolleys that originated in Ogunquit, Maine, and have since become a staple in the transportation world.
I’ve always been a fan of the Molly Trolley. My husband and I used to vacation with our kids in Ogunquit. We came to realize that we didn’t need to pay top dollar to stay at a beachfront property. We just needed to stay in a hotel near a trolley stop. The kids were more excited about taking trolley rides than they were about playing on the beach and in the ocean.
Waterville Valley Resort purchased the trolley (pictured below) last winter and spent months totally refurbishing it. It now has the signature blue top like the winter schuss buses, but inside you’ll find a beautiful wood interior with gleaming brass trim, and traditional Molly Trolley wooden seats. The new trolley is handicap accessible with a lift. And since the trolley is so popular with wedding parties, the trolley even has a banner at the ready that reads, Just Married.
Waterville Valley is the ideal community to park your car and forget it. Everything is within walking distance or a short trolley ride. In summer, the Waterville Valley trolley stops and picks up passengers throughout the village – so no need to wait at a designated bus stop. Since there’s only one trolley, keep in mind that you may have to wait a little longer for a ride. But, at least the weather is gorgeous and the views spectacular.
Take a ride on the trolley. It’s FREE! I can vouch that fussy children will soon be soothed. There’s just something about a trolley ride…