Wolfeboro – Jolly the Trolley’s Summer Park ‘n Ride Shuttle will run six days a week,
Monday through Saturday this summer and there will be no charge to ride.
Citing a significant increase in use of the Free Parade Shuttle on July Fourth,
Wolfeboro Trolley Company Owner Kathy Fairman said it was clear more people will
use a shuttle if they don’t have to pay for the service.
“So, for the rest of the summer Jolly the Trolley will run free!” she announced.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, the shuttle will run every half hour from 10 am until 3
pm starting at Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road, stopping at Linda’s Flowers,
91 Center Street five minutes later and arriving at the Railroad Station on the quarter hour
(10:15-2:45.) Then it’s right back to Kingswood for the next trip (ie 10:30.)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the shuttle will follow the same route
every half hour but from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm.
“We’re starting earlier and running later on these four days when almost all
downtown businesses are open so that the people who work downtown can park their cars
outside the core and save parking spaces for their customers,” said Fairman.
“This is when we’ll find out if a shuttle will actually make a difference,” she
added. “These four days are the test. If we can get our downtown employees on board, in
spirit, as well as on the trolley, then we’ll know if a shuttle is the answer.”
Many downtown business owners have already demonstrated their support for the
shuttle by purchasing signs on Jolly the Trolley.
“Without that support, the shuttle wouldn’t be running at all,” said Fairman.
“The goal is to relieve parking congestion downtown where shoppers are forced
to circle looking for an open parking space. We want to make it easier for everyone,
resident and visitor alike, to enjoy our downtown and frequent our shops, restaurants, and
“If we find this makes a difference, and I have to think it will, then hopefully next
year we can expand Jolly’s hours on the other days and add a stop on North Main Street,”
said Fairman.
Molly the Trolley’s schedule of Narrated Trolley Tours will continue the same as
last year with Tours from the Railroad Station at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 and from
the Town Docks at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30 seven days a week.
To confirm Molly’s Schedule or for additional information visit
wolfeborotrolley.com or Facebook or call 603-569-1080. Tour tickets may be purchased
on-line or on-board Molly.