Fall Foliage Trains

Fall foliage trains are a great way to see the leaves change, and the beautiful fall scenery. Railroads around the world have fall excursions that draw thousands every year. A train ride is a relaxing way to see the colors change with the family or friends. Some of these excursions offer meals, layovers to explore the towns where the train stops, and commentary of the sites next to the railroad. These excursions are very popular and usually fill up fast, so if your interested please book your trip in advance.


Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Blue Ridge, Ga

Relax and take in the fall colors on this gorgeous 26 mile train ride through the Chattahoochee National Forest while riding in historical train cars. This trip includes stops where souvenirs can be purchased. This trip will cost around $54, however, the railroad gives first responders and veterans a discount. Order tickets here: http://www.brscenic.com/



Cumbres and Toltec Scenic

Take a ride behind a historic steam engine and enjoy the fall scenery. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic railroad is a 64 mile trip that crosses two states. A fall train ride gives you the opportunity to view the rich fall scenery and the tall mountains in the southwestern United States. Order tickets here:https://cumbrestoltec.com/

Photo Credit: Andrew Button


Adirondack Scenic

The Adirondack fall foliage is some of the most breathtaking in the country. Just a few hours from New York City, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad provides riders with the opportunity to view the fall scenery of the Adirondacks in the peak of the season. While on the train, take in the views of the Adirondack mountains and decorated in fall foliage. Order tickets here:http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/

Photo Credit: John Sesonske

Strasburg Railroad

Fall excursions on the Strasburg Railroad give riders the opportunity to see Lancaster in the peak of the fall harvest. Powered by one of three steam engines and historic rolling stock, an outing at the Strasburg Railroad is sure to make memories that last a lifetime. While there, check out the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania located right across the street. Order tickets here:https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

Photo Credit: Bob Kise


New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

Enjoy a 35-mile train ride through Eastern Pennsylvania behind a diesel or steam engine. This excursion will take you through the towns along the line in Bucks County. The excursions offered in the last couple weeks of October include the “Haunted Halloween” and “Trick or Treat” trains that are enjoyed by young and old alike. Tickets available at: https://www.newhoperailroad.com/

Photo Credit: Chris Rinaldi


Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, located in Jim Thorpe, Pa will take passengers on a breathtaking 16-mile round trip along the Lehigh River. This is a popular excursion so be sure to reserve your seat! Order tickets here: https://www.lgsry.com/

Photo Credit : Dick Leonhardt


Essex Steam Train Essex, CT

Hop aboard the Essex Steam train to enjoy Connecticut’s fall foliage. Enjoy a trip in Vintage coaches pulled by a steam locomotive. To catch the fall foliage in its best light, ride the Essex Clipper Dinner train, or the Friday night Sunset tour to view the fall foliage, with the backdrop of the sunset. This train runs in September and October so book now! Tickets: http://essexsteamtrain.com/

Photo Credit: David Lung




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