Fall Aboard! These Are the Best Scenic Train Rides for Autumnal Leaf Peeping

Enjoy a fall show by chugging along tree-lined tracks.

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Photo: Courtesy of Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

The most relaxing way to take in Mother Nature's stunning third act may be from a train chugging along tree-lined tracks. These scenic train rides, which take place during autumn, afford plenty of leaf peeping opportunities. Consider the excursions below for your next weekend outing.

Lenox, Massachusetts

On weekends in September and October, the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum runs hour-long, 10-mile round trips between Adams and North Adams, Massachusetts, that weave through the mountains in all their autumnal glory.

Duluth, Minnesota

The North Shore Scenic Railroad's Two Harbors Fall Color Tour, a six-hour journey to and from the historic lakeside city, runs through mid-October; entrance to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum is included.

Blue Ridge, Georgia

A 26-mile tour on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway showcases flame-colored foliage along the Toccoa River, with a stop in the charming sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee.

Boyertown, Pennsylvania

On the Colebrookdale Railroad's Fall Foliage Excursion, rail riders in a 1920s-style coach head into Pennsylvania's Secret Valley for a two-hour jaunt through farms and woods awash in vibrant colors.

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