6. Amtrak Autumn Scenic Trains

Each year, as the weather cools and the leaves turn shades of red and yellow, Amtrak offers its passengers an inimitable Fall experience. From September 25th to November 4th, Amtrak utilizes its 1955 Great Dome car to travel through the Adirondack Mountains. Used on the Adirondack line–one of the most scenic rail routes in the U.S–the double-Decker train car offers riveting views of Upstate New York’s lakes, mountains and rivers.

The Adirondack Line runs from New York City to Albany and Montreal, with stops in Saratoga Springs, Poughkeepsie, and Ticonderoga. The Great Dome car, which is added in Albany, can be accessed for no extra charge on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Another Amtrak Fall feature train is the Autumn Express. This one-day excursion runs on October 29 and 30th. The ride first heads west along the former Lehigh Valley Railroad, including a passage through the historic Musconetcong Tunnel, which opened in 1875. The train then crosses the Delaware River and traverses the scenic farm counties of Pennsylvania all the way to Harrisburg. Afterwards, the train heads south for a photo stop at the Amtrak station in Lancaster, PA, before heading back north across lovely Lancaster County countryside to New York City.