Fall Foliage Rides

Fall Foliage Train RIdes

Fall Foliage Rides are a near-perfect way to spend a weekend. Kick back with a leisurely excursion through some of America’s most beautiful country, as the changing leaves of autumn set the landscape ablaze with color.

Some travel tips: plan on the excursions lasting a couple of hours, and definitely book your trip in advance. Also, be sure to bring warmer clothes – many of these type excursions feature “open air” coaches.

Some of our favorites:

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Peninsula, OH)

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is located in Northeast, Ohio – just fifteen miles outside of Cleveland – and runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 33,000 acres of land that is part of the National Park System. Offering year round excursions, the train offers an excellent view of the scenery, especially in the fall. Peak color is usually in October. Book a trip to CVSR now!


Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad (Elbe, WA)
The Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum operates fall foliage rides aboard authentic steam trains that travel 14 miles between the towns of Elbe and Mineral near Washington State’s Mt. Rainier National Park.  The fall is a fantastic time to ride the train. Join Snoopy, and Charlie Brown aboard The Great Pumpkin Patch Express. Passengers will ride the train and read the book It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on their journey to the Pumpkin Patch. Every child gets to choose their very own pumpkin to take home, play PEANUTS™ themed games and activities, and meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Book Peanuts ™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express at MRSR now!


Tennessee Central Railway Museum (Nashville, TN)

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum hosts round-trip train fall foliage rides from Nashville to locations east including Lebanon, Watertown, Cookeville, and Monterey. Rides are available each weekend in October. Book a ride aboard the Tennessee Central Railway today!


Visit the railroads below for more Fall Foliage Rides!

Southern Michigan Railroad Society

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Downeast Scenic Railroad

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