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All Aboard the Fall Foliage Express

Well-known by its famous moniker, “Penn’s Woods,” Pennsylvania is one of the most enchanting locations in the country for the fall foliage season. As the autumn colors cover the states in the seasonal spectacle, there’s no better way to enjoy the brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange than on one of Pennsylvania’s many historic railroads. Every year, the scenic ravines, tranquil woodland retreats, and rugged mountains of Pennsylvania’s landscape provide a magnificent setting for thousands of train passengers that is undoubtedly easy on the eyes. There are countless options in Pennsylvania, but we’ve highlighted some of the best and most significant railroads in the state for you fall foliage train excursion. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.

 

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Street

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

570.325.8485

Nicknamed the “Switzerland of America,” the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway is a narrated 2.5-hour round-trip featuring mountain scenery, steep hillsides, and a spectacular view of the Schuylkill River. Take the Hometown High Bridge Tour to enjoy the view of the river from the 168-feet high bridge or experience fall foliage on an Autumn Leaf Excursion from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe and back. To view a complete schedule or get more information on the many different ways to enjoy your fall foliage excursion in the Lehigh Gorge, visit the website

 

New Hope and Ivyland

32 W. Bridge Street

New Hope, PA 18938

215.862.2332

Enjoy a peaceful train ride in your antique coach car through the woods of Bucks County. New Hope and Ivyland Railroad also have a a Haunted Halloween train ride and a Shoppers Express train ride from Wycombe to the shopping and dining attractions in New Hope. Visit the website for tickets and a schedule.

 

Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad

409 South Perry Street

Titusville, PA 16354

814.676.1733

Take a train tour to view the fall foliage of Pennsylvania’s historic oil country on the train carrying the only railway post office car still active in the United States. The three-hour round trip will transport you to where oil history began in Oil Creek Valley. To learn more, visit the website.  

 

Stourbridge Line Train

812 Main Street

Honesdale, PA 18431

570.470.2697

Visit the beautiful northern Pocono Mountains to view panoramic fall scenery along Lackawaxen River Gorge near Lake Wallenpaupack. The Hawley Foliage Express is a one-hour fall foliage train tour from Hawley Station toward Lackawaxen on the Stourbridge Line. Visit the website for more information, specials, and calendar.

 

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

Times House Bed & Breakfast

Jim Thorpe
Times House B&B Jim Thorpe getaway
Comfortable elegance in the heart of historic Jim Thorpe

Awarded TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence every year since 2014, this circa 1870 B&B offers comfortable, elegant rooms and suites furnished with antiques and classic furniture.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.1mi

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

Bethlehem
Rustic Dreams
The Lehigh Valley's Best Kept Secret!

Our B&B is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, a special celebration or just to escape for some quiet time.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 27.4mi

Landhaven Bed & Breakfast

Barto
Landhaven
A Perfect Countryside Retreat

Originally built in 1870 as a General Store, the structure was renovated to include five guestrooms named after the original General Store proprietors.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.4mi

The Lafayette Inn

Easton
Lafayette Inn an 1895 Georgian Mansion
Distinctive Accommodations on College Hill

A Select Registry Inn located just two blocks from Lafayette College. Join us for delicious homemade breakfasts in an 1895 Georgian Mansion listed on the National Resgister of Historic Places.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.9mi

College Hill Bed & Breakfast

Bloomsburg
College Hill B&B
Friendly & Historic Bed & Breakfast in Bloomsburg, PA

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, this home built in 1860 welcomes couples, families and business travelers.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.1mi