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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
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
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
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
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.