You’ve heard of scenic train rides which, well, can be a little cheesy—especially those murder mystery rides! But when it comes to viewing the changing leaves, it’s totally worth it.
There’s the Essex Steam train in Connecticut, which takes you through the Connecticut River Valley during peak foliage season. Then it connects to a riverboat to go even deeper into the valley.
I always say the most underrated foliage is in wine country—not only do the leaves change color, but so do the grape vines! The Napa Valley Wine Train takes you past working vineyards and wineries when harvest season is in full swing.
You can also work in leaf-peeping while traveling from point A to B. Some of the country’s best fall foliage is on display when you ride on Amtrak’s Adirondack line from New York to Albany, or the Cardinal train from Chicago that takes you through the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.
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