5 Epic Fall Foliage Train Rides

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to explore the outdoors in Pennsylvania and there’s no better way than an old-fashioned train ride, so all aboard! Sit back, grab your camera, and enjoy the fall views ahead.

1. Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Jim Thorpe

Ride the rails on a vintage coach built as early as 1917 into the colorful, scenic views of the Lehigh Gorge State Park on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. The narrated 70-minute, 16-mile round-trip ride follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park.

2. Colebrookdale Railroad


Ride the Colebrookdale Railroad, and view the vibrant colors of fall in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. For the best view, take the two-hour, round-trip journey of the Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage ride on weekends in November. Make the adventure extra special reserving a spot for a delicious lunch, brunch, or dinner in the dining car on select Saturdays!

3. Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad


Board the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad fall foliage ride, Wednesdays through Sundays Oct. 1-16 for a relaxing, three-hour, round-trip excursion through the Oil Heritage Region and view nature’s colorful display in Oil Creek State Park. Reserve your tickets today before they are sold out!

4. Northern Central Railway of York

New Freedom

Enjoy the beauty of fall in southern York County on the Northern Central Railway of York, a mainline in operation since 1838. Ride to Glen Rock (1 hour), Hanover Junction (2 1/2 hours), or Howard Tunnel (3 1/2 hours) – your choice! Your conductor and brakeman will tell you about the history and growth of the towns and villages you pass along the way.

5. Rockhill Trolley Museum

Rockhill Furnace

Immerse yourself in fall foliage and photograph historic trolleys on Oct. 8 at the Rockhill Trolley Museum for its biggest event of the year, the Fall Spectacular. Their fully operational fleet of cars will be out and operating all day, including the fan favorite Liberty Liner!

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