5 Scenic Fall Train Rides

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to explore the outdoors in Pennsylvania and there’s no better way than a foliage train ride, so all aboard! Sit back, grab your camera, and enjoy the fall views on the most scenic train rides in PA.

The Best Fall Train Rides in PA

1. Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

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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. In September, 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. From Sep. 30-Nov. 5, enjoy a 45-minute fall train ride through gorgeous scenery on the railway’s Autumn Leaf Train excursions.

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 select dates, Sep. 13-Nov. 19. Make the adventure extra special reserving a spot on select excursions featuring ice cream sundaes, beer & bratwurst, a Bloody Mary Brunch, or a late afternoon wine tasting!

3. Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad


Board the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad fall foliage train ride, Wednesdays through Sundays Oct. 1-15 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

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Enjoy the beauty of fall in southern York County on select dates in October 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) on a diesel- or steam-powered engine – 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. 7 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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