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Fall Foliage Train Rides NY: Where Leaves Show Off Their Hottest Shades (Move Over, Fashion Week!)

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Foliage Train Rides in New York 🚂🍁

With how these ticket prices look, going to Europe for the scenic train ride through the Alps is being put on hold. So where will you show off the quiet luxury style you spent all summer building? On the train of course. No, not the rat-infested subway, the ✨ fall foliage train✨. Get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing hues of fall as we unveil the ultimate guide to fall foliage train rides in NY.

Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway
Photo Courtesy of Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway

1. Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Utica Train Station, 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, map

Starting at $46 per adult, $36 per child

Immerse yourself in the Adirondacks' beauty through a unique Utica to Old Forge train journey. Opt for a dome car to enjoy panoramic fall foliage sights, complemented by a café car with hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats.

2. Arcade and Attica Railroad

278 Main St, Arcade, NY, map

Starting at $22 per adult, $19 per child

Experience the stunning transformation of the western New York hills, while indulging in local cider and homemade donuts (available for purchase).

3. Catskill Mountain Railroad

55 Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY, map

Starting at $17 per adult, $11 per child

On this fall foliage ride, you can opt for an open-air canopied flat car for a front-row seat to the autumn leaf transformations. Head from Kingston into the wondrous forest on Hurley Mountain. Want a little fall to go? Take the “Pumpkin Express,” and you can select a pumpkin to take home and decorate.

4. Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad

136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, map

Starting at $25 per adult, $20 per child

Enjoy a scenic journey through the Susquehanna River Valley, passing by serene riverbanks, picturesque farms, and vibrant forests, all from the comfort of open-air cars.

5. Medina Railroad Museum

530 West Ave, Medina, NY, map

Starting at $28 per adult, $24 per child

Indulge in a nostalgic train ride through wooded landscapes and alongside the Erie Canal, with the added bonus of admission to the Medina Railroad Museum included with your ticket.

6. New York & Lake Erie Railroad

50 Commercial St, Gowanda, NY, map

Starting at $19 per adult, $15 per child

A unique roundtrip train expedition that allows you to relish the autumnal scenery while also providing a 45-minute break in South Dayton for town exploration.

7. Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway

9 Railroad Pl, Corinth, NY, map

Starting at $25 per adult, $10 per child

Delight in the beauty of the changing leaves in the Southern Adirondacks while having the choice of enjoying the journey from coach seats or the open-air car.

You're now armed with the ultimate guide to fall foliage train rides in NY. So throw on your fall fit and remember, this is your front-row ticket to nature's most glamorous runway (read: come prepared to have the cutest ✨fall vibes✨ feed).

Consult the respective websites for the most up-to-date information on pricing and availability.

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