This daily route through some of the nation’s best and most profuse foliage begins near the Canadian border in St. Albans. Still, you can pick it up at any of the 10 other Vermont stops and then ride it through seven other states to ultimately wind up in Washington, D.C., if you wish. Stop in Montpelier to see where maple syrup is made at a sugar shack, or hop off in Waterbury to visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill where you can snag a hot, fresh-baked cider doughnut off the bakery treadmill. Along the way, enjoy views of charming towns nestled in the wooded hills of the Green Mountain State.
We all want to plunk down on a train seat this time of year and just wistfully watch the trees go by with their red, gold, and orange foliage. As the season winds down and the weather turns colder, we crave a Hallmark moment with the trees, the sky, and the gentle rocking of the train. Sighhhh. So if there isn’t a fall foliage train excursion near you, should you be booking your trip to one? We can’t tell you what to do, but the answer is yes. Treat yourself and enjoy the majesty of Mother Nature’s yearly art installation. Ride that train!
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