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Yes, it’s that time of the year again! It’s time for all the US foliage aficionados to hit the road and take in all the cool colors of the season. In fact, many fans of fall foliage have already added admiring the autumnal awesomeness across the country to their travel bucket list.

Many choose scenic drives. Ah, but a scenic train ride is an even better option because then no one has to drive. On a scenic train ride, everyone in the family can enjoy the kaleidoscope of colors.

Indeed, seeing the surreal scenery from the comfort of a nice train is quite convenient. Train travelers need to worry about nothing but some snacks and a willing sense of adventure. Leaf-peepers plan their fall journey between late September and the middle of October in hopes of hitting peak leaf viewing. So kick back on a comfy train ride and see the best fall foliage in America. Here then to assist you with your itinerary, are the 11 best fall foliage train rides in the USA.

The 12 Best Fall Foliage Train Rides In The USA 

1. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Georgia

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Head to Blue Ridge and climb aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. It’s the perfect way to take in the colors of the season. This superb scenic 26-mile round trip tour takes a total of four hours as you travel along the rushing Toccoa River in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. 

Relax in a vintage car and enjoy the views, then stretch your legs a bit during a layover at the border of Georgia and Tennessee in Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville Georgia. Get a bite to eat at one of several quaint cafes and even do a little antique shopping if you wish. Ticket prices vary.

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