DO THIS: Rarely Traveled Amtrak Route Offers Stunning Views of Pennsylvania Fall Foliage
Next month, take a relaxing railroad journey through the Pennsylvania countryside and view the changing of the seasons. Amtrak Autumn Express returns Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th to give passengers the chance to travel a rare route that hasn’t seen regular service for decades.
Beginning at Amtrak 30th Street Station, passengers will traverse through historic tunnels and small towns to see fall foliage along the Schuylkill River and more. The trip moves through Hershey and Reading with a brief stop in Harrisburg, as well as scenic views of Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Lebanon and Dauphin counties. Key landmarks will be announced en route, including two of the oldest train tunnels still in use, the Flat Rock Tunnel and the Black Rock Tunnel, built in the late 1930s. A guided, historic tour like this one is how autumn in Pennsylvania is meant to be seen.
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. Tickets are $129 for adults, and up to two children 2-12 years old can ride for half price with each adult. Passengers will also receive a boxed lunch and souvenir tote bag during the trip.
Be sure to buy your tickets early. Last year’s routes sold out in a matter of hours!