Pennsylvania's self-proclaimed "most scenic railroad excursion" delivers — especially in the fall. Located in the Keystone State's "Canyon Country," the Tioga Central Railroad's route to Lake Hammond offers everything a leaf-peeping rail fan could desire. The railroad's 34-mile round trip traces a hill and dale landscape that is ablaze with color and offers keen-eyed observers the chance to glimpse eagles soaring above.
For those ready to weather North Central Pennsylvania's brisk autumn temperatures, the open-air gondola offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Dinner train service is increased and moved to an earlier hour during foliage time.