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4 Fall Foliage Train Rides to Take in WNY 2021

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on September 9, 2021
Photo courtesy of Arcade & Attica Railroad

If you’re not cramming in all of the fall activities during the extremely short number of days that can be considered the perfect fall weather, what are you even doing? Let’s be real here- the peak of fall is evanescent and while it’s here it should be cherished. There’s truly no better way to soak in the beautiful autumn sights than a fall foliage train ride.

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1. Arcade & Attica Railroad

Experience the beautiful hills of Western New York emanating a vibrant wave of colors this Fall at Arcade & Attica Railroad. This round trip train ride is an ideal way to appreciate the seasonal opportunities of Autumn in Buffalo. At the halfway mark, you’ll depart the train at Currier’s Station where you can explore and take part in several kid-friendly activities. To top off the experience, grab a steaming cup of hot cider to warm you right up! You can expect the ride to last for approximately 2-2.5 hours. Overall, this sensory experience is a perfect way to get out and explore while soaking in the best of the 716 this Fall.

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2. Medina Railroad Museum

Fall is the perfect season to visit the Medina Railroad Museum and appreciate a leisurely way to experience the old fashioned beauty of Autumn in Western New York. Enjoy a two hour round-trip train ride through the wooded scenery and along the Erie Canal. The railroad remains open through October which ensures you’ll be able to secure a ticket for the peak of Fall. The ambiance of this authentic train ride is peaceful, classy, and unique.

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3. The Buffalo Cattaraugus & Jamestown Railroad

This Fall, The Buffalo Cattaraugus & Jamestown Railroad is presenting their authentic “Fall foliage ride” departing from 4 Scott St. in the village of Hamburg. You can expect the duration of this adventure to be just over two hours long. Upon boarding the train, you will be seated comfortably and have a perfect view of the beautiful foliage. Adventurers, nature lovers, or anybody who’s looking to sightsee will enjoy this unique experience!

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4. Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Head about an hour east of Buffalo towards the Genesee Valley to Rush, NY to find this next fall foliage train ride experience. From September to October fall-themed train rides are offered, providing fun for all ages including a October Pumpkin Patch Train Ride.

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This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

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