DAYTRIPS: WESTERN MARYLAND

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by Jamie Alvarenga

Ridiculously Charming Train Rides To Take In Maryland This Fall

Autumn is an amazing time of year for hiking, but don’t forget about our local train rides as well! See the colorful fall scenery without any effort at all when you hop aboard one of the following fall foliage trains in Maryland. Of all the things on your fall to-do list, you may want to make this one a priority if you haven’t already. This is an experience every Marylander should have at least once. Bring a camera and let’s climb aboard these scenic train rides in Maryland!

Western Maryland Scenic RailroadFacebook / Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Facebook / Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Facebook / Western Maryland Scenic RailroadWestern Maryland Scenic Railroad has beautiful scenic train rides aboard the Frostburg Flyer that wind through the Allegheny Mountains. When the autumn colors are at their peak, it's like looking at painted mountains that stretch for miles. The Frostburg Flyer runs five days a week in October, and train tickets sell out fast. This 4.5-hour long trip departs from Cumberland to Frostburg, including a 1-hour layover before returning to Cumberland. It’s the best way to see Maryland’s beautiful fall foliage! On weekends in October, you can also climb aboard the Pumpkin Patch Limited and enjoy a 75-minute round-trip train ride to a pumpkin patch, where each passenger will get to pick out their own pumpkin to bring home and decorate. It's the best pumpkin train in Maryland!
Walkersville Southern RailroadFacebook / Walkersville Southern Railroad and Museum
Facebook / Walkersville Southern Railroad and Museum
Facebook / Walkersville Southern Railroad and MuseumThis scenic railroad in Walkersville offers autumn excursions through the month of October on Saturdays and Sundays, along with Murder Mystery Dinner train rides, and more. Time your trip just right, and you're in for colorful views around historic Monocacy Valley. Yellows, oranges, and reds dot the landscape and you can get an up close and personal look from the special open train cars. Bring a jacket, enjoy the breeze, and soak in the beauty of autumn.

Visit the Walkersville Southern Railroad website to find fares and train schedules.

Have you experienced either one of these autumn train rides in Maryland? For more fall fun, try taking this Maryland fall foliage road trip!

Address: 34 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793, USAAddress: 13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502, USA

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