Autumn has arrived in all its glory, and the cool breeze awakens our anticipation of a very special treat: the stunning fall foliage. What could be better than a trip down memory lane on a vintage train traveling through the beautiful New England countryside?
The Mountaineer excursion on the Crawford Notch train is an unforgettable five-and-a-half-hour journey through 60 miles of breathtaking nature in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, bringing tourists into the legendary Crawford Notch itself. If you choose to take this expedition in the fall, you will experience an incredible kaleidoscope of color unlike any other.
The train consists of 1950s passenger cars and is carefully constructed to mimic the atmosphere of a post-World War II transcontinental streamlined railway. With the added benefit of large windows that can be fully opened, passengers in these train cars can relax in plush, well-appointed armchairs while enjoying the breathtaking views and pleasant autumn breezes.
Passenger accommodations are either first class or coach. However, you can choose to upgrade to dome class, which offers an even more complete panoramic experience, for an unforgettable journey.
In addition, travelers have the option to pre-order their favorite meal. These include dishes such as sandwiches with turkey and cheddar, ham and Swiss cheese, or a wrap with hummus for vegetarians. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also available for younger passengers. Tickets for adults and children start at $79 and $60, respectively.
SmokyMountains.com predicts that the peak of foliage color in New Hampshire will occur in the first two weeks of October in 2023,so that’s when you should book your train. That’s why is best to book as early as possible if you want to see the full range of vibrant fall colors.
Visit conwayscenic.com to learn more about this train and all of its available excursions.