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Amtrak to Bring Back Dome Car for New York Foliage Viewing

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Photo by Cliff Kucine/Getty Images for Amtrak

Fans of leaf-peeping in upstate New York will have a special opportunity to experience the splendor of fall from a new perspective this year.

Amtrak will bring its only “dome” car to the Adirondack Route between Albany and Montreal for a few weeks.

The leaves have already begun to show color in the North Country.

The 1955 passenger car features a glass dome on its upper deck that runs the full length of the coach.

The dome car will be running on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays northbound, and returns on the train on Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays.

Highlighted stops along the Adirondack Route in New York State include:

Rouses Point, the northeasternmost village in New York


Port Kent with ferry passage to Vermont

Port Henry

The community steeped in Revolutionary War history,Ticonderoga

 and Whitehall, the town with New York State’s most active Bigfoot sightings.

The leaf-peeping train is available through October 29th.

Prefer to Leaf Peep by Car? Check out the 5 Best Routes To See The Leaves Change In New York State

Autumn means cool, crisp air and the annual explosion of color on the landscapes of Upstate New York as the leaves change from verdant to vibrant with reds, oranges and yellows replacing the green of summer. Short drives within a few hours of Utica will yield some amazing panoramas of color thanks to Mother Nature.

Additional reporting from Eric Meier in Utica

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