If you have a travel bucket list, this should be on it: a trip through the Blue Ridge or Great Smoky Mountains to see the fall foliage. The sight of all those leaves changing colors will do wonders for your soul. However, if the mere thought of driving along winding country roads has you feeling queasy, you may want to consider an alternate mode of transportation. Hopping aboard a vintage train can be fun for family members of any age.
There are several railroad excursions across the southeast that will allow you to soak up the autumn hues without all the driving or nausea. But be on the lookout for train robbers! Here are five options:
James River Rambler (Dillwyn, VA)
Tennessee Valley Railroad (Etowah, TN)
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (Blue Ridge, GA)
Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad (Stone Mountain Park, GA)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (Bryson City, NC)