West Virginia Fall Train Rides with Breathtaking Views

Just a short drive from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins are locomotives ready to take visitors on a journey across the West Virginia countryside. And what better time to appreciate the scenery than during the fall when the landscape turns to a beautiful golden hue.

You and your family can enjoy this picturesque landscape with a West Virginia fall train ride. If you haven’t already, check the dates and best destinations for West Virginia fall foliage here.

These are the best West Virginia fall train rides near Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins:

 

potomac eagle trainPotomac Eagle

Visit Wappocomo Station to board the Potomac Eagle for a breathtaking excursion along the South Branch of the Potomac River. The Potomac Eagle runs daily excursions starting in October through the first week of November. Trips are 3 hours long and take passengers 35 miles round-trip through the Trough, a canyon along a secluded section of the South Branch of the Potomac River, and over Sycamore Bridge.

Rates start at $59 for adults, $26 for children ages 4 through 12, and free for children ages 3 and under.

For the safety of passengers, face masks are required at the station and aboard the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, and passengers will enjoy even more room for social distancing with reduced capacity in all cars.

Contact (304) 424-0736 to book your excursion aboard the Potomac Eagle.

 

Cass Scenic Railroad

Taking passengers to the overlook at Bald Knob, the Cass Scenic Railroad has been a mainstay for fall train rides in West Virginia. The trains are the same Shay locomotives used during the early 1900s when the railroad was used primarily for hauling lumber. Train rides aboard the Cass Scenic Railroad continue through late October, with departure dates every day during the month except Mondays. Departure dates in September vary. Bald Knob trips are 4.5 hours and round-trip.

Fall trips are Tuesday through Sunday, September 22nd through October 25th. Tickets start at $65 for adults, $55 for children ages 4 through 11, and free for children ages 3 and under.

For the safety of passengers, face masks are required at check-in and while onboard fully enclosed cars, and strongly recommend that all passengers age 2 and older wear face coverings as much as possible during an excursion. Passengers will also enjoy even more space for social distancing with a reduced capacity in all cars.

Call (304) 636-9477 to book your departure for fall.

 

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Durbin Rocket

Powered by a coal-fired steam engine, the Durbin Rocket carries passengers through of the Monongahela National Forest and northern Pocahontas County. This ride is popular among families with young children for its shorter length in time (2 hours) and distance (10.5 miles), and free movement in the cars. The journey provides terrific views of mountains and rivers, including the Greenbrier River. 

Fall trips are Tuesdays through Sundays from September 22nd to October 25th. Tickets start at $35 for adults, $25 for children ages 4 through 11, and free for children ages 3 and under.

For the safety of passengers, face masks are required at check-in and while onboard fully enclosed cars, and strongly recommend that all passengers age 2 and older wear face coverings as much as possible during an excursion. Passengers will also enjoy even more space for social distancing with a reduced capacity in all cars.

Contact (304) 636-9477 to reserve your trip on the Durbin Rocket.

 

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