Celebrate Fall on Ohio’s Rails

Looking for a different way to view Ohio’s fall foliage or pick your Halloween pumpkin? Why not book a ticket on one of Ohio’s scenic train rides.  There is nothing quite like the sound of a train rolling across the tracks while enjoying beautiful fall foliage views.  I suggest you book early, as these train rides do fill-up fast.

 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad | Photo credit Robert George
CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD FALL FLYER

Dates: October 9-10. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 2021
Times: 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. departure from Rockside Station on Saturdays
11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. departure from Akron Northside on Sundays

Rockside Station: 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH
Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge St., Akron, OH

Duration: 2 hours

Tickets

The Fall Flyer excursion is the best way to enjoy fall and take in the sweeping views of the changing leaves in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a one-of-a-kind vantage point.

 

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
photo credit: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
HOCKING VALLEY SCENIC RAILWAY FALL TOURS

Hocking Valley Fall Foliage Trains
Dates: October 21-24, 28-31, 2021

Time:  TH-FRI 1pm | SAT-SUN Noon & 2:30 pm | Duration: 2 hours
Location: 336 West Canal Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Tickets: hvsry.org
Description: Enjoy a historic train ride behind vintage diesel locomotives along a route dating back to the late 1860s.You will see several historic sites along the way.

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Halloween Train
Date: Oct. 30
Time 6 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours
Location: 336 West Canal Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Tickets: hvsry.org
Description: Bring your favorite costume for this evening train ride. Everyone is welcome to wear costumes, but they must be appropriate for all ages. Passengers will also receive candy and may visit the haunted train car.

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Steam Special
Dates: Nov. 6-7
Time: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours
Location: 336 West Canal Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Tickets: hvsry.org
Description: Enjoy a historic train ride behind a genuine coal-fired steam locomotive from 1920. View historic sites and enjoy a photo runby. Reservations are highly encouraged because seating is limited.

 

Lorain and West Virginia Railway
Photo credit: Lorain & West Virginia Railway
LORAIN & WEST VIRGINIA RAILWAY FALL FOLIAGE TOURS

Dates: October 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 46485 State Route 18, Wellington, Ohio
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Children

Description: Three weekends in October-9-10, 16-17, 23 & 24 “Fall Foliage Tours” The perfect way to spend an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday in October. The train leaves our station at 1:30 P.M. Tickets are available at the station, on the days that we operate.

Contact info and/or website: www.lwvry.org

 

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society Caboose and Pumpkin Hay Rides
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society Caboose and Pumpkin Hay Rides | Photo credit: Anna Davidson
OPEN AIR CAR PUMPKIN HAYRIDE ON A TRAIN

The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society
Dates: October 9,16, 23, and 30,2021
Departure times will be 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM.
Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. |Rides are 30 minutes.
Location: 145 Depot Street, Orrville, OH 44667
330.683.2426 | orrvillerailroad.com

Pricing is $24.00 per seat in car #501 (non-refundable). This car holds a maximum of 28 guests. Pricing for #330 is $100 for the entire caboose (also non-refundable, individual seats not sold separately). The caboose holds a maximum of 10 guests. Please note that the trains will run rain or shine.

 

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Lorain & West Virginia Railway Fall Train
Photo credit: Lorain & West Virginia Railway
LORAIN & WEST VIRGINIA RAILWAY PUMPKIN TRAIN

Dates: October 10 & 16, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: 46485 State Route 18, Wellington, Ohio
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors over 60 and children under 12, $5 infants

Description: Passengers will embark on a Journey deep into the woods of southern Lorain county, on their quest for the perfect pumpkin. The train will leave at 3:30 P.M and travel 2-3 miles. On the return trip, the train will stop at the L&WV pumpkin patch. Passengers will disembark the train in the woods, and pick the pumpkin that they would like to take home with them. The pumpkin price is included in the train ticket. We will then get back on the train for the return trip to Wellington. The entire trip is estimated to be between 1 and 1 1/2 hours long.​

Contact info and/or website: Lorain & West Virginia Railway

 




 

Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad
Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad Pumpkin Train | Photo courtesy of Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad.
ZANESVILLE & WESTERN SCENIC RAILROAD PUMPKIN TRAIN

Dates: October 9-10. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 2021
Time: Noon – 4pm
Location: 5700 OH-204, Mt Perry, OH 43760
For more information: zwsr.org

Adults $8, children 6-15yrs $5 and children 5yrs and under free.

 

 

LEBANON MASON & MONROE RAILROAD PUMPKIN PATCH EXPRESS

Dates: October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2021
Times: 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm
Location:16 E. South Street, Lebanon, OH 45036

Duration: 2 hours | lebanonrr.com

“During the journey Scarecrow hosts will be making balloon pumpkins for passengers to enjoy as they take in the sights of fall outside.”

 

 

Pumpkin Fest with Pumpkin Train

NORTHWEST OHIO RAILROAD PRESERVATION PUMPKIN TRAIN

Date: October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2021
Times: Saturday & Sunday 1pm-5pm
Location: 12505 C.R. 99 Findlay, Ohio 45840
419.423.2995 | nworrp.org

Trick or Treat Train
Date/times:
Oct 23: 6:30PM to 9:00 PM | Oct 30: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Oct 30: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Halloween Express
Date: October 1-30, 2021 |Time: 6:30 pm – 9pm
Non-scary Halloween train ride for the whole family

 


 

 

Article by: Diane Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws. 

Post photo: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad | Photo credit Robert George

 


BEST OF OHIO’S AMISH COUNTRY SAVOR
THE FLAVORS OF FALL

Date: October 29-30, 2021
Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Throughout the “Best of Ohio’s Amish Country

Enjoy the scenic rolling hills awash in colorful changing leaves, the crisp autumn air, and the wonderful flavors of fall on this unique tour through Ohio’s Amish Country.

Best Of Ohio’s Amish Country brings presents a unique tour of our seven stops featuring seven different fall treats celebrating all things autumn.

To learn more or to purchase tickets:  CLICK HERE.