See America’s most scenic rail route from a dome car

Are you looking for a relaxing ride and some spectacular scenery? Look no further than the Northeast – more specifically, Amtrak’s Adirondack between New York City and Montreal, Canada via Albany. Conde Nast Traveler names the Adirondack as the most scenic rail trip in North America, and at 11 hours for the full-length, it’s really not one of the more boring ones either. You’ll get to see the beautiful Hudson River and Champlain valleys, and thanks to the National Park Service’s Trails & Rails program, informative guides give presentations on the area’s history during the trip.

Does this sound like a commercial yet? Okay, I guess it sort of is, but if you want to go then you should go now. Trains magazine reports that Amtrak will be operating its single remaining dome car along the route for the rest of the fall season, beginning on October 2 through November 11. The car has 90 seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will operate northbound from Albany to Montreal on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays, and southbound on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. All right, so what are you waiting for? Get packing and go see those sights!