Michigan, like other Midwestern states, offers some stunning places to see and go in fall. From the forests of the Upper Peninsula to the culture and art of the city of Detroit and the microbrews of the city of Grand Rapids, these are just the beginning. So how do you plan to see more of Michigan without having to drive? In Europe, people are already very familiar with train travel as a form of tourism and transportation but even in Michigan, trains are making a comeback. If you enjoy trains and want to explore the state of Michigan, begin your journey with Island Trader Vacations as we take a look at three fun fall Michigan train tours.
The Southern Michigan Railroad is a popular southern Michigan attraction. Making its way between the towns of Tecumseh and Clinton in the Metro Detroit region the Southern Michigan Railroad is a historic railroad which dates back to the mid 1800’s. The train runs throughout the year but in fall, it is a fun way to enjoy the colors of the state. Weekends in October, the annual fall color tours run along the basin of the River Rainsin , across a bridge and over Red Mill Pond. The trip is just over 2 hours.
This train which is located just north of Grand Rapids dates back to the mid 1800’s as well though the train company which runs this Coopersville and Marne Railway today have much younger roots. Created in 1989 to preserve a historic line for future use, this fun railway offers theme tours in fall including the Famous Pumpkin Train. This popular train departs on the weekends throughout October and is a fall tradition for families from throughout the state. Beginning in Coopersville and running to Marne, this ride takes about 2.5 hours.
Last on our list is the Algoma Central Railway. Although technically a Canadian train, this train is featured on Pure Michigan as it begins just across the border in Sault Ste Marie Canada. For those visiting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and more specifically, Sault Ste Marie Michigan, make sure you have your enhanced license or a passport and head across the border to see some stunning fall scenery on the Algoma Central Railway. Be inspired as you look out the large picture windows at some of Canada’s most stunning countryside. Pristine lakes, massive granite rocks, waterfalls and beautiful fall colors in addition to a 500 foot trestle high above the Awgawa Canyon make this 2 hours you won’t want to miss.
Enjoy all this amazing state has to offer you and do it in style on any of these wonderful and historic railways today.