Amtrak Fall Train Trip To Adirondacks

And it costs only $53

When it comes to seeing fall foliage, it's hard to beat the yearly show New York's Adirondack Mountains put on come September. And while you could rent a car, squint your eyes over Google Maps and hope Justin Bieber doesn't come on the radio yet again, we have a better solution: Amtrak's famous Great Dome Car.

Built in 1955, the glass-roofed car is one of the last remaining train cars of its type left in the country; each year, it's put to use on the railroad service's seasonal Adirondack route. The best part? According to Country Living, a one-way ticket from Albany all the way up to scenic Montreal will cost you only $53. (You can choose to depart from New York City for a few extra bucks, but the Dome Car doesn't get attached to the train until it reaches Albany.)

But just like fall's limited window of opportunity, the Dome Car is available to book for just six weeks, starting in late September—Country Living notes that an exact schedule will be released later this month. Seating in the glass-enclosed car is also first come, first served, so if you're looking to snag a spot, show up to the station early.