This Vintage Great Dome Car Has Stunning Views of the Adirondacks

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Every year the vintage Great Dome car is attached to an Amtrak train for a few weeks out of the year. In this dome, passengers enjoy stunning views of the colorful fall foliage as they ride north along the Adirondack Mountains.

It’s a 10 hour ride in total from New York to Montreal, but every peaceful moment and breathtaking view is worth it. If you’ve been itching to take a trip to Canada, now is the best time to go.

The experience is only available for a short time since the car will be taken off the tracks after October 29. Until then you can catch a ride on this vintage dome car from 1955 on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday heading northbound, and Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday heading southbound.

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Any passenger of the train can hop on the Great Dome with their ticket purchase, but it fills up on a first come, first served basis. To secure a spot by one of the windows (or to get on the car at all) you’ll want to arrive at the train station early.

Currently tickets are under $100 one-way, and around $150 round-trip, which is much less than any flight you’d take. There are only three weekends left for you to make the lovely trip this year, and we think everyone should experience this beauty at least once in their life.

Feature image source [Courtesy of Amtrak]

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