September and October are among the best months to travel in the US and Canada. From epic train rides to spectacular wine country settings, these four trips showcase the best of autumn in North America.
In Canada and the northern US, the change of seasons brings cooler temperatures and the beauty of changing leaves. Leaf-peeping is a popular pastime, and the best places to see the striking red, orange, and yellow leaves are along the northeastern half of the US, from Washington DC to New York's Hudson River Valley. Make it a day trip from NYC or Boston, or a plan a whole week to check out the scenes of autumn.
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September and October are harvest season in North America's wine regions. From the Finger Lakes in New York state and the Willamette Valley in Oregon to from Texas Hill Country and California's Napa Valley, there are dozens of wine regions perfect for weekend escapes. In Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Fraser Valley, and the Okanagan aren’t to be overlooked.
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Fall is a perfect time to ride the rails. Take an overnight trip from Boston to NYC or Vancouver to Whistler via train, or enjoy a short scenic jaunt on the Napa Valley Wine Train, the Saratoga and North Creek Railway in New York state, or the Tequila Express in Guadalajara. For a longer journey, consider an overnight train from New Orleans to Chicago.