Catskill Mountain Railroad
Mt. Pleasant to Phoenicia, NY
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
Pick: Editors' Picks
About: At present, you can take a 12-mile round-trip jaunt along Ulster County's scenic Esopus Creek aboard this rail line (which uses a corridor that dates back to the 1860s). Both environmentally friendly and naturally beautiful, a ride on this railroad harkens back to the late 19th century, when well-heeled visitors from the city traveled by train to the grand Catskills hotels. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the CMRR offers Fall Foliage rides on weekends throughout October.
Best of Hudson Valley History:
2008 Editors' Pick — Best Scenic Ride