Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad: Pumpkin Patch Train
Extending along the lovely Swatara Creek, the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad provides the ultimate vintage ride via Delaware, Lackawanna & Western coaches, which can be boarded at a historic freight station in Middletown. These rides are amazing year-round, but fall brings something new to the experience: the opportunity to ride to an exclusive pumpkin patch and select a pumpkin to bring home. Along the way, the fall colors are downright spectacular.
If you're all about trains and not ready to end your adventure with the Middleton and Hummelstown Railroad, you're in luck: there is more than one historic railroad in the area. The Strasburg Railroad also runs in the fall and, while its autumn-exclusive events are more spooky and less harvest-oriented, it is also worth checking out.
Try the Dinner on the Rails experience if you get the chance; you'll enjoy a sophisticated meal aboard the elegant Lee E. Brenner Dining Car while you gaze at the fall colors. The Wine and Cheese experience is one of the railroad's most popular offerings and will need to be booked early, but starting at 5 pm, there is plenty of time to see the fall foliage before the sun sets. During the day, the open-air cars provide even better views and plenty of fresh air.