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1. All Aboard the Pumpkin Train - Coopersville and Marne Railway: Super Fun Color Tour Train in Michigan + Pumpkins for the Kids!
Where: 306 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404 (Southwest Michigan) Located just east of Grand Haven, northeast of Holland and southeast of Muskegon.
All Aboard the Coopersville and Marne Railway!!! Grab your family and friends for a lovely experience aboard a historic passenger train! On the Coopersville & Marne Railway, get ready to experience a whimsical and leisurely mode of travel. Experience the sounds and feel of the steel rails as they make a clacking noise underfoot. It's a joyous outing that your whole family will enjoy and remember.
There is a large variety of seating options on the Coopersville and Marne Railway including Coach Class, Premium Class, Caboose Class and Cab Ride.
The Tahquamenon Falls Train and Riverboat operates June 14-October 7, 2023. If l you are in search of a scenic northern Michigan color tour train, this is definitely one to check out!
This fall foliage tour is 6 1/2 hours in duration and begins with a 35 minute narrow gauge train ride. Passengers will then climb aboard a lovely covered riverboat for a scenic 2 hour narrated cruise that meanders to the lovely rapids above the falls. Learn about the logging, Native American history, and the Tahquamenon River's plant and animal life.
The riverboat will then docks for a little over an hour to allow passengers a chance to explore and enjoy the 5/8 mile nature hike to the Tahquamenon Falls Train and Riverboat Tours' private view of the upper Tahquamenon Falls. What a cool fall experience!
After enjoying the falls, the riverboat and train will take you back to Soo Junction. The nature hike includes stairs and is not handicap accessible.
The riverboat is covered and there is an inside area too.
If you are looking for a short train ride to see fall colors in Michigan, check out the fun Huckleberry Ghost Train Express! Chris and I loved this steam train ride! You will pass creeks, woods and small quaint towns.
As a bonus, you can spend the day at Crossroads Village! Chris and I just love this steam train!
Halloween Ghosts and Goodies event is taking place: October 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, and 25-31, 2023.
There's an interactive map in each guide to help you find your locations as you drive. We also included lots of photos for inspiration and plenty of locations across Michigan.
4. Little River Railroad's Fall Pumpkin Trains: Fun Fall Foliage Steam Train Rides in Coldwater Michigan | South Michigan
Where: Address: 29 W Park Ave, Coldwater, MI 49036
All aboard the famous Pumpkin Train! Enjoy a ride behind incredible steam locomotives to the town of Quincy and back. Upon arrival in Quincy, you can purchase pumpkins to decorate your home! Cash only.
Fall Pumpkin Trains dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023. Train leaves at 1:00 pm.
Be sure to book the early October dates if you wish to see Michigan fall colors.
Super fun Michigan fall foliage train rides! And they are affordable too!
6. Greenfield Village's Ghost Train Rides: Fun Way to See Fall Color
Where: Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI 48124
Halloween in Greenfield Village is: October 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, & 26-29, 2023. Times are: 4:00 - 9:30 p.m.
If you go early in the month, you can enjoy the fall colors by train which are exquisite at Greenfield Village in October.
My friend Jenny and I had a BLAST on Greenfield Village's Ghost Train Ride. You will see lots of colorful trees while spotting spooky ghosts and Halloween creatures along the way. It's such great family-friendly fun!
Incredible Michigan fall colors train tour while exploring Greenfield Village!
7. Southern Michigan Railroad - Ride the Train During the Clinton Fall Festival and Appleumpkin Festival | 2023 Fall Color Tours | Clinton-Tecumseh in Southern Michigan
Where: 301 Bartlett St, Clinton, MI 49236, near Tecumseh.
Michigan Fall color tour train dates: Released soon.
If you are looking for a Tecumseh fall train ride, check out the Southern Michigan Railroad!
Enjoy a train ride during the Clinton Fall Festival: September 22, 23, and 24, 2023! Climb aboard for a train ride to the Red Millpond bridge and back. This way you can enjoy a train ride and the festivals. Trips are about 45-minutes.
2023 Fall Color Tours: Hop aboard the Southern Michigan Railroad for two hours of serene, fall-color viewing beginning in downtown Tecumseh. The locomotive will flank the Raisin River valley to Clinton, Michigan. There will be a stop where you can explore the Southern Michigan Railroad museum in Clinton and the photo-worthy views of the Red Mill Pond. Great spot to get fall color photos during the peak fall color season.