The best part about train travel is watching the world pass by at ground level. For snow lovers, a winter rail journey offers a bonus chance to revel in the winter landscape from the comfort of a window seat.
For Winter 2016, Amtrak has identified five rail routes that promise great seasonal scenery.
California Zephyr, Chicago – Emeryville (San Francisco): This route passes the Rockies and Lake Tahoe.
Adirondack, New York – Montreal: See the frosted Hudson Valley as the train makes its way to Canada.
Empire Builder, Chicago – Portland/Seattle: Glacier National Park in the wintertime provides some stunning sights.
Lakeshore Limited, Chicago – New York: Frozen lakes and snowy shores are the main attraction on this route.
Vermonter, Washington, D.C. – St. Albans, Vt.: Nothing says “snow” like Vermont.