Thursday, April 10, 2008

Visit Pennsylvania Dutch Country via Antique Train

Take the train to visit picturesque Pennsylvania Dutch Country. An antique train, that is.

Rolling farmlands set the scene for a leisurely tour on the Strasburg Rail Road. It's a 45-minute ride to Paradise, Pennsylvania and back.

There are scenic tours during the day, attracting railroad buffs of all ages. It's a great family excursion.

There's also a sunset ride, for adults only, with wine and cheese, that combines the romance of antique railroading with -- well -- the romance of wine and cheese at sunset.

Strasburg Rail Road is America's oldest short-line, celebrating 50 years since its rebirth in 1958. That's when a group of twenty-four visionaries saved the line from abandonment, keeping it alive to introduce and entertain a new generation to the wonders of travel by train.

Train travel is green travel.

Check the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Convention and Visitors Bureau for more ideas about things to see and do in this charming and historic area.