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The 2014 Fall Leaf Season is upon us! We are eagerly anticipating the mountains of Western NC impressive display the dramatic scenery of fiery sugar maples, buttery poplars and crimson oaks. The cool crisp air of fall is perfect in one of our Open Air Gondolas or one of our First Class Cars. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad always strives to provide you with the best seat in the house! It's to time look ahead and BOOK AHEAD for this year and plan to take in ALL the colors of autumn canvas masterpiece in 2014!

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Nantahala Gorge Excursion  This 4 ½  hour westbound excursion carries you 44 miles to the Nantahala Gorge and back again. Travel the Little Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers across Fontana Lake and into the magic of the Nantahala Gorge. There is a one hour layover at the Nantahala Outdoor Center for sightseeing, a picnic lunch by the river and just plain relaxing. A great train for scenic fall photo opportunities!

2014 Nantahala Gorge Excursion Trip Departure Times:

Oct 1 & 2 10:30AM

Oct 3 - 31: 9AM & 2PM

Tuckasegee River Excursion  This 32 mile roundtrip excursion travels eastbound along the Tuckasegee River through old railroad towns and scenic meadows. The train ventures into the historic Cowee Tunnel before passing the movie The Fugitive train wreck. The approximate 4 hour trip includes a 1 ½ hour  layover in the town of Dillsboro. There's time to shop, snack and explore this charming country village. A great fall afternoon getaway! 

2014 Tuckasegee River Excursion Trip Departure Times:

Oct 6 -9 , 13-16, 20-23

12PM 

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