Two Amtrak train routes serve much of Vermont, from N.Y.C. and D.C.
Small, historic train stations dot the Vermont scenic
landscape. A train-powered vacation takes some planning, but it’s great fun especially for kids and families
. Amtrak's Vermonter
takes passengers from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City thru Connecticut and Massachusetts to the Green Mountains, with major Vermont stops at Brattleboro, Montpelier, Burlington/Essex Junction, and St. Albans. Meanwhile the Ethan Allen Express
travels up the Hudson River in New York before reaching Rutland.