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Maple Leaf


New York - Rochester - Buffalo - Niagara Falls - Toronto

The Maple Leaf service by Amtrak connects New York City with Toronto, Canada. Experience the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, scenic Finger Lakes region, majestic Niagara Falls and charming towns along the way.

Enjoy comfortable seating, complimentary Wi-Fi, and power outlets. Cross the international border and discover the vibrant culture, attractions, and culinary delights of Toronto. With the Maple Leaf service, Amtrak offers a convenient and seamless travel option between the United States and Canada.

12 hours

Trip Time

544 mi (875 km)

Trip Length



Route Highlights

New York, New York: Starting in Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan, passengers can explore iconic landmarks like Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty. The city's blend of cultures, art, and history sets the tone for a rich journey.

Hudson River Valley, New York: As the train heads north, it follows the Hudson River, offering breathtaking views of steep cliffs, forests, and the river itself. The historic West Point Military Academy and the majestic Tappan Zee Bridge can be spotted along the way.

Albany, New York: The state capital of New York, Albany boasts impressive architecture like the New York State Capitol and the Albany Institute of History & Art. Its vibrant political and cultural scenes are complemented by the scenic Hudson River.

Syracuse and Rochester, New York: Both Syracuse and Rochester offer a blend of urban and natural beauty. Syracuse is home to the Erie Canal Museum, while Rochester features the High Falls district. The surrounding Finger Lakes region offers stunning views of vineyards, waterfalls, and glacial lakes.

Niagara Falls, New York: One of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in North America, Niagara Falls is a must-see. Passengers can marvel at the thunderous falls, explore nearby parks, and partake in boat tours to get up close to this natural spectacle.

Buffalo, New York: Known for its industrial history, Buffalo offers architectural gems like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and cultural attractions like the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The nearby Lake Erie shores add to the scenic beauty.

Crossing into Canada: The transition into Canada takes place at the Peace Bridge, a key international gateway. The change in scenery and the blend of American and Canadian culture add a unique dimension to the trip.

Southern Ontario's Wine Country: As the train continues into Canada, passengers can enjoy the views of Ontario's renowned wine country. Lush vineyards, charming wineries, and the shimmering Great Lakes create an idyllic landscape.

Toronto, Ontario: The journey concludes in Toronto, Canada's largest city, where the CN Tower dominates the skyline. Toronto's multicultural neighborhoods, world-class museums, theaters, and proximity to Lake Ontario make it a vibrant urban destination.


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