The Maple Leaf route is operated daily by Amtrak between New York City and Toronto. In addition to all-reserved coach class, business class is also available, and trains have a café car which serves sandwiches and snacks. Each train is also equipped with a bicycle rack, and a ski rack in the baggage car. Because the route involves a border crossing, immigration and customs officers are required to board the train to inspect for contraband and those travelling illegally. After leaving New York's Penn Station, the route continues to Yonkers, Croton-Harmon, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff-Kingston, Albany-Rensselaer, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Utica, Rome, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo (two stops), and Niagara Falls (on the American side). After entering Ontario, trains stop again on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, then continue to St. Catherines, Grimsby, Aldershot, and Oakville before finally reaching Toronto. Scenery along the way includes the Hudson River Valley, the Finger Lakes region, Niagara Falls, and Lake Ontario. Depending on departure and arrival cities, a trip on the Maple Leaf may take as little as two hours or as long as twelve hours for the full route. Amtrak Vacations packages are available to New York City and Niagara Falls, and Hertz rents cars in Albany, Buffalo, New York City, and Rochester. Connections to VIA Rail Canada services are also available to passengers holding the North America Rail Pass.

Sources: Amtrak's 2001 Travel Planner and