Fall Foliage Trains

Fall Foliage Special

Our popular 4-hour Fall Foliage Specials depart Meredith Station at 11:00am and proceed north where we’ll travel up and over Ashland Summit. We’ll then cross the Ashland High Trestle, pass through the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm and the Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Bridgewater before arriving in Plymouth, NH.

The Common Man Inn & Spa, located in Plymouth’s North End is our destination. Once there, we’ll step off the train and gather in the dining room to enjoy a tasty, hot buffet lunch. Following lunch, you’re welcome to explore the Common Man Inn’s extensive Gift Shop which is filled with NH-made products before returning to the train.

Hot Buffet Menu (items subject to change): Hot Soup, Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Butternut Squash; Meat Lasagna; Vegi Stir Fry & Rolls & Butter. An assortment of fresh baked cookies will be on each table for dessert. A variety of chilled, bottled soft drinks & water as well as hot tea & coffee will also be available.

When lunch is over and everyone has re-boarded the train, we’ll depart the Common Man Inn & Spa and proceed south through Plymouth and Bridgewater again before stopping in Ashland, NH at the restored Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad Station. Upon arrival, members of the Ashland Historical Society, dressed in 1860’s attire, will greet us and provide guided tours of their historic station.

Following the guided tours in Ashland, we’ll re-board the train for the final time, then continue south over Ashland Summit, pass Lake Waukewan and make our way to Meredith Station where we’ll arrive just after 3:00pm.

If you happen to be looking for lodging for your Fall Foliage visit, be sure to visit the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce for all your New Hampshire Lakes Region lodging needs.

Tickets for this memorable 4-hour excursion include the hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn & Spa, the guided tour of the 1869 Ashland Railroad Station and a souvenir tour booklet. Departure dates and ticket prices are provided below. Advance reservations are required.

Below are descriptions for the three levels of seating we offer:

Coach Class – $72.70 per person (ideal for families and adults with children) 
Seating in Coach Class is very much like you’d enjoy on a commuter train – comfortable bench-style seating with two seats facing two seats. Our Coach Class cars are fully decorated for the Fall season and you’ll enjoy excellent views out both sides of our Coach Class cars.
First Class – $102.70 per person (for adults only please)
Seating in this car, known as the “Cold Harbor”, is like relaxing in a large living room. This restored Pullman-style car offers a variety of seating – everything from regular bench-style seating like you’d enjoy on a commuter train, to living room chairs and a couch to tables with chairs. You’ll enjoy excellent views out both sides of the car with the exception of one stateroom which offers a couch for two where you’ll enjoy private views out one side of the car. You’ll have a Steward onboard and enjoy a variety of light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during your excursion. 
Presidential Class – $116.70 per person (for adults only please)
Seating in this restored Pullman car, known as “Determination”, is like traveling when Railroad Barons travelled back and forth across the country. You’ll enjoy views of the foliage from the comfort of over-stuffed chairs, a leather couch with matching leather chairs or several small tables that seat either two or four guests – all with amazing views out both sides of the car. You’ll also have a Steward on board and enjoy a variety of light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during your excursion.

Meredith Station

154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

Our Fall Foliage Special excursions are 4 hours in length. We depart Meredith Station at 11:00am and return just after 3:00pm.

  • Advance reservations are required.
  • All trains run rain or shine.
  • All of our excursions are round-trip.
  • Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to train time.
  • Be sure to allow additional travel time (at least 30-40 min.) due to expected heavy seasonal traffic expected during foliage season.
  • Pets are NOT allowed on our trains.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us before making your reservation: (603) 745-2135

2021 EXCURSION DATES:
September:

  • 25, & 26

October:

  • 1, 2 & 3
  • 8, 9, 10 & 11
  • 15, 16 & 17
  • 22, 23 & 24

2021 Ticket Prices:

  • Coach Class (adults & children): $72.70
  • First Class (adults only please): $102.70
  • Presidential Class (adults only please): $116.70
  • Advance reservations are required.
  • All sales are final.
  • 2021 DEPARTURE TIME: 5:00pm

Turkey Dinner Trains

Enjoy a complete turkey dinner aboard our train catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm! Your round-trip excursion departs Meredith Station and travels south along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee though Weirs Beach and Paugus Bay towards Lakeport, NH and back along the same route. View Map

While you’re aboard our popular Turkey Dinner Train you’ll enjoy panoramic views of New Hampshire’s largest lake while sneaking a peek at some of the many beautiful lakeside vacation homes you’ll pass along the way. Your meal includes freshly carved roast turkey, stuffing, whipped potato, butternut squash, gravy, rolls & butter and warm apple crisp for dessert! 

Our 2-hour Turkey Dinner Trains take place on six Saturday evenings in September and October this year (see our schedule below). We’ll depart Meredith Station at 5:00pm and return at approximately 7:00pm on the dates listed below. Advance reservations are required.

Meredith Station

154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

Our Turkey Dinner Trains are 2 hours in length. We depart Meredith Station at 5:00pm and return to Meredith Station at approximately 7:00pm. 

  • Advance reservations are required.
  • All trains run rain or shine.
  • All of our excursions are round-trip.
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to train time.
  • Pets are NOT allowed on our trains.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us at (603) 745-2135 prior to purchasing tickets.

2021 EXCURSION DATES:
September:

  • 25

October:

  • 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

2021 Ticket Prices:

  • All Seats (which include dinner): $45.45
  • All sales are final.
  • 2021 DEPARTURE TIME: 5:00pm