Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is located in the village of Meredith, NH at the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee with a satellite ticket booth located on the Boardwalk at Weirs Beach, NH. Operating on a rail system that was once home to the famous Boston, Concord & Montreal line in the late 1800’s, we offer old-fashioned train rides along the western shore of NH’s largest lake from Meredith to Weirs Beach (located in the middle of our route) to Lakeport and back. View Map

From our Meredith Station, you can enjoy 2-hour train rides along the lake shore, while 1-hour train rides are available from our Weirs Beach location. Available daily throughout the summer months and weekends during the spring and fall, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the lake on one side of the train, and views of beautiful vacation homes lining the rail can be seen on the other side.

 

A variety of snacks, ice cream treats, soft drinks and bottled water along with train-related gifts, apparel, post cards and collectibles are available in our Meredith Station Gift Shop. Although Hobo Picnic Lunches are no longer available, you’re certainly welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the train. All we ask is that whatever you bring on the train, you please bring off the train.

Meredith Station

154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253

Meredith Station opens at 9:30am on the days we operate trains. The station closes shortly after the last train of the day returns.

All train rides originating from Meredith Station are 2-hours round-trip.

We offer special excursions during the Fall Foliage season (September & October) which are longer. Be sure to visit our Fall Foliage page on this web site for details and tickets.

NOTE: If you would like to enjoy a shorter, 1-hour train ride along Lake Winnipesaukee, you must depart from our Weirs Beach Ticket Booth located at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach. Please scroll down for Weirs Beach departure times & ticket information. 

  • During the Summer & Fall, traffic can be quite heavy in the Meredith area, especially on Route 3 and Route 25. Given this, please add additional time to your schedule to make sure you arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. 
  • All train rides departing from Meredith Station are 2-hours round-trip.
  • All trains departing Meredith run rain or shine.
  • Although Hobo Picnic Lunches are no longer available, you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the train. All we ask is that whatever you bring on the train you please bring off the train.
  • Four your convenience, our Meredith Station Gift Shop carries snack items and ice cream treats as well as a variety of Pepsi-branded soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Free parking is available at our Meredith Station.
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your train time.
  • Strollers and car seats are not allowed on trains.
  • Pets are not allowed on our trains.
  • A Wheel Chair lift is available at our Meredith Station.
  • Wheel Chairs must not exceed 24 inches wide at their widest point.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us in advance: (603) 279-5253

2021 Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: $22
  • Child (ages 4-12): $17
  • Toddler (ages 3 and under): FREE
  • Advance reservations are required. Scroll down to see our departure dates & times, then reserve your tickets in advance and save!
  • Please note that we will NOT be mailing or E-mailing you tickets following a purchase. We will however, E-mail a confirmation message to you confirming your purchase. Upon arrival, please show this E-mail to the Ticket Agent on your phone or tablet and this will serve as your ticket.

 

2021 DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES:

SPRING SCHEDULE: (operating weekends only)

May 29 & 30: Opening Weekend!

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm

 

May 31: (Memorial Day)

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm

 

June 5 & 6:

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm

 

June 12 & 13: (Special BIKE WEEK TRAIN Schedule

June 18 & 19: (Special BIKE WEEK Train Schedule)

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE: (operating daily)

June 25 – August 29:

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm

 

August 30 – September 3:

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm

 

September 4 & 5:

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm

 

September 6: (Labor Day)

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm
 
FALL SCHEDULE (operating weekends only)

September 11 & 12

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm
 

September 18 & 19

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm
 

Scheduling Note: From September 20th to October 29th our regular 2-Hour Train Rides from our Meredith Station are not available due to our special Fall Foliage trains.

October 30 & 31 (Final weekend of the season)

  • 10:30am | 12:30pm

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FALL FOLIAGE SPECIALS (visit the Fall Foliage Trains page here on the web site for details & tickets)

  • September 25 & 26; October 1,2 & 3; 8, 9, 10 & 11; 15, 16 & 17 and 22, 23 & 24.

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TURKEY DINNER TRAINS (visit the Fall Foliage Trains page here on the web site for details & tickets)

  • October 2, 9, 10, 16, 23 & 30
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PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS: 

  • Be sure to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your departure time to check in – thank you.
  • Reserve your tickets in advance and save!
  • We will NOT be mailing or E-mailing you tickets following a purchase. We will however, E-mail a confirmation message to you confirming your purchase. Upon arrival, show this E-mail to the Ticket Agent on your phone or tablet and this will serve as your ticket.
  • All sales are final.

Weirs Beach Station

211 Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach, NH 03247

All train rides originating from Weirs Beach are 1-Hour round-trip rides.

NOTE: If you would like to enjoy a 2-Hour train ride along Lake Winnipesaukee, you must depart from our Meredith Station located at 154 Main Street in Meredith, NH. Please scroll up for Meredith Station departure times & ticket information.

  • During the Summer months, traffic can be quite heavy in the Laconia & Weirs Beach area. Because of this, please add additional time to your travel plans so you can arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • All train rides departing from Weirs Beach are 1-Hour round-trip.
  • All trains departing from Weirs Beach run rain or shine.
  • Although Hobo Picnic Lunches are no longer available, you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the train. All we ask is that whatever you bring on the train you please bring off the train.
  • Parking for our Weirs Beach location is located along Lakeside Avenue and is metered parking.
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your departure time.
  • Strollers and car seats are not allowed on trains.
  • Pets are not allowed on trains.
  • Trains departing our Weirs Beach location at 11am, 1pm & 3pm travel SOUTH along Paugus Bay to Lakeport and back to Weirs Beach. View Map for details.
  • Trains departing our Weirs Beach location at 12pm & 2pm travel NORTH to Meredith Station and back to Weirs Beach. View Map for details.
  • A Wheel Chair lift is NOT available at our Weirs Beach Station.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us in advance: (603) 279-5253.

2021 Ticket Prices:

(Prices below are for 1-Hour round-trip train rides only)

  • Adult: $20
  • Child (ages 4-12): $15
  • Toddler (ages 3 and under): FREE
  • Advance reservations required. Scroll down to see our departure dates & times, then reserve your tickets in advance and save!
  • Please note that we will NOT be mailing or E-mailing you tickets following a purchase. We will however, E-mail a confirmation message to you confirming your purchase. Upon arrival, please show this E-mail to the Ticket Agent on your phone or tablet and this will serve as your ticket.

 

2021 DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES:

SPRING SCHEDULE (operating weekends only):

May 29 & 30: Opening Weekend!

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

 

May 31: (Memorial Day)

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm

 

June 5 & 6:

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm

 

June 18 & 19 (Special BIKE WEEK Train Schedule

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm | 4:00pm | 5:00pm | 6:00pm | 7:00pm (last train of the day – one way only!)


SUMMER SCHEDULE (operating daily):

June 25 through August 29

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm

 

August 30 – September 3

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm

 

September 4 & 5

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm

 

September 6 (Labor Day)

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm

FALL SCHEDULE (weekends only after Labor Day):

September 11 & 12

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

September 18 & 19

  • 11:00 | 12:00pm | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm

 September 25

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

September 26

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm

October 2 & 3

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

October 9 & 10

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

October 11

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm

October 16 & 17

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

October 23 & 24

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

October 30 & 31 (this will be the final weekend for the season)

  • 11:00am | 12:00pm | 1:00pm

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS:

  • Be sure to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your departure time to check in.
  • Reserve your tickets in advance and save!
  • We will NOT be mailing or E-mailing tickets to you following a purchase. We will however, E-mail a confirmation message to you confirming your purchase. Upon arrival, show this E-mail to the Ticket Agent on your phone or tablet and this will serve as your ticket.
  • All sales are final.