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 historic Boardwalk at Weirs Beach, NH. Operating on a rail system that was once home to the famous Boston, Concord & Montreal line that dates back to 1848, we offer 1-houir and 2-hour 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 – all train rides are round trip and all of our trains operate rain or shine. 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.
For information regarding our 4-hour Fall Foliage Specials which operate weekends from Meredith Station in late September through October, or our popular Saturday evening 2-hour Turkey Dinner Trains catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm which operate from Meredith Station Saturday evenings in late September and October, be sure to visit our Fall Foliage Trains page here on this web site for ticket and departure date & time information.
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

2022 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.

2022 DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

SPRING SCHEDULE: (operating weekends only)
May 28 & 29: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
May 30: 10:30am & 12:30pm
May 31 – June 3:
No Trains
June 4 & 5: 10:30am & 12:30pm
June 6 – 10: No Trains
June 11 & 12: To Be Announced
June 13 – 17: No Trains
June 18 & 19: To Be Announced
June 20 – 23: No Trains

SUMMER SCHEDULE: (operating daily)
June 24 – August 28: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30
August 29 – September 2: 10:30am & 12:30pm
September 3 & 4: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
September 5: 10:30am & 12:30pm

FALL SCHEDULE (operating weekends only)
September 6 – 9: Private Charter Trains Only
September 10 & 11: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
September 12 – 16: Private Charter Trains Only
September 17 & 18: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
September 19 – 23: Private Charter Trains Only
September 24 & 25: Call (603) 279-5253 for availability
** Fall Foliage Special departs Meredith Station at 11am
September 26 – 30: Private Charter Trains Only
October 1 & 2: Call (603) 279-5253 for availability
** Fall Foliage Special departs Meredith at 11am
October 3 – 7: Private Charter Trains Only
October 8 – 10: Call (603) 279-5253 for availability
** Fall Foliage Special departs Meredith at 11am
October 11 – 14: Private Charter Trains Only
October 15 & 16: Call (603) 279-5253 for availability
** Fall Foliage Special departs Meredith at 11am
October 17 – 21: Private Charter Trains Only
October 22 & 23: Call (603) 279-5253 for availability
** Fall Foliage Special departs Meredith at 11am
October 24 – 28: Private Charter Trains Only
October 29 & 30: 10:30am & 12:30pm (Final Fall Weekend)
____________________________________________

4-Hour Fall Foliage Specials: (visit the Fall Foliage Trains page here on the web site for details & tickets)
5pm Turkey Dinner Trains: (visit the Fall Foliage Trains page here on the web site for details & tickets)
____________________________________________

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 your 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.
  • When ordering tickets online, if the web site states we are sold out for the date and time you are looking at, we are truly sold out.
  • All sales are final.

Weirs Beach Station

211 Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach, NH 03247

The Weirs Beach Ticket Booth opens at 10am on the days we operate trains. The Ticket Booth closes shortly after the last train of the day departs for Meredith Station.

IMPORTANT: All train rides originating from Weirs Beach are 1-Hour round-trip train rides.
NOTE: If you would like 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 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 and operate 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.

2022 Ticket Prices:

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

  • Adult: $20
  • Child (ages 4-12): $14
  • 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.
 2022 DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES:

SPRING SCHEDULE (operating weekends only)
May 28 & 29: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
May 30: 11am, 12pm & 1pm
May 31 – June 3: No Trains
June 4 & 5: 11am, 12pm & 1pm
June 6 – 10: No Trains
June 11 & 12: To Be Announced
June 13 – 17: No Trains
June 18 & 19: To Be Announced
June 20 – 23: No Trains

SUMMER SCHEDULE (operating daily)
June 24 – August 28: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
August 29 – September 2: 11am, 12pm & 1pm
September 3 & 4: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm|
September 5: 11am, 12pm & 1pm

FALL SCHEDULE (weekends only after Labor Day)
September 6 – 9: Private Charter Trains Only
September 10 & 11: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3PM
September 12 – 16: Private Charter Trains Only
September 17 & 18: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
September 19 – 23: Private Charter Trains Only
September 24 & 25: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
September 26 – 30: Private Charter Trains Only
October 1 & 2: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
October 3 – 7: Private Charter Trains Only
October 8, 9 &10: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
October 11 – 14: Private Charter Trains Only
October 15 & 16: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
October 17 – 21: Private Charter Trains Only
October 22 & 23: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
October 24 – 28: Private Charter Trains Only
October 29 & 30: 11am, 12pm & 1pm (Final Fall Weekend)

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.
  • When ordering tickets online, if it states SOLD OUT for the date and time you are looking at, we are truly SOLD OUT.
  • All sales are final.