Fall Foliage Trains

Fall Foliage Special and Turkey Dinner Train

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Fall Foliage Trains

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, 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 or Lakes Region Tourism Association 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. Advance reservations are required

  • 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.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with significant mobility issues.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us before you purchase tickets: (603) 745-2135

Turkey Dinner Train

Enjoy a complete turkey dinner aboard one of our popular Turkey Dinner Trains 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 very same route. View Map

While you’re aboard the 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 we’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 popular 2-hour Turkey Dinner Trains take place on Friday and Saturday evenings starting in late September and operate through October (see our schedule below). We’ll depart Meredith Station and return in approximately 2 hours. Advance reservations are required.


  • 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 you purchase tickets: (603) 745-2135

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
Meredith Station