Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Experience a variety of scenic lakeside train rides through the picturesque Lakes Region of New Hampshire aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. With several convenient boarding locations in Meredith, Weirs Beach and Laconia, our scenic excursions offer a revitalized experience through the stunning landscapes surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee.
 

Our main location is in the charming village of Meredith, New Hampshire, which serves as the starting point for a 2-hour round-trip journey along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.  Head over to our ticket booth at the historic Boardwalk in Weirs Beach to experience a unique and convenient boarding option for a delightful 1-hour excursions. Whether you opt for the longer or shorter journey, you can choose your own adventure with each ride providing a different view full of history and breathtaking views of the lake’s shimmering waters and the splendor of the Lakes Region.

Operating on a historic rail system once home to the renowned Boston, Concord & Montreal line dating back to 1848, our trains offer a blend of nostalgia and scenic beauty. As you journey from Meredith and Weirs Beach, then extend your trip to Lakeport to Laconia and back, you’ll be right in the lakes region’s rich history and natural wonders.

During your ride, indulge in a variety of snacks, ice cream treats, soft drinks, and bottled water available at our Meredith Station Gift Shop. Bring your favorite snacks, lunch and non-alcoholic refreshments on board as you like to enjoy with family and friends.

Join us for a memorable excursion where the rhythm of the rails meets the tranquility of Lake Winnipesaukee. Book your tickets today and experience the magic of the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. 

Scenic Rail Excursions

Meredith Station

154 Main Street
Meredith, NH 03253

(603) 279-5253

Weirs Beach Station

211 Lakeside Avenue
Weirs Beach, NH 03247

(603) 279-5253

Laconia Station

15 Veterans Square
Laconia, NH 03246

(904) 870-4273

Meredith 2 Hour Excursion

  • Meredith Station opens at 9:30 am
  • Trains operate rail or shine
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
  • During the Summer & Fall, traffic can be heavy on Route 3 and Route 25 in the Meredith area, so plan accordingly
  • All train rides are 2 hours round-trip
  • Station close after the last train of the day returns
  • Our Meredith Gift Shop offers a variety of snacks, ice-cream treats, soft drinks and bottled water for your convenience
  • Free parking is available

Ticket Information

  • Coach Adult: $32.99
  • Coach Child (ages 4-12): $27.99
  • Coach Toddler (ages 3 and under): FREE
  • First Class Adult: $52.99

Important Information

  • Strollers and car seats are not permitted on trains
  • Pets are not allowed onboard
  • Advance reservations are required
  • Reserve your tickets in advance to secure your spot
  • Please note that we will not mail or email physical tickets
  • After purchase, a confirmation email will be sent to you with ticket information
  • Upon arrival, show your confirmation email to the Ticket Agent and this will serve as your ticket
  • Wheelchair lift is available as needed
  • Wheelchairs must not exceed 24 inches in width
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call in advance to accommodate (603) 279-5253
  • Book online and save on your ticket price

Weirs Beach 1 or 1.5 Hour Excursions

  • Weirs Beach ticket booth opens at 9:30 am
  • Trains operate rail or shine
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
  • During the Summer, traffic can be heavy in the Weirs Beach area, so plan accordingly 
  • Train rides traveling south – Paugus Bay to Lakeport and back
  • Train rides traveling north – Meredith Station and back
  • All train rides are 1 hour or 1.5 hour round-trip
  • Station close after the last train of the day returns
  • Metered parking available Lakeside Avenue 

Ticket Information

  • Coach Adult: $26.99
  • Coach Child (ages 4-12): $27.99
  • Coach Toddler (ages 3 and under): FREE
  • First Class Adult: $47.99

Important Information

  • Strollers and car seats are not permitted on trains
  • Pets are not allowed onboard
  • Advance reservations are required
  • Reserve your tickets in advance to secure your spot
  • Please note that we will not mail or email physical tickets
  • After purchase, a confirmation email will be sent to you with ticket information
  • Upon arrival, show your confirmation email to the Ticket Agent and this will serve as your ticket
  • Wheelchair lift is available as needed
  • Wheelchairs must not exceed 24 inches in width
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call in advance to accommodate (603) 279-5253
  • Book online and save on your ticket price

Laconia 2.5 Hour Excursions

  • Laconia Station opens at 9:00 am
  • Train runs Sundays only
  • Limited train ride service in July-Sept
  • Trains operate rail or shine
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
  • During the Summer, traffic can be heavy in the Laconia area, so plan accordingly 
  • All train rides are 2.5 hours round-trip
  • Station close after the last train of the day returns
  • Free and metered parking available

Ticket Information

  • Coach Adult: $32.99
  • Coach Child (ages 4-12): $27.99
  • Coach Toddler (ages 3 and under): FREE
  • First Class Adult: $52.99

Important Information

  • Strollers and car seats are not permitted on trains
  • Pets are not allowed onboard
  • Advance reservations are required
  • Reserve your tickets in advance to secure your spot
  • Please note that we will not mail or email physical tickets
  • After purchase, a confirmation email will be sent to you with ticket information
  • Upon arrival, show your confirmation email to the Ticket Agent and this will serve as your ticket
  • Wheelchair lift is available as needed
  • Wheelchairs must not exceed 24 inches in width
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call in advance to accommodate (603) 279-5253
  • Book online and save on your ticket price