Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Boarding Address:
154 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253
(603) 279-5253

Boarding Address:
211 Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach, NH 03247
(603) 279-5253

About This Trip

Embark on an enchanting journey through the picturesque Lakes Region of New Hampshire aboard the newly owned and operated Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, proudly presented by Patriot Rail Company. With two convenient locations in Meredith and Weirs Beach, our scenic train rides offer a revitalized experience through the stunning landscapes surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee.
 

Located in the charming village of Meredith, our main station serves as the starting point for captivating 2-hour train rides along the western shore of the lake. Meanwhile, our satellite ticket booth at the historic Boardwalk in Weirs Beach provides easy access to delightful 1-hour excursions. Whether you opt for the longer or shorter journey, each ride promises unforgettable 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 to Weirs Beach and Lakeport and back, you’ll be immersed in the 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. While picnic lunches are no longer provided, you’re welcome to bring your own to enjoy onboard—just remember to take everything off the train before disembarking.

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. 

Plan Your Trip

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Meredith Station

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.

Before You Purchase Tickets:

  • During the Summer & Fall, traffic can be heavy in the Meredith area, particularly on Route 3 and Route 25. Please allocate extra time to your journey to ensure you arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • All train rides departing from Meredith Station are 2 hours round-trip.

Additional Information:

  • Trains departing Meredith run rain or shine.
  • Our Meredith Station Gift Shop offers a variety of snack items, ice cream treats, Pepsi-branded soft drinks, and bottled water for your convenience.
  • Free parking is available at our Meredith Station.

Important Notes:

  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled train time.
  • Strollers and car seats are not permitted on trains.
  • Pets are not allowed onboard.
  • A Wheelchair lift is available at our Meredith Station.
  • Wheelchairs must not exceed 24 inches in width.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us in advance at (603) 279-5253.

Ticket Prices:

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

 

Important Information:

  • Advance reservations are required. Scroll down to view our departure dates and times, then reserve your tickets in advance to secure your spot and save!
  • Following your purchase, please note that we will not mail or email physical tickets. Instead, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Upon arrival, simply show this email to the Ticket Agent on your phone or tablet, and it will serve as your ticket.

Check out our specialty seasonal train rides!

4-Hour Fall Foliage Specials: (visit the Fall Foliage Trains page for details & tickets)

Evening Turkey Dinner Trains: (visit the Fall Foliage Trains page for details & tickets)

Experience Our Newly Renovated Bright Red Caboose, "The Leo"

Before Your Trip

  • Advance Reservations Required: Ensure your spot by booking in advance.

  • Call for Reservations: For more information or to reserve your 2-hour caboose rental, call us at (603) 745-2135.

  • Arrive Early: Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure a smooth boarding process.

  • Traffic Considerations: Traffic can be heavy, especially during summer and fall, so allow extra travel time.

Important Information

  • Private Railcar Experience: Enjoy a family outing in your own private railcar, perfect for parties of up to 10 guests.
  • Comfort and Amenities:
    • Private restroom
    • Wicker chairs and sofas in the lower seating area
    • Dedicated refrigerator and cabinets for your own food and drinks
    • Panoramic windows in the coupla, accessible by climbing three rungs of a ladder
  • Upgrades Available: If the caboose is not rented on a trip, guests can request an upgrade from coach for an additional fee.
  • Event Hosting: Ideal for events, team building, birthday parties, family gatherings, or small business meetings. The caboose can comfortably seat a maximum of 16 guests.

 

Purchase Your Tickets and Call for Reservations Today!

Experience the newly renovated and painted bright red caboose, “The Leo,” redesigned in honor of the cherished Leo Boisoneault. For a unique and memorable event, reserve your caboose today by calling (603) 745-2135

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

The original “Leo’s Party Caboose” has been beautifully upgraded to honor the cherished Leo Boisoneault. This bright red caboose now offers an enhanced experience with modern amenities and stylish interiors, providing a perfect setting for parties and special events. The redesign pays homage to Leo’s legacy, ensuring guests enjoy a unique and memorable journey in his honor.

 

Leo Boisoneault October 27, 1940 – March 30, 2022

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Weirs Beach Station

Enjoy a delightful 1-hour scenic train ride through New Hampshire’s picturesque Lakes Region. Departing from charming Weirs Beach, our rides offer an unforgettable experience with a fresh look and enhanced amenities.

Before You Purchase Tickets:

  • During the summer months, traffic in the Laconia and Weirs Beach area can be heavy.
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure a smooth boarding process.
  • All train rides departing from Weirs Beach are 1-hour round-trip and operate rain or shine.
 

During Your Visit:

  • Trains departing from Weirs Beach at:
    • 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm travel south along Paugus Bay to Lakeport and back.
    • 12 pm and 2 pm head north to Meredith Station and back.
  • Metered parking is available along Lakeside Avenue.
  • Strollers, car seats, and pets are not allowed on the trains.

 

Accessibility:

  • A wheelchair lift is not available at our Weirs Beach Station.
  • If you require assistance with boarding, call us in advance at (603) 279-5253.

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: $26.99
  • Child (ages 4-12): $21.99
  • Toddler (ages 3 and under): FREE

Important Information:

  • 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.