Railroads offer fall foliage sightseeing

  • The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Railways are offering fall foliage train rides on weekends in September and October. Courtesy

Published: 9/14/2020 10:31:04 AM

The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach is now operating on their fall schedule. 

The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH will offer 80-minute round-trip train rides on weekends-only through the month of Septembe. Departure times from Hobo Junction Station will be at 11 a.m.  and 1 p.m. each weekend with the exception of Sept. 26, when a 3 p.m. train will be added to the weekend’s schedule.

For the month of October, and the expected height of the Fall Foliage season, the Hobo Railroad will offer round-trip excursions along the Pemigewasset River daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Oct. 1 through 12 and again Oct. 15 through 18. A 3 p.m. train will be added to the schedule on Oct. 10, 11 and 17. The Fall season at the Hobo Railroad will conclude the weekend of Oct. 24 and 25 with 80-minute round-trip train rides both days departing Hobo Junction Station at 11 a.m.  and 1 p.m. Those planning to visit the Hobo Railroad should plan to reserve their seats in advance online at HoboRR.com. Seating will continue to be limited to 50% capacity.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, with locations in Meredith and Weirs Beach will also be weekends only. The lakeside railroad will offer one-hour train rides from their Weirs Beach location on Sept. 12 and 13; 19 and 20 and 26 and 27, with departures at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Train rides from Weirs Beach will continue in October with departures at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 12 and 24. Trains will also depart Weirs Beach on Oct. 25 with one-hour train rides at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., for its final day. To ensure seating, tickets should be purchased in advance at HoboRR.com.

The Railroad’s Meredith Station located at 154 Main Street in Meredith will offer two-hour round-trip train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee throughout September and October starting the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13 and concluding the weekend of Oct. 24 and 25. To verify weekend departure times and to ensure seating, tickets should be purchased in advance  at HoboRR.com.

Dining tours and special fall foliage tours are available, too. 

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