Opening Saturday

Climb aboard Hobo and Winnipesaukee railroads for seasonal views

May 23. 2018 1:00PM
Passengers aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad are treated to an array of kayakers on the water. 

The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith and Weirs Beach begin weekend operations on Saturday.

For the three-day holiday weekend, there will be free admission for veterans, prior-service and active-duty members of the military.

Regularly priced tickets will be also available for the general public and family members.

The Hobo Railroad’s one-hour and 20-minute round trip excursions travel along rail that dates back to the late 1800s.

It goes through naturally wooded areas along the banks of the Pemigewasset River from Lincoln through North Woodstock and south to Woodstock and back, covering about 15 miles from start to finish.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers one and two-hour excursions along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and Paugus Bay from Meredith and Weirs Beach to Lakeport and back along rail that was once part of the famous Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad that operated in the late 1800s.

Daily schedules for the rail lines will go into effect Saturday, June 2

All excursions take place rain or shine, and all are round-trip.

For specific departure times and information about fees for various excursions, visit or call 745-2135.

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