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2016 Special Events Calendar

2016 Special Events Calendar

Hobo Railroad – 64 Railroad St., Lincoln, NH 03251

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – 154 Main St., Meredith, & Weirs Beach, NH

Telephone: (603) 745-2135


Memorial Day Weekend

Hobo Railroad – Lincoln, NH

& Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH

Schedule:  May 28, 29 & 30, 2016

Join us on this holiday weekend as we honor our Military Veterans at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH and at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH.  We’re extending a well-deserved THANK YOU to all active duty, retired and honorably discharged military Veterans by providing each Veteran with a complimentary ticket to enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride aboard one of our restored vintage coaches during this special 3-day holiday weekend!  Regularly priced tickets will be available to family members who would like to join their Veterans on-line and at all three of our locations – Lincoln, Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Train to Weirs Beach
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Meredith, Weirs Beach & Lakeport, NH
Schedule:  June 11 & 12 and 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2016

Avoid the traffic jams, enjoy FREE parking and let us provide you with comfortable round-trip transportation to and from Weirs Beach (the hub of all Laconia Motorcycle Week activities) from Meredith, NH to the north and Lakeport, NH to the south for the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week event. For your convenience, we offer FREE parking at both our Lakeport and Meredith locations.  To view our complete 2016 Laconia Motorcycle Week Train schedule as well as departure times which vary, visit for schedule details.

Train Fare: $15 round-trip for all ages 3 and up / ages 2 and under ride Free

Caboose Rentals

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Meredith, NH

Schedule:  June 24 through September 5, plus September 10 & 11 and 17 & 18, 2016

Enjoy a 2-hour ride in a real Caboose with a Cupola!  Whether it’s just you and a couple friends, a family gathering or maybe you’re looking for a unique place to host a birthday party or family reunion – you can rent “Leo’s Party Caboose”!  Tickets are just $25 pp or private rentals are available for $300 for groups up to 16 people.  Food & beverage service is also available upon request.  Give us a call at (603) 745-2135 and we’ll be glad to help you plan your special event!  


Rail & Sail Package

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Meredith, NH

Schedule: June 24 through August 28 plus September 3 & 4, 2016

Departures at 10:30am daily from Meredith Station

The ultimate Lake Winnipesaukee Tour!  Your all-day (6 hour) Lake Winnipesaukee adventure begins and ends in Meredith, NH. The Rail & Sail package includes a 2-hour ride aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, a 2 1/2 hour scenic cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington cruise ship, plus an opportunity to visit & shop in the lakeside village of Weirs Beach!  Tickets for our Rail & Sail package are available online at, by calling (603) 745-2135 or you can purchase them at our Meredith Station.  Adult: $39.95 / Child (4-11): $29.95


Nature by Rail presented by Bank of New Hampshire
Hobo Railroad - Lincoln, NH
Schedule: Every Saturday - June 25 through August 27

Departure times: 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm   Live animal presentations: 12:30pm & 2:30pm
All aboard the Hobo Railroad's "Rolling Classroom" where Naturalist instructors from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center provide a unique opportunity to learn about the environment that surrounds you during your one hour and twenty-minute round-trip excursion along the Pemigewasset River. You'll also enjoy a live animal presentation in our Choo Choo Theater where you'll meet animals native to our region up close and personal! Live animal schedule: 6/25 Owls; 7/2 Beaver; 7/9 Osprey; 7/16 Peregrine Falcon; 7/23 Porcupine; 7/30 Owls; 8/6 Beaver; 8/13 Peregrine Falcon; 8/20 Osprey and 8/27 Broad-Winged Hawk.

Train Fare: Child (3-11): $13 / Adult: $17 / ages 2 and under ride Free

Storybook Sundays
Hobo Railroad - Lincoln, NH
Schedule: Every Sunday - June 26 through September 4

Storybook times: 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Bring the family to meet your favorite storybook characters at the Hobo Railroad. Storybook readings and character visits take place each Sunday from June 26 through September 4 at 12:30pm & 2:30pm in our Choo Choo Theater!  This year’s characters include: 6/26 Winnie the Pooh; 7/3 Tigger or Piglet; 7/10 & 17 Martha the Talking Dog; 7/24 Eyeore; 7/31 Clifford the Big Red Dog; 8/7 Clifford the Big Red Dog; 8/14 Biscuit; 8/21 & 28 Paddington and 9/4 Little Critter.


Putt & Ride Combo Pass

Hobo Railroad – Lincoln, NH

Schedule: June 24 through September 2 plus September 10 & 11, 2016

Departures at 11am, 1pm & 3pm / Hobo Hills Adventure Golf hours: 9:00am to 9:30pm

Enjoy a round of mini golf at the Hobo Hills Adventure Golf Center and a ride aboard the Hobo Railroad on one ticket and save!  Tickets for the Putt & Ride Combo Pass are available online and at the Hobo Railroad.  Tickets: Child (3-12): $16 / Adult: $21 / ages 2 and under Free

Onboard Family Entertainment

Hobo Railroad – Lincoln, NH

Schedule: Week Days – June 24 through September 2, 2016

Enjoy the Jolly Family Entertainers in our Choo Choo Theater and on our trains as they amaze you with a mixture of slight of hand tricks, crazy balloon creations and fun face painting – each day is something different – great fun for all ages!


White Marriott - Balloon creations for all ages!
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH
Schedule:  Monday-Friday - June 24 through August 28, 2016
White Marriott will join you aboard our regularly scheduled trains at the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Monday through Friday each week through August 28th to entertain you with his amazing balloon creations – great fun for all ages!


4th of July Family Party Train
Hobo Railroad – Lincoln, NH

Schedule:  Monday evening, July 4, 2016 - Departing at 7:00pm
Join us aboard the Hobo Railroad's annual 4th of July Family Party Train! We'll decorate the train in patriotic style and you'll enjoy hot dogs, chips, an ice cream treat and a cold Pepsi-branded beverage along with a party favor aboard the train. Family entertainment aboard the train will also be provided. This one hour and twenty-minute excursion takes you along the banks of the Pemigewasset River and returns you to Hobo Junction along the same route in time to enjoy the Lincoln-Woodstock 4th of July Fireworks display which kicks off at approximately 9:30pm! By the way, the best place in town to watch the fireworks is from the Hobo Railroad's parking lot. So all you'll need to do is pull out your lawn chairs & coolers and relax for a great evening of family fun! Personal fireworks are NOT permitted on-site.  Advance tickets for the annual 4th of July Family Party Train are strongly recommended as this popular train often sells out.  Train Fare: Child (3-11): $20 / Adult: $25 / ages 2 and under ride Free

Hobo Harvest Time Express

Schedule:  September 17 through October 16, 2016 – Departing daily from Lincoln at 11am & 1pm

Additional 3pm trains available on the following four Saturdays: Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 8 & 15, 2016

Operating daily Sept. 17 thru Oct. 16, your train ticket includes more than just a train ride, it also includes samples of NH-Made seasonal items & specialty products aboard the train, access to our Farm Stand and Farm Yard featuring a variety of outdoor games, a variety of antique tractors and our popular Cornstalk Critters which are life-size Scarecrows created by the world famous Annalee Doll Co.  This year’s Cornstalk Critter theme: “Scarecrows of the Oval Office”.

Train Fare: Child (3-11): $15 / Adult: $20 / ages 2 and under ride Free


Fall Foliage Specials
Schedule:  September 24 & 25 and October 1 & 2; 8, 9 & 10 and 15 & 16, 2016

Departing from Meredith at 11am

Enjoy a relaxing Fall Foliage train ride that takes you north from Meredith, NH past several small lakes, up and over the Ashland Summit, across the Ashland Trestle and past the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm to the quaint village of Plymouth, NH where you'll enjoy a hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant. On the return trip, be sure to have your camera ready as we’ll make a brief stop at the restored Ashland Train Station where you'll be greeted by Station Attendants dressed in period attire. Our Fall Foliage Specials depart Meredith, NH at 11:00am and return just after 3:00pm.  Fare includes round-trip excursion, hot buffet lunch and a souvenir booklet.  Advance reservations are required. Train Fare: Coach Class - $55.95 / First Class - $95.95 / President's Class - $105.95

Fall Foliage Dinner Trains
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad - Meredith, NH
Schedule:  September 24 and October 1, 8 & 15, 2016

Departures: 5:00pm
Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner aboard the train catered by Hart's Turkey Farm! Your round trip Fall Foliage Dinner Train departs Meredith Station and travels south along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee though the village of Weirs Beach and along Paugus Bay towards Lakeport, NH before returning along the very same route. Along the way you'll enjoy breathtaking views of New Hampshire's largest lake while sneaking a peek at some of the many beautiful lakeside homes you'll pass along the way. These 2-hour dinner trains depart Meredith at 5:00pm - advance reservations are required. Train Fare: $44.95 (includes dinner).

Santa Express Trains
Hobo Railroad - Lincoln, NH
Schedule:  November 25, 26 & 27 and December 3 & 4, 10 & 11 and 17 & 18, 2016
Departures: 1:00pm

Make plans now to join us for a holiday tradition, our Santa Express Trains. We'll depart Hobo Junction Station in Lincoln, NH at 1:00pm for the one hour and twenty minute excursions that begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and operate weekends until just before Christmas. Our station and cars are completely decorated for the season and we've made special arrangements to have Santa Claus and his Elves join us on each and every trip! Once on board, everyone enjoys hot chocolate and each family receives a box of holiday cookies - plus, each child receives a special gift from Santa while on the train!  Advance reservations are strongly suggested. Train Fare: Coach Class: $20 for ages 3 and up / First Class: $25 for ages 3 and up / ages 2 and under ride Free