Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Brings Nostalgic Entertainment to Meredith BayPosted on July 13th, 2012 No comments
Climb aboard the classic train at Meredith Station and take a trip back in time as the old locomotive chugs along the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. While the breathtaking views of the lake and distant mountains are sure to evoke a sense of wonder and leisure reminiscent of turn-of-the-century travel to NH grand hotels and summer resorts, this ride also has old-fashioned entertainment to bring an even deeper experience of the “good old days.”
Every Monday through Friday this summer, “White Marriott the Hobo Balloonist” will be aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad to share his specialty balloons with passengers. Kids of all ages will love his balloon creations, especially the animals and flowers formed from simple balloons!
On Saturdays, accordionist David Smith will be aboard the train, greeting passengers as they board and then strolling through the train as he plays nostalgic tunes on his accordion for everyone to enjoy. These fun songs are sure to get everyone in the spirit for a relaxing lakeside adventure!
Each train ride is approximately two hours, traveling along the shore from Meredith, New Hampshire on a shelf dug out over 100 years ago for the fast Montreal trains that passed through this area. The ride goes along Meredith Bay, through Weirs Beach, to Lakeport, and then reverses back to Meredith again. The trains departs Meredith Station at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30, and stops to pick up passengers at Weirs Beach every hour on the hour from 11:00 – 3:00. The train then continues to Lakeport along the shore of Paugus Bay, past seasonal residences and the front yards of many of fine resort homes, with the cool blue water of the lake on the left.
Lakeport is the turning point of the ride. There is no station here, so passengers can relax on board and visit the Food Service Car while the engine crew moves the locomotive from one end of the train to the other for the return trip.
For more information on the train and its history in the Lakes Region or to reserve tickets, please visit the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad website or call 603-745-2135. Enjoy the ride!
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