HOBO & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads
Main Offices: 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-2135 Ext. 13
For Immediate Release: September 1, 2022
Contact: Morgan Clark, Marketing & Business Development
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad’s popular 4-hour Fall Foliage Specials will operate again this year from late September through mid-October. The trains will depart Meredith NH Station on Main Street at 11:00am and proceed north travelling up and over Ashland Summit. The trip crosses the Ashland High Trestle, passes through the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm and the Glove Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Bridgewater before arriving in Plymouth, NH. The trip ends it first leg at the Common Man Inn & Spa, located in Plymouth’s North End. Once there, guests step off the train and gather in the dining room to enjoy a tasty, hot buffet lunch. Following lunch, guests may explore the Common Man Inn’s extensive Gift Shop which offers NH-made products before returning to the train.
Lunch includes a hot buffet menu featuring hot soup, roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, butternut squash; meat lasagna; vegi stir fry & rolls & butter. An assortment of fresh baked cookies will be on each table for dessert. A variety of chilled, bottled soft drinks & water as well as hot tea & coffee will also be available.
After lunch, the train departs the Common Man Inn & Spa and proceeds south through Plymouth and Bridgewater again before stopping in Ashland, NH at the restored Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad Station. Upon arrival, members of the Ashland Historical Society, dressed in 1860’s attire, will greet us and provide guided tours of their historic station.
Following the guided tours in Ashland, guests re-board the train for the final time, then continue south over Ashland Summit, pass Lake Waukewan and back to Meredith Station where the train will arrive just after 3:00pm.
“The best way to experience the beauty of fall in New Hampshire is aboard historic rail cars of yesteryear,” said Ben Clark, Railroad Vice President. “Our rail lines pass through unique locations that can only be experienced by train.” Tickets for this exceptional fall foliage, 4-hour excursion include the hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn & Spa, the guided tour of the 1869 Ashland Railroad Station and a souvenir tour booklet. Departure dates and ticket prices are provided below. Advance reservations are required. Tickets for the 2022 Fall Foliage Specials are on sale now at www.hoborr.com.