Excursion trains follow historic railroad lines of NH mountains & lakes
A fun way to enjoy the scenery of northern New Hampshire is by taking a ride on an excursion train, with departures and arrivals at historic train stations in towns of the mountains and lakes regions. Trains excursions are offered spring through fall on historic and refurbished coaches. It is a delightful outing for everyone from kids
to grandparents. Seasonal train excursion trips include fall foliage
trains and trips to Santa's North Pole, following the model of the popular Polar Express story.
38 Norcross Circle
North Conway, NH, 03860
All aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad in New Hampshire's White Mountains
At Conway Scenic Railroad, you’ll enjoy old-fashioned train rides, all departing from a beautiful 1874 Victorian Station in North Conway Village. Whether you choose a Valley route to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, you'll experience the fun of rail travel in the comfort of open or enclosed, restored passenger cars. Coach, First Class and elegant Dining Car seating are available on all routes. Trains run rain or shine, and round-trip excursions are from 1 to 5½ hours. Schedules vary, so be sure to call 1-800-232-5251 for details, or visit our website by clicking above. Valley Trains run April 15 through December 31. The Notch Train operates June 13 through October 28. The Railroad hosts family events throughout the season, including Day Out With Thomas™ in July, Pumpkin Patch Express in October, and Santa’s Holiday Express. This is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy!
3 Crossing at Riverplace
North Woodstock, NH, 03262
Take a delicious jounrey aboard this timeless dinner train
Experience a most unique culinary adventure in the White Mountains aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train offering majestic scenery along with fine dining. Your journey comes to life as you leisurely travel south from North Woodstock, rolling along the western slopes of the mountains and the Pemigewasset river and back in beautifully restored railcars. Here’s the perfect way to enjoy the magnificent region and great food along the way. Called timeless and memorable, the Café Lafayette Dinner Train offers a 2hour 20 minute run in beautifully restored railcars where the chef and culinary team offer enticing menus, fine wines, exciting cocktails and gracious service. Reserve space from a table of four, full railcar, the entire train, or anywhere in between.
Off Route 302
Bretton Woods, NH, 03589
The Cog Railway is a must for train lovers
A trip aboard New Hampshire's Cog Railway is on every railroad enthusiast's must-do list. The train climbs the highest peak in the Northeast, New Hampshire's Mount Washington. And it's the only train of its kind east of the Rockies -- using cog technology to ascend the steepest railroad tracks in North America. At our Base Station you'll find a museum where you can learn all about our unique railway, an engineering marvel of the 19th century. At the summit you can pose for photos, visit the Weather Observatory, and take in the spectacular view. On a clear day, you be able to see all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. A ride on the Cog Railway is the trip of a lifetime, great for train buffs, and great for families.