3 Crossing at RiverplaceNorth Woodstock, NH, 03262Phone: 603-745-3500
Scenic views, sensational dining on board the vintage rail cars of this dinner train
The scenic vistas you’ll see through the windows of the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train are perfectly complemented by the five-course gourmet meal you are served while traveling. The train, one of the nation’s premier dinner trains, features lovingly restored 1950s vintage rail cars, with elaborate woodworking, stained glass and brass throughout. Your two-hour trip takes you through the picturesque Pemigewasset River Valley, through the woods, over three trestle bridges and through the Jack-O-Lantern Golf Course and a Christmas tree farm before heading back to the North Woodstock station. In addition to the gorgeous views, you’ll enjoy a culinary delight, from creative appetizers to seasonally inspired entrees and luscious desserts. The train, which runs May to October, also offers a full bar.
See the grandeur of the mountains when you drive, hike or take a tour up this auto road
There’s regular sightseeing, and then there is sightseeing from the summit of the highest mountain peak in the Northeast. When you drive, hike or take a tour up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, you can expect to see vistas that will take your breath away as you look out over Great Gulf Wilderness and the Presidential Mountain Range. Visitors can take their own car (and earn the “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker) or, on certain days, their ATV; join a two-hour guided tour; or hike. There are a number of scenic pull-offs along the way to take pictures. You can also reserve a spot in a sunrise or sunset tour. In the winter, the SnowCoach takes you to the tree line with awe-inspiring vistas.