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Plan Now for a Scenic Fall Train Ride in the Lakes Region

People waiting at the station to ride the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in the fall

As autumn unfolds in New England, there are myriad ways to get out and enjoy the spectacular canvas of fiery hues. The state’s dense forests of maple, birch, and oak trees ignite in vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows, creating a breathtaking display of fall foliage. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy colorfully New Hampshire fall foliage, but one of our favorite things to do in the Lakes Region each fall is to ride the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad.

Of course, apart from riding the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, there are other ways to get out and enjoy this vibrant season. This seasonal changing of the guard provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking, apple picking, and scenic drives, making it an ideal time to explore the natural beauty of New Hampshire.

To fully immerse yourself in the glory of fall in New Hampshire, take the opportunity to relax and unwind at our lakefront bed and breakfast near Lake Winnipesaukee. Our cozy accommodations offer a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring. With warm hospitality and homemade breakfasts, a stay at our Laconia bed and breakfast adds a personal touch to your fall getaway. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire today!

Gorgeous fall foliage on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Fall Colors on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Riding the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is an enchanting experience. Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the largest lakes in the state and a popular vacation destination enjoyed year-round. This historic train ride follows the scenic shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and offers a unique vantage point to enjoy New Hampshire’s spectacular fall foliage.

Apart from being a beautiful ride in the fall, the nostalgic journey on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is a wonderful adventure back in time. Throughout the journey, you’ll travel in vintage train cars as they travel through charming towns and past scenic vistas, all while the landscape outside the window transitions through a kaleidoscope of fall colors.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad operates two main options for where to start your journey. No matter the route you choose, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad traverses the rural countryside of the Lakes Region at a leisurely pace, allowing plenty of time to soak up the views and take photographs along the way.

  1. The main route on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad departs from Meredith and travels towards Weirs Beach before heading on to Laconia and back. This ride typically lasts about two hours.
  2. The railroad that runs the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad also operates a four-hour fall foliage train that departs from Meredith and heads north toward Plymouth.

As the train chugs along the tracks, passengers are treated to views of quaint lakeside cottages, marinas dotted with boats, and panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, which are ablaze with color during the fall season. The conductor often shares interesting historical facts and stories about the region, adding depth to the visual experience.

Whether you’re a photographer looking for the perfect shot, a family seeking a unique adventure, or a couple searching for a romantic outing, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad provides a memorable and picturesque way to experience New Hampshire’s fall foliage.

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is just one of the things to do in the Lakes Region This fall - enjoy this scenic view from the surrounding peaks of the lakes

More Things to Do in the Lakes Region This Fall

As wonderful as the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is, it’s just one of the many great things to look forward to each fall in New Hampshire. There are limitless things to do in the Lakes Region, and fall is a spectacular time of year to enjoy them!

Laconia, New Hampshire, a charming lakeside community in the popular Lakes Region of New Hampshire, offers many activities every year – especially when it comes to enjoying colorful fall foliage in New Hampshire. If you’re looking for more ways to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of fall in New Hampshire, we’ve listed more of our favorite things to do in the Lakes Region below.

  1. Drive the Scenic Byways like the Lakes Region Scenic Byway and the Kancamagus Highway. Take the time to stop at overlooks, visit local farms, and explore quaint towns.
  2. Hike and Bike your way to breathtaking views. One of the most popular hikes in the area is Mount Major, which offers stunning panoramic views of the lakes region ablaze in the colors of fall.
  3. Enjoy boat tours on Lake Winnipesaukee, including Mount Washington Cruises. These cruises offer a relaxing way to enjoy the stunning shoreline adorned with autumn hues.
  4. Visit Gunstock Mountain Resort and enjoy scenic chairlift rides with 360-degree views, plus great hiking and mountain biking.
  5. Visit local farms and enjoy apple picking, a popular fall tradition in New England. Moulton Farm and others offer corn mazes, farm stands with fresh produce, and beautiful flower gardens that complement the fall scenery.
  6. Enjoy some time kayaking or canoeing on the lakes. We have some you can borrow, and it offers you a serene and intimate way to enjoy New Hampshire fall foliage.

There are far more things to do in the Lakes Region than we’ve listed here, but we hope you’ve seen enough to want to spend a few days relaxing amidst the breathtaking fall beauty of our Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire. Book your room today!

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