LINCOLN, NH - The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, based in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH, announced today it will once again offer train service during the Laconia Motorcycle Week scheduled for August 22-30, 2020. For the first time in many years though, the Railroad will offer train service every day of the 9-day event with 1- and 2-hour train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee from Meredith and Weirs Beach.
Of the three major motorcycle rallies that take place each year in the United States - Daytona, Laconia and Sturgis - Laconia is the only major rally to include train service as part of the event. In addition, it's also the oldest motorcycle rally in the country dating back to 1924.
"We're excited that we're able to expand our offerings during the 2020 Laconia Motorcycle Week with 1-and 2-hour train rides along the lake from Meredith & Weirs Beach, stated Paul Giblin, Marketing Director for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. "Those attending this year's event will still be able to enjoy free parking in Meredith with train rides from Meredith to Weirs Beach and back as they have in previous years. Although this year, we're offering this service daily which is new. Plus, we've added 2-hour round-trip old fashioned train rides along the western shore of the lake from Meredith and Weirs Beach to Lakeport and back to our daily schedule during motorcycle week. We hope these new offerings will give those attending the 97th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week another way to enjoy their time in New Hampshire's Lake Region."
For those interested in round-trip train service from Meredith to Weirs Beach, departures will be available three times each day at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm - while return trips from Weirs Beach back to Meredith will depart at 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm each day. The cost of the 1-hour round-trip ticket from Meredith to Weirs Beach and back is $20 for adults and $15 for children 4-12 while ages 3 and under ride for free. Free parking will also be available at Meredith Station for motorcycles, cars and trucks.
For those interested in 2-hour train rides along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, these round-trip excursions will be available daily from both Meredith and Weirs Beach during the 9-day event. Tickets for the 2-hour train rides are $22 for adults, $17 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. Daily departure from Meredith will be 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm, while 2-hour train rides will depart Weirs Beach at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm each day.
Due to limited capacity aboard the trains this year due to COVID-19 Guidelines, those wishing to enjoy train rides from either Meredith or Weirs Beach should plan to reserve their seats in advance through the Railroad's web site, www.HoboRR.com. In addition, face masks must be worn by everyone while riding on the train.
2020 LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK TRAIN SCHEDULE - AUGUST 22 - 30, 2020
1-HOUR TRAIN RIDES - AVAILABLE DAILY:
Departures from Meredith to Weirs Beach: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Departures from Weirs Beach to Meredith: 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
2-HOUR TRAIN RIDES - AVAILABLE DAILY:
Round-Trip Departures from Meredith: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Round-Trip Departures from Weirs Beach: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm & 2:00pm
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad's Meredith Station is located just off Route 3 in Meredith, NH at 154 Main Street, while the Weirs Beach Ticket Booth is located on the Board Walk located at 211 Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, NH. For additional information regarding departure schedules for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, visit www.HoboRR.com or call 603-745-2135.