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Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad

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Address: 13 Oak Hill Rd, Belfast, ME 04915-7325
Phone Number: +1 207-722-3899
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11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come ride the rails and enjoy the sights and sounds of a a by-gone era.

The...

Come ride the rails and enjoy the sights and sounds of a a by-gone era.

The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad offers weekend round trip excursions and several special event trains. Our season runs from Memorial Day weekend through late October.

Our primary venue is City Point Station conveniently located just a few miles off Route 1 in Belfast, Maine. However look for a few special events out of Unity, Maine too. One event being our shuttle service to the Common Ground Country Fair in September.

Please see our website for our full listing of events, schedules, and fares.

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See wildlife on train ride.

We thoroughly enjoyed the 1 hour train ride. Saw 3 deer and a Osprey nest. Rode in the enclosed car on the first half and then the open car on the return. I recommend the open... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2015
Jewell N
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Cocoa, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It was OK. I have to say it was different just wish the trees had more color to them.Had slot of parking and bathrooms

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Searsport, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Saw lots of landscape and even an eagle on the tracks! Great way to spend a few hours. Great for kids, open bench like seating. Drinks available for purchase.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This historic rail line has been open almost 150 years. The route I was on today was 7 miles long (14 miles round trip) and afforded some of the most spectacular views of Maine's natural beauty. The attraction is run by an all-volunteer staff who lovingly manage the gift shop and sell tickets, maintain the track, restore the cars, operate... More 

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Cocoa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the 1 hour train ride. Saw 3 deer and a Osprey nest. Rode in the enclosed car on the first half and then the open car on the return. I recommend the open car for viewing the scenery. Reasonable prices.

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Wooster, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Not much to see here. Just an okay stop with not much things to look at in station. Just an okay ride with a diesel engine.

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank for riding on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad. We are continuing to expand our museum collections. In the coming seasons we plan to construct a display track that will house railroad cars to explore, box cars with displays and more interactive displays for the kids. More 

Center Montville, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

If you want to turn back time and have a relaxing getaway for an hour this is it! Have rode the train numerous times and have never been let down always a smooth relaxing ride with the wind blowing threw your hair in the open car. They also have Pizza Trains a few weekends during the summer check out there... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for riding us and being a repeat rider. We appreciate your kind comments. We hope to see you again! It is nice to see local support. Best. More 

Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

A nice train ride through the Maine countryside. Don't expect this to be a "thrill" ride. It is for those who enjoy nostalgic old refurbished train cars with a taste of the historic past.

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5 Thank 436Terry68
BrooksRailroad, Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you enjoyed the railroad. Our goal is to offer our riders a trip into the past where they can forget modern life for a while! More 

East Corinth, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

My husband and I took this train ride and really enjoyed ourselves. The people who run the train are super friendly and very informative. The only draw back that I could see to this trip was there wasn't much in way of scenery except for the woods. I was a little disappointed in that, but it was still worth the... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your trip on the railroad. Hopefully we will be offering more activities on the train and at the museum in the near future. More 

London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is not marked and not easy to find so check out where to go before looking for this. Was about 1 hour long and is very well narrated the guys really know their stuff and seem to enjoy what they do

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the ride. We would be interested in knowing how to better mark the way to the railroad and the museum. Hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

What appeared to be nothing remarkable turned into an informative fun and nice slow ride on an old rail line through so nice Maine woods. You have a choice of riding in an enclosed passenger car or in an open-air converted freight car...that's the one to choose. The tracks are bumpy and you can stand in the car and watch... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for riding the railroad and supporting us. More 

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