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Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway

1 City Point Road, Belfast, ME 04921
207 722-3899
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Belfast
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a project of the Brooks Preservation Society operates on weekends Memorial Day - Halloween Weekend. Please see... more » Owner description: The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a project of the Brooks Preservation Society operates on weekends Memorial Day - Halloween Weekend. Please see the web site for special trains and schedule. We also offer rail bike tours. Come ride the rails and enjoy the sights and sounds of a a by-gone era. « less
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The old steam train has a special feeling of years gone by and both young and not so young can experience so e of the beauty of Waldo County by rail. The people who run this excursion are so enthusiastic and they spread their knowledge and experience to all. Simply a lovely way to spend several hours.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This small railroad is run by volunteers and donations, but is very well organized. It is an awesome way to see some great scenery.

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Cape May Court House
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Original 1950 ish engine and passenger cars. You could ride inside or out or do both. One hour through the woods. The scenery is OK, but not outstanding.

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Belfast, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We first experienced the Railway on a weekend ride during peak foliage. The rails go through beautiful countryside, over bridges above water and through the woods. You can sit inside or outside; we sat outside. We took our grandson and totally enjoyed ourselves. A couple of months ago we rode the train, instead of driving, to the Common Ground Fair... More

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Hartford CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Very friendly crew and the ride is extremely scenic. A great little train ride. They are very knowledgeable about the history of the area. if you like railroads, most of their equipment is stored in another area of the railroad line. The staff can direct you to there.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a pleasant hour-long ride from Belfast to Waldo. Scenic views of both the coast and (mostly) the interior of the area are the lure, as well as pleasant seating on an outdoor bench or an indoor seat. The train is staffed by a volunteer. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase, and there is a bathroom on board.

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BrooksRailroad, Owner at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. More

Swanville, Maine
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Cute trip, especially for children. Friendly and pleasant

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BrooksRailroad, Owner at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and posting kind comment. we are glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again. More

Belfast, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Train goes no more than 5 miles an hour. Leaves from a parking lot outside of town because as the waitress at the Weathervane told me, they got tossed out of downtown years ago. Looking at the tracks, you wonder they let it run at ALL. No one provides any kind of commentary or "patter" to make it interesting. I... More

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Management response:

Riders enjoying the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad are greeted by volunteers. These volunteers answer questions and provide information about the railroad. As a NON-PROFIT all VOLUNTEER railroad we continually improve our operation. We are exploring an intercom system that will allow our volunteers to provide commentary. The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, operated by the Brooks Preservation Society began... More

Belfast, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The ride only goes a very tiny distance outside of Belfast, and the 'Moosehead' part only refers to the original name of the railway company that existed years ago. This trip has nothing to do with Moosehead beyond that. I'd love to see this train Really go somewhere- then it would be worth riding.

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Management response:

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience. Our regular train rides offer our riders a one hour trip. A guest will enjoy a train ride of 12 miles (round trip) departing Upper Bridge Station and arriving at the former site of the Waldo Station. The Brooks Preservation Society (BPS) operates the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad. BPS's... More

Gatlinburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

We took the train ride while staying in Belfast on our honeymoon . The people went out of their way to be friendly. They made us feel like family.

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Management response:

Thank you for the kind review. The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is an all volunteer organization as well as a non-profit. Our volunteers work hard to make railroad operations possible. Again, thank you for the kind comments! We hope to see some you again! Best wishes. More

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