Join us for a train ride! While in town, enjoy an ice cream at Conez' (the ice cream shop is located where you will board the train!) or lunch at Mammie’s Restaurant (right across the road from the train station).


As the B&ML operates during the pandemic we are doing our part to keep you safe.

  • Access to the B&ML, requires pre-purchase of tickets. 
  • Face masks are now mandatory! 
    • Masks are available for purchase if you do not bring your own!
  • Train capacity is reduced by limiting railcar capacity. No more than 50% of available seats will be booked. Guests will be encouraged to social distance while on board.
  • Frequent & enhanced cleaning throughout our train and stations with particular attention paid to high touch areas.
  • All food will be served in personal containers. Those containers are packaged by local food vendors complying with enhanced food preparation rules. B&ML staff serving will wear gloves and face masks.
  • While the gift shop is available, we ask that you bring your credit card to make purchases.
  • We are providing hand sanitizing hand wipes and surface wipes for your convenience. Please feel free to utilize, but please leave some for other people.
  • When using bathrooms, please remember to social distance AND WASH YOUR HANDS.

We hope you enjoy your visit and ride at the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad.



Avoid long traffic lines and long walks! 

Use our trains for convenient travel to the Common Ground Country Fair.  

  • Our stations are only 10 to 15 minutes from the fair ground Commons!.  
    • Unity Station
    • Thorndike Station
  • Our fairground platform is right off the commons near the administrative buildings.
  • We sell both combination Train AND Fair Tickets or just train tickets which can be purchased at our boarding areas in Unity and Thorndike.
    • $29 - Adult Train & Fair Admission (for ages 18 to 64)
    • $25 - Youth Train & Fair Admission (for ages 13 to 17)
    • $25 - Senior Train & Fair Admission (for ages 65 and older)
    • $15 - Adult Train Only - MOFGA Membership or fair ticket or pass required!
    • $5 - Child Train Only - No charge for fair

Ticket Information

Trains run all day



Want to speed up ticketing?

Reserve tickets now through our online reservation system, receive email confirmation, then bring with you to pick up your tickets on the day of the fair.

Reserve your tickets now!


The Brooks Preservation Society and the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad welcome you to take our trains to/from the Common Ground Country Fair this September 20, 21, and 22. Our two train schedule offers convenient access from our Unity or Thorndike parking areas to our station right off the fairground commons and you avoid traffic congestion at the fair. 

Your train or train-fair combo ticket is valid for any train for the day of purchase or use.  This is more than a round trip ticket, this allows  you travel back to your car if you forget something and get back to the fair.

Passengers can board trains 10 minutes before scheduled departure.

Trains must leave on schedule so please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure to park and purchase tickets!

Please Note:

  • Our operation is not handicap accessible
  • No additional discounts will be applied to the combination Fair Admission/Train ticket.
  • Seating is subject to space and availability at time of departure.
  • All train riders who wish to disembark at our Common Ground Country Fair Station must have a Fair Admission ticket
    • Valid tickets include fair tickets purchased in advance, a combo Fair/Train ticket, or a current MOFGA membership card.
    • Our station on the fairgrounds is not near the Volunteer Check-In tent, so a fair admission ticket will be required to get admission to the grounds, even if volunteering or renewing memberships.

The Railroad reserves the right to change train equipment and schedules without advance notice. The railroad cannot be responsible for unscheduled delays.

Questions? please contact us by phone (207) 315-9410 or (888) 317-2142

or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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