? Lake Town and Shire

Welcome to the new Lake Town and Shire Garden Railroad


Don and Jane on Lake Bled

Donald and Jane Nute invite you to an open house on the Lake Town and Shire Garden Railroad. During each open house children ages six and older are trained to operate the trains. Younger children can enjoy a scavenger hunt for scenes on the layout or run a locomotive on our separate mountain division. Our address is 445 Crestwood Drive, Athens, GA 30605, and our phone number is 706-546-5462. Send email to donald@nute.ws for additional information or to get on our email reminder list.

When consulting the schedule below, remember that dates and times may change. This is a hobby, not a business, and we occasionally make changes in the schedule when our plans change. So be sure to recheck the date and time before you come. If it is raining prior to a session, check here or give us a call to find out if the session has been cancelled or rescheduled.


We are cancelling all operating sessions/open houses due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
We will put our schedule here when we are ready to resume operations.