The Mount Washington Auto Road: A Complete Attraction Profile of The Mount Washington Auto Road.

NH Attraction Profiles: The Mt Washington Auto Road                                              

 

The Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road
Route 16, Pinkham Notch
Gorham, NH 03581
(603) 466-3988
(800) 367-3364

A trip to the top of a mountain by car is unusual, especially when the mountain is the highest on the eastern seaboard. As the Auto Road's website states: From the first horse-drawn wagons to today's modern vehicles, vacationers on the Auto Road have been experiencing the wonders of Mount Washington's' weather, scenery and history for 150 years.

Famous for its challenging terrain, Mount Washington sits among the roughest and most rugged stretches of the Appalachian Trail. Visitors to the summit can visit the observatory and museum which gives insight to what it is like to live and work in the harsh environment. You can view exhibits about the weather and the area's natural history. There is also a recreation of Tip Top House, the original visitors' building on Mount Washington.

The State Park system of NH operates a cafeteria where visitors can grab a snack, while viewing the most fantastic scenery in North America! You can easily see the peaks of the Presidential Range, including Mount Jefferson, Mount Adams and Mount Madison. In clear weather, some claim you can see the glimmer of the Atlantic Ocean.

It might be hazy, hot and humid for you, but it doesn't have to be: An 80-degree day at the bottom can be a 45-degree day at Mount Washington's summit, so bring warm clothing. The Auto Road climbs over 4600 feet in about 7.5 miles.

Watch out for the weather! The 231 MPH wind record set on Mount Washington in 1934 held steady until scientists verified a wind gust of 253 MPH in Australia in 1996.

The admission for a car and driver is $25, with nominal fees for additional passengers. Children under four are free. Pile in the car and change your point of view. Frequent visitors can inquire about a reduced rate.

 

Scheduled Events

  Women's Health Conference  (5/15)
  Speedway   (5/18)
  1st Republic, 14th Star   (5/19)
  Airplane Family & Live Dead 69   (5/19)
  Dueling Pianos   (5/19)
  The Art of Dining   (5/19 - 21)
  A Gershwin Cabaret   (5/19 - 21)
  Mersey Beatles   (5/20)
  David Crosby   (5/21)
  Paddle The Border   (5/21)
  Cocker Rocks   (5/25)
  Rusted Root   (5/26)
  Sky Blue Boys   (5/26)
  Nor'easters   (5/27)
  Redneck Poker Run   (5/27)
  Dixville Notch Music Festival   (5/27 & 28)
  27th Wildquack Duck Race   (5/28)
  Boston Stand-Up Comedy   (5/28)
  Jackson's Cake Boss   (5/28)
  Memorial Weekend Concert   (5/28)
  Robert Cray Band   (5/28)
  Springing Into Summer Fest   (5/28-6/18)
  Race for Reading 5K   (5/29)
  Drive in the '50s   (6/1)
  Fabulous Thunderbirds   (6/2)
  Jimmy Dunn   (6/2)
  One Night In The Valley   (6/2-4 & 9-11)
  Lupine Celebration Market   (6/3-4)
  Steven Hancoff   (6/4)
  'Tee It Up For Kids' Golf Tourney   (6/4)
  Rags, Blues, Folk and Jazz   (6/6)
  From Obscurity to Eminence   (6/7)
  Gaelic Storm   (6/9)
  Cohen Memorial Golf Tourny   (6/10)
  Pollyanna Glad Day   (6/10)
  Recycled Percussion   (6/10)
  Regional US12 Regatta   (6/10)
  Wooden Ships   (6/10)
  Murder Mystery Dinner Train  (6/10 & 17)
  Hayes Carll   (6/11)
  Side Walk Stroll   (6/17)
  Richard Thompson   (6/21)
  Michael Franti & Spearhead   (6/22)

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