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 very reasonably-priced cafeteria where visitors can grab a meal or 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 $29 (2017), 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 and guided tours are available.

 

Scheduled Events

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  The Little Mermaid   (7/10 - 8/6)
  The Foreigner   (7/11-30)
  We Have Always Lived...   (7/12-21)
  Always... Patsy Cline   (7/14 - 8/30)
  The Bel Airs   (7/19)
  Family Discovery Walk   (7/19)
  Fugitive Pieces   (7/19)
  Pete Kilpatrick   (7/19)
  Beauty & the Beast   (7/19 - 8/4)
  Torme Sings Torme   (7/20)
  Tom Papa   (7/20)
  Day Out With Thomas   (7/20-22)
  Seek the Peak   (7/20 & 21)
  Loon Festival   (7/21)
  Studio Two   (7/21)
  Circus Smirkus   (7/21 & 22)
  Mountain Bike Megabowl  (7/21 & 22)
  Albannach   (7/22)
  Bob Amos...   (7/22)
  Benefit Golf Tournament   (7/22)
  UVCB,   (7/23)
  Chicago   (7/23 - 8/31)
  Chanticleer   (7/24)
  Detour   (7/24)
  Tim & Dave Show  [.pdf]  (7/24)
  Peter Lawlor   (7/25)
  Colonial Meetinghouses   (7/25)
  Griff O'Brien   (7/25)
  Annie & the Orphans   (7/26)
  Annual Fundraiser   (7/26)
  The Hunts   (7/26)
  Dearly Beloveds  (7/26-29)
  Ossipee Valley Music Fest  (7/26-29)
  Laughing Stock   (7/26 - 8/4)
  Sounds in the Sanctuary   (7/27)
  Dustbowl Revival   (7/28)
  Hebron Church Fair   (7/28)
  ADAAWE   (7/29)
  Back Shed String Band   (7/29)
  The Moonlighters,   (7/30)
  East Bay Jazz  [.pdf]  (7/31)
  The Dean Machine   (7/31)
  Our Town   (7/31 - 8/29)
  Barnyard Incident   (8/1)
  Ingrid Husemoller   (8/1)
  Hester Street   (8/2)
  Rob Curto's Forro For All   (8/2)
  August, Osage County   (8/2-18)
  Ranky Tanky   (8/3)
  SitS: Anderson Jazz Trio   (8/3)
  Jericho ATV Festival   (8/3,4)
  The Hairy Man  (8/3,4)
  Freedom Old Home Week   (8/3-12)
  Love's Labor's Lost   (8/3-12)
  Tales of Hoffmann   (8/3-12)
  Blueberry Fest  (8/4)
  Krisanthi Sings  (8/4)
  Tanglewood Marionettes   (8/4)
  Top Notch Triathlon   (8/4)
  August First   (8/5)
  Touch-a-Truck   (8/5)
  Barber of Seville   (8/5-14)
  Lyme Town Band,   (8/6)
  Railroad's 44th Birthday   (8/6)
  Jose Duddy & BBQ   (8/7)
  Mo' Combo  [.pdf]  (8/7)
  Back Shed String Band   (8/8)
  Matt O'Dell   (8/8)
  66th Annual Penny Sale   (8/9)
  Acoustic Radio   (8/9)
  Ladysmith Black Mambazo   (8/9)
  And Then There Were None   (8/9-18)
  Seussical   (8/9-25)
  Spamalot   (8/9-27)
  The Doo Wop Project   (8/10)
  SitS: Borowsky Trio   (8/10)

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