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Mount Washington

Address: NH
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Ranked #49 of 364 Attractions in New Hampshire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking, Viewing foliage, Group tours/train
Owner description: Part of the White Mountains, this is the highest peak in the Northeast.
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking, Viewing foliage, Group tours/train
Owner description: Part of the White Mountains, this is the highest peak in the Northeast.
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
85 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on State Road 16, is a helpful way to start a hike up to Mount Washington. You can ask questions about the trails, find out about the weather, purchase last minute supplies and use the facilities. I learned that the Tuckerman Ravine Trail was unpassable because of snow. So I started up the Tuckerman Trail... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You can expect to see beautiful views of Mt. Washington from many miles away on a clear day. Very nice to visit during fall foliage season. Seasonally you may drive up the mountain in your car, take a train ride up the mountain, or ride up in a vehicle designed for winter weather. Expect it to be much colder on... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We drove to the top and couldn't help but make several stops on the way. The beauty the surrounds you is unimaginable. Watching the clouds roll over the White Mountains like a waterfall. It looks like a different planet at times. Such a unique experience.

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Cumberland Center, Maine, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's spring in New England-but still winter on Mt Washington! 2.5 hr hike to the bottom of Tuckerman's Ravine (3.1 miles-relatively intense walk/hike: you will sweat-especially carrying skis!) But once there-the skiing is like no other in the eastern USA. Steep and wide. Some people just hike up to watch the skiers (and ski crashes!). Timed correctly-you can ski from... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is a 4.2 miles hike, to the top, easy hike,but winer time it is must to have ice axe& crampons. The winter route to the lions head is steep, it could be very strong winds after that ( we had -22F &76 mph wind).

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I went with a few friends this fall, for a quick getaway. If you are looking for a classically simple and gorgeouscweekend getaway this place is certainly it. It looked just luke a magazine spread, in shades of orange and red. A perfect fall weekend, but in winter this place would be just gorgeous with snow. I highly recommend the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Last weekend visited to Mount Washington from Stamford to see the fall. I knew that I decided to see the fall a little late this year but still wanted to give a try. It was a 5 hours journey from Stamford, CT to Mount Washington, NH. The drive was excellent and we had a nice view of the fall by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Driving up the mountain is fun. With no guard rail and a narrow strip of road this one is not for weak hearted. But once you are up at the summit the views are gorgeous. But wait, go on a clear day otherwise all you will see is clouds. The weather can change anytime and it did change for us.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Be careful with the changes in weather, and don´t do it on a holiday weekend. I just came back from there, and the trails where really packed, if you want to see less people try with the Lion´s Head trail, instead of Tuckerman´s Ravine, and again, not on a holiday weekend. Beautiful views on the way to the summit.

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Algard, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We didn't hike because the weather was sort if crappy. So we took the Clog up and down. Nice ride. Remember to bring a sweather, it's cold up there. The clouds was low so we didn't see anything. But know that the view is breathtaking :)

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