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Mount Washington Auto Road

Rte 16, Pinkham Notch, PO Box 278, Gorham, NH 03581
603 466 3988
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Gorham
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Since 1861, a spectacular, steep eight-mile scenic road that leads to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Drive yourself... more » Owner description: Since 1861, a spectacular, steep eight-mile scenic road that leads to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Drive yourself or take a 2 hour guided tour in company vans. Mt. Washington State Park and the Mt Washington Observatory are at the summit. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have done the auto road thrice so far and this time with my family. They enjoyed it. The views from the top are beautiful. Don't miss taking picture from the summit. It can be windy at times and cold. Make sure you dress accordingly. Take jackets definitely and gloves if you can. Food is available at the top. Make... More

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Chateauguay, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We wanted to drive up the mountain but discovered that our F250 was too big to go up so we decided to take the guided tour. It takes about 30 minutes to go up the mountain and we got to spend an hour at the top.Don't forget to bring a sweater, it is alot cooler on top. It is a... More

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North Attleboro, MA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We never did this trip up the mountain in the past because we thought it would be a boring drive...blah, blah, blah. We decided to do it this time to waste some time until it stopped raining. You get a CD to listen to on the way up. The road was horrendous. We have a large SUV which is very... More

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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This ride all the way to the top of mount Washington is an awesome journey. This was my first time on mount washington and I wanted to hike all the way up, but we drove because of time constraint. But I guess I was not at all disappointed by the drive, as we had wide open views of the Appalachian... More

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Plantsville, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great drive up and down in a Jeep Commander. No problems. Unbelievable views! We stopped many times on the way down to cool our brakes and for the views! Road was not scary at all! Excellent condition with room for two cars to pass. Just take it slow and enjoy!! The concession stand at the top only... More

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I always thought people were stupid for driving up an auto road when they had two legs and could hike. However, it was a great time killer for the afternoon and it definitely brought some excitement to the trip. The long, winding, narrow roads are not for the faint of heart. The view was 40 miles when we were there,... More

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Bolton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The excursion was just amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. The museum at the start of the trip was so interesting that it should not be missed.

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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I was a little nervous in some spots going up and down (down is def scarier!) but we had a great, warm and clear day and you could see for miles!! Scary or not we will do it again!

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Put it in 1st and stay in 1st!! Or low-gear!! All the way up and all the way down. I LOVED this 8 mile steep road. It's not terrifying at all. It's amazing! No ones going over 10mph anyway. Maybe 15. There are so many places to pull over and scream.. YEA GOD!! The road goes into a dirt road... More

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Griswold, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We drove up the mountain. A little hairy, but well worth it. The views are spectacular. The weather was wonderful, in the lower 50's. We did change into long pants and a sweatshirt and sweater, but it wasn't chilly at all. Lots of hikers.

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