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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 #2 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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Craftsbury Common
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Van trip up Mt Washington toll road is the way to go- let everyone including the driver enjoy the views... the mountain top, observation deck, weather station were fascinating.

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Montréal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

No place on my bike for the sticker so here it is. I was lucky this morning, early, around 8am, there was no clouds at all. The perfect day to drive up. I had time to take all the pics I wanted before the clouds moved in around noon. I agree that if there is fog or clouds on top... More

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charlottetown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have been up Mount Washington before, so we know what to expect. When we arrived yesterday, we noticed some fog at the top and asked the attendant at the bottom how far we could get up the mountain before the fog prevented a view. He said the first 6 of 8 mikes were ok- based on this, we accepted-... More

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Rome, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have always wanted to get one of those "This car climbed Mt. Washington" bumper stickers, so we decided this was the trip to do it. We paid the $38 fee and we were given a little envelope to read as well as a CD. We read the envelope before starting as it has tips for making... More

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Montvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

When I climbed this road, it was a perfect August day. I went with my wife, son, nephew, and father in law. Halfway up, my father in law got nervous and wanted me to turn around. I told him no way and dropped everyone off at a pull off. Boy was I glad I did. The views were awesome! It... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Hi While I highly recommend the spectacular scenic views and for the adventure seekers the thrill, fear and challenge of the drive, there are few minor improvement which can be done given the huge toll they took. 1. Surface the gravel part of the road. And increase its width at few places. There is an accident waiting to happen. 2.... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Arrived early about 9am on Friday August 8th after checking the weather and were the second car at the gate at that time. Loved the experience of the drive and moving through the clouds. The weather exhibit was very interesting. When we came t the exit about noon there was a long line going in.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was a good adventure but I'm glad I won't do that again. I drove on the way up and dear me, I was full of anxiety at the skinny, winding road that looked like you'd drive off in to the clear blue and kill everyone in the car with you. We had a hybrid and did fine on the... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

"Oh please" is my response to those reviews that made the drive up sound scary or dangerous. It is neither. Just take your time, drive in low and pay attention. You'll be fine. There is plenty of room for up/down cars to pass without difficulty. We had a partly sunny day. Perhaps the best of both worlds. The views were... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A fantastic ride to the summit with great photo opportunities. Unfortunately we picked a cloudy day so views at the top were non existent. Drivers using the road all appeared very courteous.

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