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Mount Washington Auto Road

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Address: 1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
Phone Number: 16034663988
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Since 1861, a spectacular, steep eight-mile scenic road that leads to the...

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.

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A drive up the auto road and back down is not for the nervous driver. Leave your keys at the bottom and take the train if you afraid of heights! beautiful drive with excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DGrN46
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Meriden, Connecticut
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Meriden, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A drive up the auto road and back down is not for the nervous driver. Leave your keys at the bottom and take the train if you afraid of heights! beautiful drive with excellent views. If you like to hike pas up the drive and hike up and take the Appalachian MT. Club van back down. Most drivers will point... More 

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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been up the Mount Washington Auto Road a few times on my motorcycle and it always gets the heart racing. The views are breathtaking and the roadway challenging.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picture it: Summer 1999. I'm 20 years old, afraid of nothing, and traveling with my family. My father decides on a whim that we should all drive up the mountain in my his 1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville. It's 85 degrees, I'm in shorts and a tank top. You do not know the full extent of your mortality until you drive... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The auto road is actually closed during the winter but you can take the snow coach to approximately the 4,000 ft. level of the mountain. Well worth the trip especially on a good day. Great views of the Presidential Range and surrounding area.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We were told at the bottom conditions were okay. We and another couple on motorcycles were advised conditions could change. Speed limit is 15mph, No sooner did we get started than we got behind a car afraid to do more than 10mph, Then it started to rain, stopped and put on rain gear. Further up it got very foggy ,... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My cousins' took us for a drive showing us the sights of New Hampshire. We were awe struck. My husband is from Australia and enjoyed the drive as well.

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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is by far the most exciting and adventurous motorcycle road in the northeast. I try to make it here at least once a year and have driven it in the spring, summer and fall. The key to making it the most fun is to give the group in front of you plenty of time for a head start or... More 

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited on June 14, 2015 while on a roadtrip from PA. Being from PA and never being out west, this is the largest mountain I've encountered. They drive up is pretty nerve racking but worth it once you get to the top. The views are phenomenal! We spent a while at the top taking pictures and just taking in... More 

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rochester, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We went up in the car....when we got to the top we had a nice lunch. Simple lunch items pizza and hot dogs, chips ect. Visit the museum down stairs it's free and well worth it. On the way down we found a quick hike on a trail that is ment to be for beginners. Just ask at the desk... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

You must drive up the mountain...it's awesome! We went on Columbus Day and the weather was unbelievably beautiful! We thought it was going to be freezing up top but was rather nice. Definitely recommend driving up.

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