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The Road to the Sky
(Closed to the public until the middle of May) The most spectacular eight miles of driving in New Hampshire can be found in only one place-on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. This amazing ride to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak will reveal views that have to be seen to be believed—ridgeline after ridgeline, in an ever changing show of light, clouds and colors. The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range is yours to enjoy when you drive your own car or take a comfortable, guided tour.
Again this year – ALL guided tours are two hours in length giving you a full hour on top to explore the summit buildings and environment. Best of all, your entertaining guide will share the legends, history and ecology of this remarkable landscape in a way that will make it all come alive. This ride will leave you with breathtaking memories (and pictures) that will be enjoyed for a lifetime!
Your ticket up the Auto Road, whether by guided tour or in your own car includes free admission to the brand new Mount Washington Observatory summit experience called “Extreme Mount Washington“! More details coming later on this exciting new addition to your summit visit!
Continue your day of family fun and adventure right here at the base of the Auto Road at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. Enjoy biking, walking or running along carriage roads, or experience the rivers and lakes from the seat of a canoe or kayak!
Whether you visit Mt. Washington during the summer season or take in the Northeast’s highest peak during the winter months, you will be front row center in one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular theaters. This remarkable environment puts on a one of a kind show each and every day—the bluest skies imaginable with views that never end, or the shifting light and textures of a weather event are all equally compelling for those who love the outdoors. In the winter you can take it all in from the comfortable SnowCoach, while your guide shares fascinating facts and legends that have contributed to Mt. Washington’s fabled past. Make your own family history with a journey up the greatest White Mountain!