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Mount Washington Observatory


I hear it on the radio and I have to smile "this car climbed Mount Washington".  It brings back fond memories of being on a family vacation and taking the 8 mile climb up the Auto Road of Mount Washington and hoping on the way down that the brakes were in good condition!  But it never failed, as we returned to the bottom of the mountain without any problems.  Weather permitting, many families just opt to take the trip via the Cog Railway as it climbs directly to the summit on it 3.1 mile track.  There is something to be said for being known as home of the worst weather on earth, but it is a little intriguing and makes you want to experience it for yourself.  The view are lovely and we will make sure to only send you during the Summer and Fall months.   

Mount Washington has attracted visitors since 1642 and is the Northeast's highest peak.  It contains 59 acres and is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest.  On a clear day views extend beyond New Hampshire as far as 130 miles to Vermont, New York, Quebec, Massachusetts, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean.  Each year about 250,000 people visit the peak.  What are you waiting for?   


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