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Cog Railway Ride Up Mount Washington


A great Fall foliage getaway at the Old Field House Inn is not complete without a ride to the top of Mount Washington on the Cog Railway.  The builder of the Cog Railway wanted to develop a safe and easy method to ascend to the top of Mount Washington.  He submitted his proposals and everyone thought he was crazy.   However, they approved his proposal and the Cog Railway took three years to build.  It was completed in 1865 and it was an immediate success.

The journey begins at Marshfield Base Station, which is located 2700 feet above sea level.   The ride covers 2.8 miles and the scenic views are breath taking.  Once at the top of Mount Washington views extend to the Atlantic Ocean on clear days.  Also, enjoy a visit to the Observatory Museum and the historic Tiptop House before the trip down the mountain.

What a wonderful way to spend any time of the year, especially during Fall foliage.  We consider this a “must do” for any visit to New England.  The round trip takes approximately three hours and tickets can be purchased on-line and children under 3 ride for free!


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