Drive Mt. Washington Auto Road

Added by Hunter Webb

With 360° views auto across the largest mountain range that the Northeast has to offer and miles of well maintained and beautiful summit trails, its hard to see why anyone wouldn't want to take a trip up the Mount Washington Auto Road and experience one of the most unbelievable environments on the East Coast of the United States.

Starting at roughly 3,000ft above sea level the Mt. Washington Auto Road will take you up nearly eight miles of beautiful, scenic, and well maintained mountain auto roads to The Mount Washington Summit. The summit sits at 6,289 and offers stunning 360° views of New Hampshire's Presidential Range, and lakes region. Atop the summit sits the Mt. Washington Weather Station, the historic and world famous site of many record holding weather extremes! After visiting the Weather Station, take one of the many summit trails down to Lakes of The Clouds and enjoy and afternoon on the banks of several crystal clear mountain lakes and grab lunch in the nearby Appalachian Mountain Club Lodge. Overall the Mount Washington Auto Road provides the perfect activity for anyone looking to spend the day in one of the most beautiful locations that the Northeast has to offer. 

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Photography
Easy Parking
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Forest
Handicap Accessible
Scenic
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Automobiles do not belong on this mountain

Coolest And Tense Drive In The Northeast!!

This drive was incredible. A little scary for some in the car but awesome if you love mountain drives and views. A bit sketchy around some turns and very narrow. Make sure to follow their advice on driving and cooling your brakes. Saw a few drivers having difficulty awesome views of the mountains all around.

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