Journey aboard the Cog Railway or travel along the Auto Road to the top of Mt. Washington to take in the most sublime views.
Mt. Washington Observatory
Located at the top of Mt. Washington, the Observatory is both a scientific and educational institution whose mission is to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. The Observatory can be reached by The Auto Road or riding The Cog. Known for it’s crazy weather, The Observatory recorded the highest wind gust of 231 mph, which remains a record for a surface station.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway
The Cog Railway is one of the world’s great railway adventures. The track runs up a three mile-long trestle with a maximum gradient of over 37%, making it the second-steepest mountain climbing train in the world and the only one entirely built on a trestle. Your train will carry you above the clouds to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast – Mt. Washington – where all of New England spreads out before you.
April & November: weekends only
May-Oct: daily (mid-end Oct may not run to top due to snow)
Mt. Washington Auto Road
A ride on the Mount Washington Auto Road is a ride unlike any other. With the ever-changing weather conditions on New England’ highest peak, no two trips are the same. Both self-drive and guided coach tours are available.
Early May to Mid October