A trip on Mt. Washington Auto Road is a one-of-a-kind experience offering ever-changing weather extremes, panoramic views and the opportunity to pass through four distinct climate zones as you climb to the highest peak in the Northeast. Make sure you bring a jacket or sweater as the conditions can change within minutes from warm to cold. The constantly changing weather adds to the allure and mystique of the famous peak, often allowing visitors to experience high winds and dramatic cloud formations. With an average grade of 12%, a single mile of hard-packed gravel road around mid-mountain, and above-tree line views beginning at 4,200 feet, this is truly one of the most spectacular drives in the Northeast!
Upon passing through the Toll House you will receive an envelope with a lot of very important information. Your famous “This car climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker-as well as an audio tour on CD and instructions on the best way to ascend the road. But wait…. you don’t have a CD player in your car? That’s ok. We’ve got you covered. You can borrow one from us so you can enjoy your very own tour guide!