The Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods

(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
The world's first mountain-climbing cog railway, The Mount Washington Cog Railway transports you to the top of Mount Washington for views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Canada as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Choose between an old-fashioned coach powered by steam engine, or a modern, more environmentally friendly biodiesel option to take you to the summit at 1,916 m (6,288 ft). You'll have about an hour at the top of the highest peak in the Northeast, giving you a chance to explore the visitor center and Mount Washington Observatory's Weather Museum. Plan to visit The Mount Washington Cog Railway and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bretton Woods attractions using our Bretton Woods trip generator.
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  • If you need a getaway, the White Mountains provide a great refuge. The Cog Railway was a fun experience that provided great views and peace. Definitely worth it.  more »
  • The Cog Railway Train climbs up the steep mountain. Nice way to start a review you will see why. Another 50-State Quest done in August again not in ((2016 but in 1995)). This year was the 6 New Englan...  more »
  • As a native New Hampshirite, I've seen the little train go up and down Mount Washington hundreds of times, and a friend and I finally got on the darn thing. It was great! It helped that it was a sunny...  more »