Mount Washington State Park, Mount Washington

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Mount Washington State Park is a 60.3-acre (24.4 ha) parcel perched on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Summer seasonal amenities include a cafeteria, restrooms, gift shops, the Mount Washington Observatory and its museum. The historic Tip Top House is located adjacent to the summit building and is open (small fee) to visitors from early May to early October. The park is accessible by the Mount Washington Auto Road, the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the Appalachian Trail, or numerous other hiking trails from surrounding trailheads including Pinkham Notch, Crawford Notch and the Cog Railway base station.

The land forming the park was originally given to Dartmouth College in 1951 by the estate of the owner of the Cog Railway. Dartmouth sold 59 acres (240,000 m2) to the State of New Hampshire in 1964 for use as a park and then sold the final 8 acres (32,000 m2) in 2008 for $2.1M, after a long-term broadcasting lease had expired. A small segment of the summit is still owned by the Cog Railway and used as the upper terminus of the railway.
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  • Complete rip-off. $45 for a car and then $20 per per person in the car, just to drive to the top of the mountain. Plenty of other entertaining and cheaper adventures in the area. They tried to... 
    Complete rip-off. $45 for a car and then $20 per per person in the car, just to drive to the top of the mountain. Plenty of other entertaining and cheaper adventures in the area. They tried to...  more »
  • Despite weather forecast of rain, wr drove up (in line, early) and didn’t find it daunting but very enjoyable…each early twist and turn slowly gave way to peeks of vistas through the tree line until.....  more
    Despite weather forecast of rain, wr drove up (in line, early) and didn’t find it daunting but very enjoyable…each early twist and turn slowly gave way to peeks of vistas through the tree line until.....  more »
  • Drive tour up MT. Washington Summit SPECTACULAR VIEWS!! Take warm clothes, gloves, hat, coat!! Winds gusting 60-70 mph !! Wind chill 27 degrees!! BRRRRRR!!!! Great gift shop, MUST SEE!!!! Loved... 
    Drive tour up MT. Washington Summit SPECTACULAR VIEWS!! Take warm clothes, gloves, hat, coat!! Winds gusting 60-70 mph !! Wind chill 27 degrees!! BRRRRRR!!!! Great gift shop, MUST SEE!!!! Loved...  more »

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