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The Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods

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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. Put The Mount Washington Cog Railway at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bretton Woods travel route planning site.
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  • I was looking forward to seeing the cog railway for a long time. I hiked up to the summit and decided I wanted to take the train down. It was well worth the money to take the ride down. The... 
    I was looking forward to seeing the cog railway for a long time. I hiked up to the summit and decided I wanted to take the train down. It was well worth the money to take the ride down. The...  more »
  • I've wanted to do this ride for a long time and it didn't disappoint! Years ago a buddy and I hiked from Mizpah Hut, over Mt Washington and on to Madison Spring Hut. Hiking under it on the... 
    I've wanted to do this ride for a long time and it didn't disappoint! Years ago a buddy and I hiked from Mizpah Hut, over Mt Washington and on to Madison Spring Hut. Hiking under it on the...  more »
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  • This is a must do if you are visiting the Mt. Washington area. It is well worth the price and a much more enjoyable ride than the van. The views are amazing. It is a comfortable ride with a guide who can point out the amazing features. The train has a rich historical story that train fans and history buffs will love. Once at the summit you have about an hour to explore. You get free admission to the museum. I highly recommend this ride for all ages!
  • Loved our cog railroad ride. It was much more educational and exciting than I expected. Just a super cool and unique experience. They aren't kidding that Mount Washington has "the worst weather in the world". At the summit it was 35 degrees with zero visibility in mid August! But we didn't care bc there was hot chocolate, a great little museum, and a post office where you can send a postcard from elev. 6288. Highly recommend this!

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