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Mount Washington State Park is a 60.3-acre (24.4 ha) parcel perched on the summit of Mount Washington, 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.Plan to visit Mount Washington State Park during your Mount Washington vacation using our convenient Mount Washington sightseeing planner.
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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Just plain AWESOME!!! A small price to pay, $55, for 90 minutes of adventure. Our tour guide, Hans, was very professional, knowledgeable and fun! I live nearby and will definitely be doing this again! more »
1. Dress warm – even very warm!!! 2. Check the weather before going 3. Make sure you have an awesome fearless driver in hand! We were 2 adults and thought about taking the cog railway – but we... more »
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