The White Mountains are located in New Hampshire and offer many sightseeing opportunities, including the highest point: Mount Washington at 6,288 feet. The White Mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountains and cover about 25 percent of New Hampshire and part of western Maine. Before you drive your car on a long trip through the mountains, make sure you check all the fluids, tires, brakes and suspension.
Mount Washington features several campgrounds, both private and those provided by the United States Forest Service. Whether you prefer tenting it or traveling in an RV, you will find some of the best camping in the area. You can haul a small trailer behind your vehicle when you camp in a tent. This is one of the best ways to experience the White Mountains, as you can drive your car on the auto road or drive to many of the hiking trails in the area. You’ll find plenty to do and places to go with 43 state parks, seven recreational trails, 12 historic sites, four fishing piers and marinas, 39 islands and 14 natural areas to visit in New Hampshire.
Mount Washington Auto Road
Unlike many mountain parks and retreats, Mount Washington stays open during the winter months. Instead of driving the auto road, you can ride the snow coach on a tour of the road, which leads you into the heart of the mountain. It will take you right up to the treeline; and you’ll experience pristine snow and scenery like you have never seen before.
Winter visits to the area mean snow tubing and cross country skiing; and you can warm up at lunchtime at the Glen View Café or visit the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. To find the auto road, enter 1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, New Hampshire in your GPS.
The Cog Railway
The one thing you can’t miss when you visit Mount Washington is the Cog Railway. The Cog Railway was built in 1869 by Sylvester Marsh. The train climbs a three-mile long trestle – the steepest railroad tracks in North America. The train takes you to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast while you enjoy spectacular views. On a clear day, you can see New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Paul Sansone Jr.’s Automall 66
Make sure you bring you camera with you when you visit the White Mountains. When you get home, stop by Paul Sansone Jr.’s Automall 66 to show us some of the great sites you saw on your trip.