"Mount Washington, New Hampshire" Glen House by Geoff_Wright

Glen House Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 20 photos

White Mountain National Forest

Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S, attains an elevation of 6,288 feet above mean sea level,. It is located in Sargents Purchase in southern Coös County, New Hampshire, at the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. The 52-acre Mount Washington State Park surrounds the summit, where visitors will find a multitude of old and modern buildings, once known as the 'City Among the Clouds'. Also located on the summit is the Mount Washington Observatory, where, on April 12th, 1934, the world's highest wind speed of 231 miles per hour was recorded.

Access to the Summit of Mount Washington is gained by way of a private road, and the toll fee is quite hefty at $25 (see tips) for driver and one passenger. Glen House is on Route 16, between Gorham to the North, and Conway to the South.

  • Last visit to Glen House: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 23, 2004
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  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2007 at 4:54 AM

    Love the mountains, would love to drive up to Mt.Washington

  • WheninRome's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    Thanks for the New Hampshire tips. I am planning a trip this summer to hike up Mt. Washington and enjoyed your tips.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 2:10 PM

    Useful tips for my visit to this mountain next week.


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