Thursday, May 14, 2009

Open to the Summit this Weekend!

After a week of operations to the 4.5-mile point, the Mt. Washington Auto Road will open all the way to the summit on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00am. Guests can drive their own vehicles, and guided tours will be available.

In most seasons, the goal is to reach the summit by Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to the lack of consistent snow in March, the Road Crew was able to get the entire length of the Road cleared a week earlier than hoped. Guests may still find winter-like conditions near the summit, including snow and rime ice.

First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s oldest manmade attraction. At nearly 8 miles long, it stretches to the summit of Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, the highest peak in the Northeast

The Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Click here for the operating schedule.
Click here for rates.

Early season schedule:
May 16: Open to the summit, daily. 9:00am - 4:00pm, weather permitting, subject to change; Guided Tours begin.
Glen View Cafe and Gift Shop also open on May 16
May 23: Red Barn Museum opens for the season

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