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Dramatic scenery, a state park, and a historic mountain cog railway over a century old—there's lots to see and do in Bretton Woods and neighboring Crawford Notch NH.



The Mount Washington Resort, with its centerpiece, the Mount Washington Hotel, is the prime draw to Bretton Woods, but there are other attractions as well.

Certainly the quaintest of them is the Mount Washington Cog Railway, a 3-1/2-mile (5.6-km) track along a steep trestle up the mountainside.

In operation since 1866, the 3-hour round-trip scenic excursion is a lot of fun—the most fun way to reach the 6288-foot (1917-meter) summit of Mount Washington, where the average summer temperature is 40°F (4°C), and there may be a stiff wind.

Crawford Notch, south down the valley along US Route 302 (map), offers beautiful mountain scenery, Crawford Notch State Park, and the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highlands Center at Crawford Notch, with lodging, dining and outdoor activities facilities.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Mt Washington Cog Railway locomotive
Mount Washington Cog Railway.


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