Mount Washington State Park
1598 Mt Washington Auto Road
Sargent's Purchase, NH
State Park: Birding, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk
A 59-acre parcel perched on the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak, is surrounded by the extensive 750,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. On a clear day, views from the 6,288-foot summit extend beyond New Hampshire as far as 130 miles to Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, and the Atlantic Ocean. A modern summit building houses a cafeteria, restrooms, gift shops, the Mount Washington Observatory and its museum. NOTE: The park is closed from November – April. Hikers should note: there are no public buildings open, no shelter, no food/water, no rides down. Hikers should be prepared to hike back down. Also note: daylight is short, trails are slippery with ice and snow and the mountain should not be attempted by novice hikers this time of year.