On a clear day, views from Mount Washington's 6,288-foot summit extend beyond New Hampshire as far as 130 miles to Vermont, New York, Quebec, Massachusetts, Maine, and the Atlantic Ocean. A modern summit building houses a cafeteria, restrooms, gift shops, and the Mt. Washington Observatory and its museum.

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Active and Adventure Review of Mount Washington Summit and Observatory

Away Travel Expert: Karen Berger
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ActiveExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Walking
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • If you venture more than a few steps away from the summit house, be sure you have adequate foot gear and foul weather gear. The exhibit inside about the deaths on the mountain tells you why.
  • The weather station tells the story of the mountain with the "worst weather in the world."

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