The beauty of the mountains and the thrill of ascending the Northeast’s highest peak are just as enchanting today as they were in 1869, when Sylvester Marsh opened the world’s first mountain-climbing railroad on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington.
Nearly 150 years later, the Mount Washington Cog Railway continues to provide a sense of adventure and history, as it carries passengers up a 3-mile-long trestle and the steepest railroad tracks in North America to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. There, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean.
Passengers may choose to ride The Cog in a car powered by a historic steam locomotive or the more modern and eco-friendly biodiesel engines. Whether examining the history and memorabilia of The Cog at the Marshfield Station, where the original Old Peppersass engine is on display, or exploring the fascinating weather and ecosystem of the mountain at the summit’s Mount Washington Observatory, visitors will find plenty to thrill and entertain at the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
During foliage season, the journey up Mount Washington is particularly spectacular. A palette of autumn colors in every direction will enchant visitors. The journey from the Inn to Marshfield Station is less than 60 minutes. Advance bookings are recommended during foliage season. For those who’d like a ‘sneak preview’ of the journey, just open the following brief You Tube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3H_Hg-L0ik
Book a Foliage Season getaway for you and your partner at the romantic Glynn House Inn. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of four pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House website www.glynnhouse.com/ for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.