Looking for a way to beat the heat this week as temps jump into the 90s? In addition to status as the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world, The Mount Washington Cog Railway stands as the only alpine train ride east of the Rockies! Located on the tallest peak in the Northeast, The Cog experience combines summer travel’s two key mandates: It’s refreshing and a great deal.
Outfitted with a fleet of both eco-friendly biodiesel and historic steam locomotives, The Cog offers a variety of times so family and friends can enjoy the breezy, three-hour round-trip above tree line where the 360-degree view is spectacular (some days you may literally be above the clouds) and the air bracing enough to require a sweater.
Visitors seeking an escape from this week’s heat wave spend nearly an hour in the invigorating atmosphere at the 6,288-foot destination. Tickets ensure free admission to the summit’s historic Tip Top House and the Observatory’s new “Extreme Mount Washington” exhibit, which, among other fascinating weather-related tasks, charts the daily mercury. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 72°F in 2003.
At the Base Station, complimentary admission to The Cog Railway Museum reveals the groundbreaking rail technology engineered by Sylvester Marsh during the height of the Industrial Revolution. Here, visitors can also get a sneak peek of the Cog’s new documentary, “Climbing to the Clouds”.
Savvy planners can save a cool $13 on The Cog’s “Afternoon Special”. This attractive pricing applies to the last train of the day, restrictions apply.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For a detailed schedule and to purchase tickets online, visit: www.thecog.com or call: 603-278-5404.
Summer at The Cog is all about cool comfort, fun and easy access. The Mount Washington Cog Railway is located at Base Station Road in Marshfield Station, NH, six miles from Rte. 302 and Bretton Woods.