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Bretton Woods Announces Future Enhancements

 Omni Mount Washington Resort is pleased to confirm that work has commenced on an exciting enhancement to our B-Chair Double Chair Lift and the Latitude 44 restaurant. We will be replacing the existing lift with a new, state of the art eight passenger gondola, which will run year-round, as well as a 10,000 square foot mountain side restaurant. Both will offer unprecedented alpine views of the highest mountain range in the northeast. This project represents a major investment in the Bretton Woods ski area, New Hampshire’s largest, and will be a highly anticipated new amenity for Omni guests and day visitors alike.

We look forward to sharing more details in an official announcement in the new year, in advance of the gondola’s 2018 – 2019 ski season debut and the mountain-side restaurant’s summer 2019 opening.

For more information, please call 603-278-3304.

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Bring the kids to visit with Winnie the Pooh at Storyland this weekend

Winnie the Pooh will be at Story Land all weekend long! Make sure to stop by between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to say hello and get your picture taken!

This is the last weekend of fun at Story Land as they close for the season!

 

Beat the heat aboard the Cog Railway

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.

 The Mount Washington Cog Railway Once More Offering Summit Photo Tour

 

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is open for its 146th season of bringing visitors to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak.  Once again this year, the Cog is offering the popular Summit Photo Tour.

The Summit Photo Tour will be offered on Monday, July 13 and again on Sunday September 13, and will be lead by professional photographer George Mitchell. It will focus on the summit and surrounding vantage points from Mount Washington as a subject. Students will also get a chance to shoot the passing trains, panoramic views and unique characteristics of the weather of the Presidential range.

The tour is a day long venture consisting of a two hour round trip train ride to the summit and back down, with four hours to spend at the top walking to various points around the mountaintop. There will be time to enjoy lunch and activities as well as  the new Extreme Mount Washington exhibit at the Sherman Adams Summit Building.

Limited space is available. Summit Photo Tours are $165 per person. Tours include train ride, one-on-one instruction and boxed lunch. Tour will depart on the 10:30 am train and return to the Base by 5:30 pm. Participants are asked to arrive 1 hour prior to departure for an introductory session in the lobby. Please book in advance by calling 603.278.2255 or 603.278.5404. Details and times for all events can be found online at thecog.com.  The Mount Washington Cog Railway is located on Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH, 6 miles from Rt. 302 and historic Bretton Woods, NH.

Mount Washington Observatory and the mount washington auto road team up to offer educational day trips  

The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory is extending its educational offerings to include Summit Day Trips in partnership with the Mount Washington Auto Road.

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Guests will board an Auto Road van for an educational tour up the Auto Road accompanied by Mount Washington Observatory staff member. Once on the summit this unique program will include a tour of the famous mountaintop weather station, a trip to the summit tower (weather permitting), an educational program presented by an Observatory meteorologist and a visit to the Extreme Mount Washington museum, followed by lunch in the Observatory’s living quarters.  Upon the return to the base of the mountain participants will have access to Great Glen Trails and may visit the Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum.

“We are excited to partner with the Auto Road on this brand new program. It’s an opportunity for visitors to get a much more detailed look and understanding of the life and work that takes place on Mount Washington,” said Observatory Director of Education, Michelle Cruz. “Guests are always intrigued and impressed by the work that takes place at the summit, year round.”

The program is being offered on select dates running June through September. Trips are scheduled to depart from the base of the Auto Road at 8:00am and return by 1:30pm.  Space is limited to nine guests per trip.  A ticket for a member of the Mount Washington Observatory is  $115 and $145 for a non-member. Registration is available online at mountwashington.org.  For more information please contact Michelle Cruz at (603)356-2137 x 225.

In the summer months the Mount Washington Observatory provides additional educational offerings including workshops, a free Science in the Mountains lecture series, and daily “Live from the Rockpile” call-ins to the summit observers from the Weather Discovery Center.

Guests can also explore the world of weather at the Mount Washington Observatory’s two museums – The Weather Discovery Center located in North Conway and Extreme Mount Washington located on the summit of Mount Washington in the Sherman Adams State Park building.

For more information on the Mount Washington Observatory educational programs visit MountWashington.org or call (603) 356-2137, ext. 225.

About Mount Washington Observatory

Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.

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Mt. Washington Auto Road Opens to Treeline for 154th Season

 

   

The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open for its 154th season on Saturday, May 2 at 9:00am for guests to drive their own vehicles to treeline at 4,200 feet. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks and offers a true taste of the Mt. Washington experience.

Despite near record snowfall and colder than average temperatures this winter and spring, the Road crew has moved swiftly from the base of the Road to the 6-mile point removing ice and snow drifts of over 20 feet in places. Because of these snow levels, operations to the summit are not yet possible. Updates as well as photos and video showing the intricate process of clearing the Auto Road are available at  www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com.

The May 2nd opening is the earliest the Auto Road has opened, even to treeline, in 10 years. “Lead by 40-year veteran Road Foreman, John Gardner, along with the rest of a very experienced road crew, we’ve been moving quickly in spite of the snow depths and cold spring weather,” said Howie Wemyss, General Manager. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this Mt Washington experience so early in the season.”

As recently as fifty years ago, it was considered a success if the Mt. Washington Auto Road was open to the summit by Independence Day, but weather permitting, the Mt. Washington Auto Road hopes to open to the summit before Memorial Day weekend. Guided tours will also be offered at that time.

Early season pricing, in effect until Auto Road opens to the summit, is set at $28 for car and driver while passengers are free. Season passes are available for $150 per person and valid through the 2015 season during regular operating hours and allows access for the vehicle and all occupants.

First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is the first and oldest man-made attraction in America. At nearly 8 miles long, it stretches to the summit of Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, the highest peak in the Northeast.

The Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open daily during this early season from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. For the latest updates on Road conditions and the operating schedule, visit http://www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com or call 603.446.3988.

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Clearing the Auto Road above treeline
The view from treeline

 

The Auto Road will be open to 4.5 miles to a turnaround point above treeline at 4,200 feet, which currently offers vistas of the snow-covered peaks and offers a true taste of the Mt. Washington experience.
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Join the Premier of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway Documentary

Enjoy an evening with New Hampshire Public TV, The Mount Washington Cog Railway and the Mount Washington Observatory for an evening celebrating the heritage of these historic attractions. Special lodging rates at the Omni Mount Washington are also available.

Climbing to the Clouds Screening Gala

Mount Washington Cog Railway Opening Saturday, April 25 for 2015 Season

The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 146th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak on Saturday, April 25.

This year, the Cog will once again be offering the popular events and special tours including the AMC Nature Train Tour, Observatory Tours, Photo Workshop Tours, annual Railfans’ Day and the Holiday Family Festival. Look for more details on all events online at http://www.thecog.com. 

As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the summit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum created by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit located in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center.

Throughout the season, there are special trains and discounts for our guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days.  Beginning June 22, everyone saves with $13 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September (excluding Holiday periods).  The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online.

Old Peppersass, the train that built the Cog Railway, so nicknamed for its pepper-sauce bottle shape, is on displayat the Marshfield Base Station. This special train will be making an appearance at the League of NH Craftsman Festival this summer, being held at Mount Sunapee Resort, August 1- 9. Visitors can learn about the story of Peppersass and The Cog when visiting The Cog Railway Museum, located on the lower level of the Base Station.

Tickets for Cog Railway excursions can now be purchased online at http://www.TheCog.com. Due to the popularity of the rides, buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended. The Cog will be running weekends only until Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the schedule online for train departure times.

The Cog is located at Marshfield Base Station on Base Road, Mount Washington, NH just 6 miles off route 302 near Historic Bretton Woods, NH. For more information and the daily train schedule, visit http://www.thecog.com or contact The Cog at 1-800-922-8825 or in New Hampshire at 603-278-5404.

May events at Remick Farm

Here’s what’s coming up in May at Remick Museum & Farm!

Plants of Field & Forest Series: Outdoor Walks, Fridays: May 1, 15 & 29, 10–11 a.m.  Led by Carol Felice, Herbalist/Museum Educator at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Learn to recognize useful, interesting, edible or medicinal plants on the Remick properties. Join in one or multiple walks. Each succeeding walk will teach participants to recognize plants as they change through their lifecycle and add new plants to their repertoire. Dress for the day’s weather and varied terrain; walks will be fun and casual attitude but feel free to bring a small notebook or camera to help your memory. Walks included with $5 Museum admission and will run through October. 603-323-7591.

Remick Museum & Farm Homeschool Class: Wild Edibles/Plant Medicine (Outdoor Class). Monday, May 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Remick offers seasonally-based classes for homeschool students (ages 6–12) the third Monday of each month during the school year. Discovery through the senses, combined with hands-on activities and discussion, encourages deeper understanding of each themed class. $5/participant. Students must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, not left unattended. No charge for chaperones unless participating in the class project. Pre-register for May 18 class by Monday, May 11; no walk-ins. Tamworth Village. 603-323-7591.

Captain Enoch Remick House Guided Tour, Saturdays: May 23 & 30, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Part of Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, this stately house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its influence on the town of Tamworth, NH, and for its significant architectural qualities. Highlights include 19th-century murals attributed to the American painter John Avery, the original medical office and medicine room used by two country doctors, plus a host of antique furnishings and exhibits showcasing New England architecture, foodways, medical history and textiles. Tour begins promptly. Included with $5 Museum admission; please check in at the Museum Center. 603-323-7591.

A Blue Star Museum: Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm. Memorial Day–Labor Day (May 25–September 7, 2015) Remick offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve. The Blue Star Museums effort is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. Tamworth Village. 603-323-7591.

Small Farmers Club: Get to Know Pigs. Friday, May 29, 10–11 a.m. A monthly, farm-fun hour for young children at Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. Interaction with the featured animal and an activity to complement learning. $5/child, ages 2–6. Parents/guardians must accompany child/children for duration of activity. Dress to spend time outdoors. No pre-registration required. 603-323-7591.

 

Christmas in the Mt. Washington Valley, NH

Plan Your Christmas in the Mt. Washington Valley, with these helpful hints!

Events

Dining

  • December 18 from 5:30-9pm.  Locals Holiday Party Snowvillage Inn  Four course dinner for $30.  Reservations requested at 603-447-2818
  • December 24 Snowvillage Inn Christmas Eve Dinner.  See the menu here!
  • December 25 Mountain View Grand Hotel will be having a Christmas Breakfast Buffet from 7am to 12pm. Ages 13 and older will be $15, ages 6 – 12 will be $8 and children 5 and under dine free.
  • Stonehurst Manor – Plan your Christmas Party for 6 or more at $23 pp for 3-course dinner including tax and gratuity.
  • December 25 Stonehurst Manor Christmas Day Holiday Dinner Menu will be served from 4 – 8 pm.

Santa Rides up Mount Washington on the Cog Railway Snow Train

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is inviting Santa Claus to ride the snow train up Mount Washington as part of a festive Family Holiday Weekend, happening November 28-30.

The Cog will be offering three Snow Train trips with Santa, Friday through Sunday, at 10:30 am, 12 Noon and 1:30 pm. The halfway round trip up the mountain to Kro-flite Kamp takes approximately one hour. Passengers can get off the train at this half-way point and take photos of the train and views with Santa.

Santa will have a special gift for every child on the trip, and on return to Marshfield Base Station, visitors can enjoy complimentary cookies, hot cocoa and mulled cider, gather by the fireplace and join in family fun activities such as “Pin the Nose on The Snowman”, a reading of “The Little Engine That Could” and Cog trivia with prizes.

The Railway’s gift shop will be open for some great unique gift ideas and the station restaurant, Catalano’s, will be open serving breakfast and lunch, hot soups, pizza and snacks.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is located on Base Road, Marshfield Station, NH, just 6 miles from Bretton Woods and Route 302. Tickets for halfway trips are $37 for adults and $29 for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 ride free on an adults lap. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for Santa trains and all trains running weekends in November. Tickets can be purchased online at thecog.com, at 603.278.5404 or directly at Marshfield Base Station.

Mt. Washington Auto Road Closes for Summer, Prepares for Winter Tours

Modernized Mt. Washington SnowCoaches to begin tours in December

The Mt. Washington Auto Road ended its 153rd season of summer operation and is now closed for the summer season for all traffic and guided tours, but will reopen in December for winter tours to 4,200 feet.

First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s original man-made attraction. Located on Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, just north of the Mount Washington Valley and minutes south of Gorham, the Auto Road has a long and winding history, much like its 7.6 mile trip up to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.

Winter operations are scheduled to begin in December for winter tours aboard modernized Mt. Washington SnowCoaches. The Mt. Washington SnowCoaches are one-of-a-kind, all-wheel drive vehicles with unique 4-track systems allowing the ability to climb the Auto Road with as many as 9 passengers all the way to treeline, or 4,200 feet, on the northern flank of Mt. Washington. Additional information and sneak previews to be released late this fall.

For more information about the Mt. Washington Auto Road or winter tours aboard the Mt. Washington SnowCoach, call 603.466.3988 or visit http://www.MtWashingtonAutoRoad.com.

For more information, visit http://www.MtWashingtonAutoRoad.com or call 603-466-3988.