The legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road, first opened in 1861, is America’s original man-made attraction. Witness the timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range as you journey to the highest peak in the Northeast when you drive yourself or take a comfortable guided tour to the summit of Mt. Washington. Enjoy panoramic views spanning distant mountains and experience the world-famous weather extremes Mt. Washington is known for. Find adventure along the 7.6 mile Auto Road with four distinct ecological zones to explore with stops, lookouts, and even short hikes. At the base, visit gift shops, the Red Barn Museum, walking and biking trails, and our award-winning full service bar and restaurant at the Glen House Hotel.