An exclusive opportunity to see the Mt. Washington Auto Road in spring during our road clearing process.
Driving the Auto Road is about a new experience at every turn, even if you’ve already driven it several times. Weather, foliage, views … they’re always changing and keep the trip exciting. Drive yourself and earn the famous “This Car Climbed Mount Washington” bumper sticker!
Mt. Washington Gift Shops
We have four Gift Shops on our property. In the Base Lodge, visit the Gift Shop on the main level and the Great Glen Outfitters Shop on the First Floor (lower level). At the base of the Auto Road, you’ll find the Hideaway Country Store, and when you get to the top, visit our Summit Shop.
Our base lodge gift shop has something for everyone, with local NH made items, stuffed animals, posters, books, snacks, clothing and much more for the Mt. Washington Auto Road enthusiast or to remember your trip forever.
Also in our Base Lodge, on the first floor, is the Great Glen Outfitters Shop. If you’d like to get a little more techy with your purchase don’t miss this stop. Footwear, quick wicking shirts, winter hats and winter jackets are just some of the options at the outfitters shop. Grab a Clif Bar, Vitamin Water and a fun summer pack for your days spent around Mt Washington.
The Hideaway Country Store is just beyond the Mt. Washington Auto Road Toll House. A quaint shop with restrooms, a gas station, picnic area and a slightly smaller selection of Auto Road goodies, snacks and gifts. We also sell gas in case you are starting to get low!
At more than a mile above sea level sits our summit gift shop! Just follow the staircase from the parking lots and the building will greet you at the top. It’s the smallest of the three gift shops but still has some excellent products and a breathtaking view.
The largest annual fundraiser for the Mount Washington Observatory is proudly hosted at the base of Mt. Washington Auto Road. All outdoor enthusiasts are invited to raise funds, set goals, and earn gear!
This day honors his spirit and the spirit of all the unique ascents: camels, Segways and even the odd pogo sticks that have been the first up the mountain. We invite you to dream up a “first ascent” and submit your idea!
- Saturday May 25, 2024
- 6:00 AM
There’s only one hill! This historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from around the globe to make the grueling climb to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
- Saturday June 15, 2024 9:00 AM
- 9:00 AM
Join us for the best bike race and party of the summer. Register as a solo competitor or a team of two, four, or five on the 8.8 mile course throughout the Wonderland of Great Glen Trails.
The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb benefits Tin Mountain Conservation Center, which provides educational programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment.