Mt Washington Auto Road Events & Discount 2017

The Mt Washington Auto Road is beginning its 156th season for guests to drive their own vehicles to the tree line at 4,200. The 4.5 mile drive to treeline provides stunning vistas of the northern Presidentials and Great Gulf Wilderness offering a true taste of the Mount Washington experience, and as usual, lots of events for 2017 have been planned on the Mt Washington Auto-Road and Great Glen Trails. We are joining the celebration by offering special discounts to those participating and staying with us. These discounts apply as well for ANY events organized by the Mt Washington Observatory.

Special Discount!
Get 10% off a 1 night stay, and 15% off a two-night stay!

In addition, any guest staying with us can get FREE vouchers giving them these summer benefits:

  • FREE use of the Great Glen Trails system for biking, running or walking,
  • 50% discount on bike rental packages at Great Glen Trails (4 hour minimum),
  • Discounted guided tour tickets ($25 Adult/Senior , $10 kids age 5-12)
  • (1) Adult Passenger FREE with a paid “Drive Yourself” toll at the Mt Washington Auto-Road ($8 savings!)

Don’t forget to mention your participation to any of these events upon reservation to get your discount!


Mt Washington Auto Road 2017 Events

May 28, June 3, 6, 8, 16, 2017Bicknell’s Thrush Tours
Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare species with very limited breeding grounds. It is the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent.

Bicknell's Thrush Mt Washington NH

June 12 & 15, 2017 : Ride to The Sky
If you thought Laconia Bike Week was entertaining, wait until you ride the Mt. Washington Auto Road. A ride up Mt. Washington is a one of-a-kind experience. Every time. Encounter ever changing weather, panoramic views and four climate zones as you climb the highest point in the Northeast. You’ve seen the bumper stickers. Now, discover what all the fuss is about this event.

Ride to the Sky event on the Mt Washington Auto Road

June 17, 2017 : Northeast Delta Dental Mt Washington Road Race
A footrace to the summit of Mt. Washington! Runners from around the globe come to the Mt. Washington Auto Road to take on the fabled climb. Auto Road closed to the public until 1:30pm. 

Mt Washington Delta dental road race

June 17, 2017: Minis on Top
200+ Mini Coopers from around the world enjoy an evening tour and barbecue on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. You can bring your car group or club here too!

Mt Washington Auto Road minis on top

June 25, July 30 & August 27, 2017: Sunrise Drives
The Auto Road opens at 3:30 am for cars, pickups and motorcycles to drive to the summit of Mt. Washington. Experience the brilliant colors, crisp mountain air and maybe even a view of the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunrise Mt Washington NH

July 7 to July 9, 2017: Subaru Mt Washington Hillclimb
Three days, 75 cars, some of the best race and rally drivers from around the world, competing for “King of the Hill” honors on the Northeast’s tallest peak-Mt. Washington!

Subaru Mt Washington HillClimb

July 21 & 22, 2017 : Seek Your Peak
As the largest annual fundraiser of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, Seek the Peak welcomes hikers of all ages and abilities to Mount Washington and its neighboring peaks and places of interest in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Seek the Peak Mt Washington Observatory

August 19, 2017 : Mt Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb
The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Newton’s Revenge are known as the toughest hillclimbs in the world at 7.6 miles in length, has an average grade of 12% with extended sections of 18% and the last 50 yards is an amazing 22%! Sprint that to the finish!