Over the last eight months, most of the headlines concerning Mt. Washington centered around winds, avalanches, and bitter cold. With warmer weather, a familiar sight has returned.

The Cog is a New Hampshire's must do. In the summer, it's one of the most popular tourist destinations. So, hopping aboard before Memorial Day Weekend is a great spring stay-cation idea. According to their website, the Cog is the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway train." It was the brainchild of Mt. Washington climber Sylvester Marsh. In 1852, he put up $5,000 of his own money to start the project, which was called insane at the time. Per the Wikipedia page, Marsh obtained a charter for the road on June 25, 1858, but the Civil War prevented any action until May 1866. The first paying passenger took the still incomplete Cog in 1868.

2018 brings a ride over the Ammonoosuc River after bridge work. Check out the video of the construction.

 

Reservations are always encouraged. make yours here!