At 6,288 feet, Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States. The world's highest winds, 231 mph, were recorded here in 1934. You can take a guided bus tour, a drive, or a hike to the summit. A number of trails circle the mountain and the other peaks in the Presidential Range, but all of them are strenuous. It gets cold up here: even in the summer, you'll want a jacket.
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