New Hampshire’s White Mountains offer some of the most striking foliage displays in New England and the ideal base camp for serious leaf peepers is The Glen House.
The 68-room dog-friendly boutique property at the base of Mt. Washington lies at the heart of an outdoor campus. Adjacent to the hotel is Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which offers countless ways to explore the outdoors. Steps away is the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the gateway to a breathtaking historic drive to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.
On the Trails and the Mt. Washington Auto Road
The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center offers 45 km of trails for walking, hiking and trail biking. The terrain is easy to moderate, great for family trail riding on hybrids, mountain bikes and fat bikes, which can all be rented on site.
For more than 150 years, the Mt. Washington Auto Road has thrilled visitors. The roadway, which is the first and oldest man-made attraction in the U.S., climbs 4,618 feet from the base and reaches more than a mile in the sky to the highest point in the Northeast at 6,288 feet. While many travelers opt for the self-drive option, there are also guided van tours.
The Notch Grille
After a day on the trail or on the mountain, take in the brilliant red and yellow foliage from the deck of The Glen House. The Notch Grille offers such New Hampshire brews as Auto Road Ale from Tuckerman Brewing Company and Moat Czech Pilsner. Or sit at the inside bar, which Architectural Digest recently dubbed “The Most Beautiful Bar in New Hampshire.” The Notch Grille serves a wide-ranging menu of family-friendly comfort food in elegant surroundings, perfect after a day in the White Mountains.
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