Bartlett Tourist Attractions
Bartlett is a small town set in the White Mountains, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. Settled in 1769, the town was named for Dr. Josiah Bartlett, the first chief executive to bear the name governor and one of New Hampshire's three signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Mount Washington, Bartlett, New Hampshire
The easiest way to reach the top of Mount Washington is on the steep cog railway that was opened in 1869. By contrast, the 6 1/4 mile long Mount Washington Auto Road is by no means straightforward. The highest peak in the White Mountains is notorious for its rough and stormy weather: in 1934 the record wind speed of 240 mi. an hour was recorded here.
Sherman Adams Summit Building
Located at the top of Mount Washington, the Sherman Adams Summit Building contains the Mount Washington Summit Museum, with exhibits on weather and local flora and fauna. The building is dedicated to Sherman Adams, one of New Hampshire's former governors.The building is accessible by walking trail, the Mount Washington Auto Road and the Cog Railway.
Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods
The Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods was completed in 1902 and built in Spanish Renaissance style. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features a 27-hole PGA golf course.
Mount Washington Cog Railway
The cog-driven Mount Washington Cog Railway made its first climb on July 3, 1869. Today, this coal-fired train is still taking skiers and sightseers to the top of Mount Washington. On a clear day, the view from the summit of Mount Washington spans four states. The round trip cog ride takes approximately three hours, this includes a 20 minute stop at the summit.
Attitash is a resort that offers year-round attractions. During the summer months, Attitash has apline slides, waterslides, climbing wall, and opportunity for mountain biking and horseback tours. During winter months, Attitash is a two peak ski resort with 12 lifts and 70 trails for skiing.