Best NH Road Trip Pit Stop: Mount Washington Cog Railway

Do you remember your childhood summer road trips? The ones that involved a station wagon and the highlight of the experience was buying a key chain with your name on it? Optimism TravelingMom set out with her adult daughter on a New Hampshire road trip. Their favorite pit stop? The Mount Washington Cog Railway.

Since 1869, visitors to New Hampshire have climbed Mount Washington … by train! Photo: Cathy Bennett Kopf/Optimism TravelingMom

It’s been a really long time since I packed up the minivan with suitcases, kids, videotapes, coolers and hit the highway for a summer road trip. Back in the day, we’d pile in, sing silly songs and play the license plate game for hours. Arriving at our destination, we’d grab handfuls of attraction brochures from the display rack in the motel lobby and plan out our itinerary. Each day was an adventure, ending in the motel

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