The Mountains are Calling at The Glen House
June 30, 2021. Green’s Grant, NH. From biking and hiking to whitewater kayaking, The Glen House, the award-winning 68-room hotel at the base of Mt. Washington is the ideal luxury basecamp. Go trail running or drive the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. Regroup at sunset with a local microbrew on the deck with panoramic views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains.
This boutique property, owned by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company (MWSRC), is the perfect mountain aerie for summer adventures.
Hike, Bike & Kayak the Whites
The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which is also owned by MWSRC, lies just across the road from The Glen House and offers 45 km of trails for walking, hiking and trail biking. The terrain is ranked easy to moderate, and there’s great for family trail riding on hybrids, mountain bikes and fat bikes, which can all be rented on site. There are full and half-day guided wildlife kayak tours that offer an opportunity to spot bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers, moose and black bear while paddling on flat water on the nearby Androscoggin River. More adventurous travelers can go on a guided whitewater kayaking excursion and encounter Class II rapids with the aid of ACA certified guides.
Drive the Mt. Washington Auto Road
At 6,288 feet, the summit of Mt. Washington is the highest point in the Northeast and offers views of more than 100 miles to the Atlantic Ocean and into neighboring Canada. The most dramatic way to the top is via the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the most famous mountain drive east of the Rockies. Considered America’s oldest man-made attraction, the road opened in 1861 and besides the self-drive option, there are guided van tours that stop at scenic spots on the way up the mountain and others that include short hikes. The family-owned MWSRC has operated the Auto Road since 1906.