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Twin Mountain
New Hampshire
Twin Mountain
The Highest Peak in the Northeast

Twin Mountain is located just west of Mount Washington on the edge of the 780,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. An abundance of recreational activities await visitors, including swimming, fishing, canoeing, golf, tennis, camping, hiking and horseback riding.

Numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking weave their way through forests and along streams. Trails can be found for all endurance levels. Some favorite hiking routes include the 4.6-mile long Mt. Washington Jewell Trail and the 5.4-mile long Cherry Mountain Black Brook Trail. Several short hikes can be found as well, including the 1.4-mile long Ammonoosuc Falls Bridle Path and 1.2-mile long Sugarloaf Trail.

Bike routes on roads with four-foot or wider paved shoulders radiate out from the town in three directions. U.S. Highway 302, U.S. Highway 3 and State Highway 115 all have these biker-friendly routes.

Mount Washington

To see even more of this picturesque area, try a drive on the Mt. Washington Auto Road. This route affords breathtaking views on the way up the highest mountain peak in the Northeast. Guided tours are available.

The Mt. Washington Cog Railway is the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway and it is still in operation. The coal-fired steam train takes visitors to the summit of Mt. Washington. This three-mile trek is the second steepest railway track in the world. The "Jacob's Ladder" trestle climbs an amazing 37 percent grade. Once at the top, you can visit the state's mile-high state park and the Sherman Adams Observation Center.

Summertime brings a host of events to the area. The Twin Mountain Fishing Derby & Clinic, the Big Band & Broadway Weekend and the Native American Cultural Weekend are just a sampling of what the region has to offer summer visitors.