New England Mountain Auto Roads

Mount Greylock - Lanesborough, MA

When to visit: Open June 15-Oct. 20, daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $10 for out-of-state visitors; $5 for Massachusetts residents

Rockwell Road is an 8-mile route that leads to the summit of Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts. The drive begins at the Mount Greylock Reservation Visitor Center as the paved road winds through hardwood forest, offering many spots to pull off and enjoy views spanning across the Taconic Range and Green Mountains in Vermont.


Mount Prospect - Lancaster, NH

When to visit: Open Oct. 12 Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: No admission fee

Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire, the house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont.


Mount Washington - Pinkham Notch, NH

When to visit: Open May 25-Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $31 per car; $9 per passenger; $7 per child

The tallest peak in New England makes Mount Washington the ultimate mountain driving experience. The eight-mile auto road has been open since 1861 and features stunning panoramic views reaching all the way to the Green Mountains, New York’s Adirondacks and the Atlantic Ocean in Maine on a clear day.


Wachusett Mountain - Princeton, MA

When to visit: Open May 31-Oct.20 | Admission: $5 for Massachusetts residents; $20 for visitors

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation is a protected area encompassing 3,000 acres around the summit of Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts.


Cadillac Mountain - Bar Harbor, ME

When to visit: Open May 25-Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: No admission fee

The Cadillac summit road spans for just over two miles to the windblown amongst one of the East Coast’s loftiest spots. Visitors and locals flock to the summit for the first glimpse of the sun as well as sweeping vistas of Bar Harbor, the islands of Frenchman’s Bay, and the Schoodic Peninsula.


Mount Battie - Camden, ME

When to visit: Open May 25-Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $5 per passenger

A 1.6-mile easy drive through Camden Hills State Park leads to an 800-foot summit that looks out over all of Penobscot Bay with stunning views of Deer Island, Isle au Haut, and Blue Hill in the distance.


Mount Agamenticus - York, ME

When to visit: Open year-round | Admission: No admission fee

Located near the southern tip of Maine’s coastline, 691-foot Mount Agamenticus towers over the town of York and its stunning beaches, offering views of the ocean and forests of both Maine and New Hampshire. The road is accessible year-round and open 24/7.


Pack Monadnock - Peterborough, NH

When to visit: Open May 11-Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $4 for adults; $2 for ages 6-11

The road in Miller State Park is 1.2 miles long to reach the 2,290-foot summit of Pack Monadnock Mountain and offers stunning 360-degree views from an observation platform of Vermont’s Green Mountains.


Burke Mountain - East Burke, VT

When to visit: Open May 11-Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $4 for adults; $2 for ages 6-11

Burke Mountain sits 3,267 feet and is located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. It is the training ground for many American Olympic skiers and also offers a direct route to the top, featuring stunning views that take in the entire northern portion of the Green Mountain State.


Mount Kearsage - Warner, NH

When to visit: Open May 11-Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $4 for adults; $2 for ages 6-11

A 3½-mile auto road ends at a parking and picnic area. A sometimes-steep half-mile-long trail leads to the summit, which has views of Sunapee, Cardigan and Ragged mountains, as well as Mount Monadnock and Mount Ascutney.


Mount Equinox - Sunderland, VT

When to visit: Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Admission: $20 per car and driver; $5 per passenger

The 5.2-mile Skyline Drive began in 1941, was suspended during World War II and then completed in 1947. The vertical gain of 3,248 feet offers views of the Green, White, Adirondack, Berkshire and Taconic ranges.


Mount Mansfield - Stowe, VT

When to visit: Open June 1-Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Admission: $24 per car and driver; $9 per passenger

The mostly unpaved 4½-mile auto road climbs to a parking area at 3,850 feet. From there, you can hike 1.3 miles to reach the summit of Mount Mansfield. The summit offers stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains in New York from every direction on a clear day.


Cathedral Ledge - Bartlett, NH

When to visit: Open mid-May to Oct. | Admission: No admission fee

A mile-long auto road leads to the top of the ledge that looks out over the Saco River Valley and the White Mountain National Forest. An accessible hiking trail leads to a view of the valley, as well as many climbing routes that are popular for both locals and tourists.

Mount Philo - Charlotte, VT

When to visit: Open May 20-Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-sunset | Admission: $4 per passenger

The summit offers great views of the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks in New York and also has a picnic area with a small campground that operates seasonally.


Mount Ascutney - Windsor, VT

When to visit: Open May 17-Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to sunset | Admission: $4 per adult; $2 ages 4-13

The 3.7-mile Mount Ascutney Parkway start from the park entrance on Route 44A to a parking lot short of the summit, a climb of nearly 2,300 feet.

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