Getting on/off motorcoach; driving 85 miles roundtrip. Walking under 1 mile. Some stairs, walking on dirt and uneven ground, some standing during presentations.
At the resort, have what you like from the breakfast buffet with a rotating variety of choices such as eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, pancakes or French toast, fresh fruit, breads, juice, coffee, water.
We will board our motorcoach with our Group Leader and local historian to head for Mount Washington and the cog railroad. Here we will meet with employees of the Mount Washington Cog Railroad and learn about its history and operations on our journey to the 6,200' summit. We’ll learn about the diesel and steam engines that run the railroad, and what the breakman's job is. At the summit, we’ll visit the Cog Museum for a self-directed exploration of exhibits that detail the history of the railway.
At the Mount Washington Cog Cafeteria, we will have a choice of sandwich with chips, drink, cookie and fruit.
We will depart Mount Washington with our Group Leader and travel to Fadden's Sugarhouse, where we will meet with staff and learn about the art of maple sugaring. Following that, we will sample some of their delicious syrup and candy. Returning to the resort, the remainder of the afternoon is free. You might like to take a swim, take a gondola ride to the summit or enjoy other resort activities.
Dinner is on your own this evening at the resort or a nearby restaurant.