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Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire is an area within the town of Carroll whose principal points of interest are three leisure and recreation facilities. Being virtually surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest and the Pemigewasset Wilderness , its vista toward Mount Washington and most of the rest of the Presidential Range includes no significant artificial structures other than the Mount Washington Cog Railway and the Mount Washington Hotel.
US Route 302 runs 28 miles (45 km) between the business areas of one through-road intersection and that of the next, with only a town of fewer than 3000, and areas like Bretton Woods or smaller, as concentrations of development between those intersections.
Points of Interest
The tracks of the "Cog", and its associated buildings, lie up the slope of Mount Washington. The "Base Road" from Bretton Woods is the preferred route to the low-altitude end of those tracks (the Base Station of the Cog), except in those winters when Mt. Clinton Road is instead the only plowed road to their intesection. (The closing of the lower end of the Base Road had been traditional into 2004.) The Cog was operated during the winter season of 2004-2005 to take wilderness skiers partway up the mountain.
The scenic Crawford Notch area begins a few miles to the south.
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