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(TRAVPR.COM) USA - August 14th, 2014Marshfield Station, NH – The Mount Washington Cog Railway, famous for climbing the highest peak in the Northeast, will be offering a guided natural history tour of Mount Washington with Senior Interpretive Naturalist, Nancy Ritger, of the Appalachian Mountain Club on Monday, August 25.

Nancy Ritger, who has been interpreting the natural world for over 25 years, will give Cog passengers an introductory presentation on the train prior to ascending the mountain. Once the train is under way, Nancy will continue her presentation on the ride up the mountain, giving passengers insight into the various ecological zones they will pass through on their upward journey, as well as how different species have adapted to conditions at higher elevations. Upon arrival at the top, Nancy and the group will spend some time exploring the summit environment.

Founded in 1876, The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C. along it’s 1800 miles of trails, guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. More information is available online at

The Natural History Tour will take place on the 1:30 pm train; tour attendees will pre-board and are asked to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the train ride departure. The round trip tour is approximately 3 hours. Advance booking is recommended, as space is limited. Adults, $81; Children (ages 4-12), $54.

Call to book tours in advance at 603.278.5404. For details about the Natural History Rail Tour, please visit or contact the Cog Railway Events Coordinator at 603.278.2255. The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world and the only one east of the Rockies, is located on Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH.


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Name: Rebecca Metcalf
Company: Cog Railway
Phone: 603-278-5404
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