White MountainsFor other ranges of this name, see White Mountains (Arizona) and White Mountains (California).
The White Mountains are a mountain range that covers about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire in the United States, and are the most rugged mountains in New England. The range is heavily visited due to its proximity to Boston and New York City.
Most of the area is public land, including the White Mountain National Forest as well as a number of state parks. Its most famous peak is Mount Washington, which at 6288 feet is the highest mountain in the Northeastern U.S. and home to the fastest winds (231 mph) measured on the surface of the earth.
Mount Monadnock, reportedly the second-most-climbed mountain in the world, is further south in New Hampshire, and is not part of the White Mountains.