The White Mountains are a mountain range covering about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the United States. They are part of the northern Appalachian Mountains and the most rugged mountains in New England. The range is heavily visited due to its proximity to Boston.
Most of the area is public land, including the White Mountain National Forest and a number of state parks. Mount Washington is part of a line of summits, the Presidential Range, that are named after U.S. presidents and other prominent Americans.