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Kancamagus Highway

North Conway, NH
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in North Conway
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Biking
Owner description: Highway 112, or the Kanc, runs from Center Conway to North Woodstock, just south of Franconia Notch. Passing through the White Mountain National... more » Owner description: Highway 112, or the Kanc, runs from Center Conway to North Woodstock, just south of Franconia Notch. Passing through the White Mountain National Forest, it is considered one of the most scenic highways in the U.S. and offers a number of interesting stopping off points. « less
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Chambersburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to drive the route as others are also likely to be doing the same. Keep your eyes peeled for signs noting overlooks as some are right at the place to pull over. Pick a clear day and you will be rewarded with incredible sights. Take time to read the signage at each stop as some... More

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Mansfield Ma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views, as you drive along. Easy drive but in the middle it is undergoing serious road construction. Dead stop for 20 min at one point 10 min at another point. It's summer so construction is always with us. Even so it is worth the drive.

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Charlestown, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You travel the Kancamagus for the incredible and gorgeous views. Bring a camera, bring some snacks (or a picnic lunch) and pull over at a scenic viewpoint (or three) and take it in. There are numerous hiking trails and swimming places along the way, if that is your thing. Be sure to pay attention to road signs about gas (they... More

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Stuart, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you are planning a visit to the North Conway area plan to arrive from the west via the Kancamagus Highway. This is a fantastic road with new visual treats at every turn. Enjoy moose watching in the evening and beautiful daytime vistas. Plenty of Roadside attractions including swimming holes and camp grounds. Our family always plans our ride out... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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503 reviews 503 reviews
110 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth taking this, even if the mileage might look more. Point is that it is scenic and most enjoyable.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My family and I came here to go camping along the Kancamagus and we had a blast! The host was very nice, along with the neighbors and the Swift River was fantastic. We even ran into a black bear and the host was able to get rid of it without hurting the bear.

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Québec, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Done it almost every times when we are in North Conway because it' a great ride to do. The Swift river is amazing and it worth stopping for an afternoon and bath in the river - it's cold but so good to put your feet in it..... Bring your lunch and relax....

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
102 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This hour long route through the forest was great. If you just want to get across the state, it will take some time, but if you want to slow it down and enjoy the ride, this is the place to do it. With several pull offs, and many hike locations, this road is really not intended to be a "speed... More

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Millville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The views along this highway are among the best. I only wish that I could of driven it in the fall as I can imagine the fall foliage must really be something to see. Just make sure you do gas up as the signs do tell you.

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Take a detour to drive the highway - it's well worth it. Lovely views and lots to see, e.g. Sabbaday Falls, Rocky Gorge, stop off points etc.

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