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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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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183 reviews 183 reviews
59 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A great road for a motorcycle ride. The road is very slow in the fall with leaf peepers. RV's can be a hangup at anytime in the summer but a motorcycle can pass. Enjoy the twistys.

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New London, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Awesome weather! Always something to do all year around. The lakes are great, cycling is great, there is tons of trails for hikers and the skiing in the Winter time is incredible.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We took this highway as we were heading home from North Conway. The leaves hadn't turned yet but was still a beautiful view of the mountains. The road is narrow and has a lot of sharp curves. There were hiking trails and campgrounds also along the way to stop and enjoy. It is worth the extra time to take and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great road with plenty of places to stop and walk on trails or picnic areas. Although we weren't here in the fall, the leaves had just started to turn and I believe that it is spectacular in October.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

If you have never done this ride through the White Mountains of New Hampshire you really must, Pull in to all the stops you possibly can and enjoy the Natural beauty all around you!! Don't forget to bring a Bathing suit and towels there are several places just off the road to swim and slide down natural slides on rocks... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This was a fun and pretty drive. My boyfriend had an awesome music array going on as we enjoyed the gorgeous forest going by and the river which looked like rapids. There was a little camping base at the foot of a mountain where you could take a break and also lots of scenic view points where you could see... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

If only I had more time....I would've hiked at more spots along this highway. However, with the afternoon I spent driving and stopping at just about every turnout I could - it was absolutely one of the best drives I have ever been on. I can only imagine how amazing it is in the fall. This drive made me fall... More

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Montague, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a must do trip. The highway is filled with history and scenery. You will find covered bridges ,waterfalls and spectacular mountain views. Small towns and unique shops. We split the trip around the entire highway over 2 days just trying to enjoy the scenery.

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Westport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is long and winding, but there are beautiful views. It is well worth the ride if you are not in a hurry. Spots to stop at to take in the magnificent mountains.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mostly narrow roadway, so the driver doesn't get to see as much. Take advantage of the turnouts to soo the best views. I especially liked Beaver Pond - a don't miss if you are going to drive the Kanc!

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