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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Kancamagus has got to be the best place in all of New England to see the fall foliage. While Vermont has great colors as well, the mountain views in the Kancamagus highway offers even greater views. Best time to go during the foliage season is mid week when traffic is minimal. Just check the foliage report on the web... More

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We rode the kancamagus twice as it was so beautiful, wanted to stop at all the marked areas, hoped to see a moose but no such luck! The leaves changing were breathtaking! A fabulous scenic drive!

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Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Been on the Kancamangus many times but not often when the leaves are changing. The drive across and back is amazing. The crowds are out for sure but well worth the time. Beautiful views from the various spots. The Lincoln side had a lot more color than the Conway side. The lower falls are still closed and under construction so... More

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are spending time in the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire, than the Kancamagus is a must do. But allocate plenty of time to hike, check out the waterfalls and the beautiful views. The road is accessible from only three points but is well worth the effort.

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Siloam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great scenery. It took us all day to go the 32 miles. Packed a lunch and enjoyed the hikes, views, waterfalls, etc.

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Cardiff
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is the third time we have travelled this highway, once in winter, twice in autumn. Different every time, from seeing people ice climbing to hardly any autumn colour to "wow" amazing colour. Well worth visiting.

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Ottawa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great sunny warm weather with the fall leaves at their peak! The views are worth the effort If you haven't traveled this 28 mile stretch of highway, you should consider it.

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You should do it at least once. Its NOT that long, and well worth it in Autumn. The road runs by the river most of the way, and has tall trees on both sides, so not so much sweeping vistas. And when you get them, you are busy watching the road. We took it in Autumn, and the foliage was... More

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Chittenden, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

There are short hikes, easy hikes, and difficult hikes. Very scenic views, or waterfalls, or lakes. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. Check with rangers or get a good trail book that describes the distance and difficulty levels. Just driving the highway is great. Stop at every pull out and see different scenery, from tree to flowers to mountains to rock slides.... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is something that should not be missed certainly when the fall colours are being displayed. The colours show up well from the road but there are also several places where one can park the car and walk out a short and sometimes longer way to see colourful trees reflected on water. There are also some detours that can be... More

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