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Kancamagus Highway

Address: North Conway, NH
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Ranked #1 of 22 Activities in North Conway
Type: Scenic Drives, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: Highway 112, or the Kanc, runs from Center Conway to North Woodstock, just south of Franconia...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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 Forest, it is considered one of the most scenic highways in the U.S. and offers a number of interesting stopping off points.

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Bangor, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I have driven over the Kancamagus Highway since I was a kid and it never gets old. Be sure to take time to visit all of the various stops along the highway. There are so many beautiful sights hiding just beyond the asphalt including waterfalls, covered bridges and hiking trails. Get of your car and enjoy nature. One of our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Drive here every winter to go skiing in loon, have seen several moose and it is a bit of a challenge to drive when snowing, lovely scenery with the river to one side and the mountains to the other, make sure you are a confident driver and keep to the speed limit those moose do come onto the raod.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I drove along the Kancamagus Highway twice in the fall. The first time I had perfect weather and the fall foiliage was a dream come true. There are several stops along the way with parking areas for view points, rest areas and hiking trails. Whether you are just passing through and make a few short stops to take some pictures... More 

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Shelton CT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great for sight seeing. Lots of wild life to see and in the summer great swimming along the road in the river

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A scenic and peaceful ride through one of the most beautiful spots in New England. Get out of your car and take a short walk on one of the trails and you'll feel all alone in a matter of yards.

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Essex, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just last week I was visiting the area and I go up rt#16 then take the long way home across the Kank taking a slow ride. I have been camping and hiking since I was a young kid there. Last week all the way going across I was the only vehicle. Stopped at the sights and just took it in... More 

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Royalston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are thinking of going up north, and you find yourself in Lincoln, NH, take a ride on the Kancamangus Highway, also known as the "Kanc". Take your camera, stop at the scenic views, and enjoy a relaxing ride in God's country.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The views, the waterfalls (you have to get out of your car for those) everything. All of them stops are picture worthy. Just awesome!

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sometimes it can be hard to get above the trees for great in this most heavily forested state. This is a road that can get you some nice views in the White Mountain National Forest in northern New Hampshire. If you travel in the winter it can even be better because the deciduous trees have lost their leaves giving you... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have driven the "Kanc" many times in the summer and always enjoyed the trip. We have stopped to hike on a number of the day trails and found them to be fun, and some have even been educational as they have placards describing the area. One of our favorites is Sabbaday Falls which is an easy hike to an... More 

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