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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A delightful drive to be taken at a leisurely pace ( mostly 50 mph limit anyway) with forested hills and valleys in abundance.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Drive, Great Spring, summer or fall! The roadway is nice. Great Scenic pull overs and scenic photo ops

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great trip! If you have only one day to do it, just pick one trail and then stop at vista points. If you are a lucky one having more than one day, do not miss any trail! Don't forget water and food, you'll not find where to buy along Kancamagus Highway. At the end of each day, shake your clothes... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

WE took this route on our way to another attraction, and it was fun! The drive was slow, but it was ncie we could stop along the way and walk around and view the scenic parts of the area.

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CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was told that this road was really beautiful. The road itself was in disrepair in many places although it did seem like public works was doing something about it. After having seen the views from the Cog train, this was a letdown. Also, 30+ miles without any port o potties to be seen is frustrating for people that "need... More

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely ride. The only "bump" in the road was the very long light we had to wait for on the drive back from Lincoln at 10 p.m. There were no other cars on the road, but we had to sit for the one-lane bridge for about five minutes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The 'Kank' is a beautiful drive every time.....every season. Whether stopping at the Gorge, the Falls, or watching the Ski Jumpers practice in January......always exciting !

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The first time my husband and I drove the "Kanc" it was a bit overcast. We enjoyed the drive and the scenery so much we did the same drive the next day - it was much clearer and the views from the overlooks were even more stunning than I could have imagined. Not very crowded in Sept either!

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lower Falls is closed for renovations and we were really looking forward to stopping there. However it looks like they are making a parking lot, picnic area and maybe a bathhouse. Looking forward to seeing the improvements.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Justifiably entitled one of America's most scenic byways. Great any season. However fall foliage is breathtaking.

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