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Address: North Conway, NH
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Highway 112, or the Kanc, runs from Center Conway to North Woodstock, just...

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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LONG LONG LONG DRIVE

Long drive but the sites are just amazing. If you want great pictures go during sunset or sunrise and to get some animals in your shots.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Long drive but the sites are just amazing. If you want great pictures go during sunset or sunrise and to get some animals in your shots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This highway has AMAZING fall colors when you time it well. The turnoffs have some great overlooks and great little hikes to nice cascades/waterfalls. Taking this road is an absolute MUST when visiting New Hampshire! This can also be a good area to see moose. Keep your eyes peeled(open).

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Pune, India
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to take a drive on this highway mainly to see fall colors. We saw few pictures of friends who visited exactly one week before us. They were beautiful. And they gave us a feedback that the complete falls colors are yet to come. So we thought we would be lucky to see fall colors at its peak. But... More 

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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Kanc" as it is known to locals is possibly the most scenic public roadway in New Hampshire. The views are amazing. It is a fun ride on a motorcycle or car.

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Raynham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was quite cold, the ride was lovely. We saw several deer but no moose. There were lovely mountain views with the snow glistening. The river was frozen in some places and rushing in others.

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice drive and several short hikes directly off main road. Was snowing while we were there and good about keeping road cleared. Might suggest grippers for icy conditions.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go almost every fall and this is the ideal foliage drive. During peak season, the views are fantastic. Sabbaday Brook Trail is a nice easy trail for kids with the reward of the pretty falls at the end. There are many pretty vistas along the entire highway with convenient areas to pull over for photo ops. In the warmer... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery all year long - winter is probably my favorite, though. The highway offers an easy drive with a number of turnouts for photo ops, nice, clean campgrounds that I've used with friends and family many times, wildlife, swimming in season, trailheads for quite a number of the 4,000 ft. peaks, fairly short hikes to waterfalls, and it's an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular any season !!! Just beware if you are going from Loon to North Conway Bear Notch Road is closed in the winter. Beautiful any time of year. Winter Vistas, Amazing Autnum foliage and Summer camping the Kancamagus has it all !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We vacationed in New England during mid October 2015 and drove this byway on an early morning - mist, falling leaves floating in the air and settling over our vehicle and the road ahead, it was a magical and beautiful experience. The New Hampshire fall foliage web site was very helpful for us to time our trip. Kancamagus Scenic Byway... More 

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