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Kancamagus Highway

North Conway, NH
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in North Conway
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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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York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
20 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Second week of December & snow all around made this 32 mile drive absolutely beautiful with some mind blowing vistas. To be fair, we've got a little used to seeing great views as we've travelled extensively around this area & up into the green, black, white (and no doubt other coloured) mountains as part of our trip. This whole area... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We have drove the Kancamagus many times. It is a great drive any time of the day, but it is especially good in the evening just before sunset for Moose spotting. We've had our best luck seeing Moose in the Bear Notch Rd area.

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Bedford, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We drove 35 miles through pristine forest, along rivers and around mountains all covered in snow. The twisty road was icy in the shadows but clear otherwise. It rises to 2,800 at its highest point with beautiful vistas. It's worth the time to take this road.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Always beautiful views, great places to hike and even more great places to stop to take pictures. Can't beat paying once (honesty system) to be able to stop at the many National Park run stops along the scenic highway. The falls closest to the Conway end of the highway are a must see.

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Old Junee NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a way to see so much in a little area. Be aware it is very popular so you won't be alone. Stop at the visitors centre prior to the highway as there is much information to be found here/

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the whole road is packed with great hikes(long and short) there are some of the best scenic outlooks in the world, and most of the stops there is also swimming. Two of my all time favorite swimming holes,one near the Conway side is the lower falls. always packed but still plenty of room in the water. very easy access. the... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Kank is a great 32 mile drive with wonderful views and you can stop for a picnic, hike, snowshoe, etc. for a $3 fee, mostly seasonal summer time. The 6"-8" of snow wasn't plowed from the stopping points except for one area. If you don't mind driving in the snow then this was fine. I don't know why they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Kancamagus Highway is a great route to experience the White Mountain National Forest. Plan your trip such that you are not hindering locals travelling between North Conway and Lincoln going to work. Traffic is light, however we notice this is a pass through the mountains for local traffic. Scenic pull offs with ample parking, lots of trails and camps. No... More 

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Melbourne
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We visited the Kanc during fall. We took the day starting at Lincoln and stopped at so many beautiful places we didn't even make it to the end. Highlights included; Lincoln Woods Visitors Centre & Trails, The Hancock Scenic Overlook, Sabbaday Brook Falls Trail and Rocky Gorge Scenic Area & Lovequist Loop Trail (make sure you walk around the pond,... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What else can be said other than this drive is awesome. The scenery is breath taking, so many places to stop. As for photographs - opportunities abound, The many turn offs along the way, make this 32 mile trip hours long, but they are hours well spent. As i said, AWESOME.

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