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Kancamagus Highway

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Address: North Conway, NH
Activities: Biking
Description: 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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Snowy views but still beautiful!!

I really loved the views of the snow topped trees and mountains! Can't wait to see them again in warmer weather for comparison!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I really loved the views of the snow topped trees and mountains! Can't wait to see them again in warmer weather for comparison!

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chatham, nh usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy scenic drives, put this one at the top of your autumn bucket-list. There is so much colour at this time of year, and in the spring, such verdant lovliness! But do not take this road in the winter! It is very winding, and not especially well-maintained, and, basically, is a short-cut to nowhere. In season appropriate, one... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The best 3 days I have ever spent. October 2014. Breath-taking Views, and beautiful autumn colors. So much to do. Could easily spend 2 weeks and not see it all. Going back in July!

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campton, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of the most beautiful rides in New England. Traveling either way plan for an hour drive if you don't stop. But there are several great places to stop and you should. Coming from Lincoln stop at the East Branch Pemi stop. You can do a quick hike and take pictures of the river or follow one of the long... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

can be a dangerous ride but gorgeous views. bring your camera and best times are fall and summer to travel down this road

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Pasadena MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The White Mountains certainly received their fair share of snow this year and the Kancamagus Highway was not left out. My wife and I drove over to Lincoln from North Conway and back the day after a snow storm on the 10th of Feb. We have driven the road several times but not right after a storm so we did... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I go there at least twice a year to rejuvenate my spirit. Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite places to be in the world. It doesn't matter what time of year it is (however in early summer be wary of black flies!), it's always spiritual and breathtaking for me. Be sure you have plenty of gas as... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was fun and quite long taking this highway to get to our other destination....we took a few pics...stopped a couple of times to check out the surrounding scenery.

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Another recommendation from our hotel and we certainly saw the true colours we had heard about that is seen by visiting the New England area in the fall. We had witnessed the changing colours of the leaves on the trees as we started to travel down from Canada, but just by driving this Kancamagus Highway we experienced so much more... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

great views, better still if you approach from Bartlett on Bear Notch road (closed in winter). be sure to go in good weather for the views.you may see a moose.take a picnic lunch.

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