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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Almost 50 years of memories! From camping at most of the National campground to swimming in the Swift river. The stops along the drive to stop and realize how lucky we are to have such beauty close to us. Moose, deer and some of the craziest weather ever. Have started in white outs or downpours in Lincoln only to get... More

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NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Every twist and turn is another beautiful view. We stopped a couple of times at pullouts and people we very friendly, each sharing their travel tales. Many had dogs with them. I'd go every season if I could. We stopped on the Conway side and enjoyed sitting in the river where there were many rocks to sit on and lots... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful drive! Lots of places to pull over. You can play in the river. A must see when you're in the area.

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Orangeville, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We drove the Kanc from Lincoln to Conway and then back again. There are amazing views with many scenic lookouts to view them. Take your time and make sure you also stop to enjoy the mountain stream that the highway follows for a good part of the way. We drove the highway in the spring and loved the different colors... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 attraction reviews
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

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

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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