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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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North Conway, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you're ever in New Hampshire and you want to see magnificent mountain views, take a ride across the Kanc. Interstate 93 N to exit for Lincoln, NH. From Lincoln you pick up the scenic road which crosses to Conway, NH. It's beautiful. If time allows, stop at Lincoln Woods Trail and take a hike.

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maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Kancamagus highway is a lovely drive. Go slowly and take it in. But, just driving it will have you pass by the best parts. Swim the pools. Hike the trails, or take some of the mountain bike paths that start there. It's a remarkably accessible wild area, with vistas and small gems of natural beauty for everyone.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The "Kanc" is well worth the drive, especially during the Autum and the summer. Beautiful NH mountain scenery. Usually one of the best views of fall foliage.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This road is a must if travaelling in this area. I did it in winter with my family and we had a great time! I want to try it in the summer. Definately worth the detour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

no need to rush on this highway. so beautiful and plenty of stops along the way . lots to look at. we visited in the summer and it was quite enjoyable and not busy at all. it was fun to plan part of the vacation in north conway and the traveled kancamagus to lincoln nh for more fun. A nice... More

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Jersey Shore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have now driven the Kancamagus for 30 years, and love each drive. I have spent less than an hour on the Highway and an entire day as well...make sure you take pictures!!!

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Newcastle, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Kancamangus Highway is a gorgeous, scenic drive over mountains and around hairpin turns. Make sure to fill your car up before leaving, though, as there are no gas stations to be found..nature only! And be sure to use the restroom when you fill-up, too...you do not want to be in the middle of the route and need to go!... More

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Gorham, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lots of snow this time of year but the roads were OK. It is about 100 miles if you drive the loop. Well worth it!

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Harrison, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Drive on Kancamagus Highway is one of the best drives. the day we drove it was snowing. It made the drive even more amazing.

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a great road to drive through the mountains. The only downfall is the snowbanks were so high I couldn't get photos of the Saco River with the snow on it.

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