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Kancamagus Highway

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Kancamagus Highway

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melissa w wrote a review Yesterday
Cincinnati, Ohio907 contributions65 helpful votes
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This was part of our roadtrip from Cincinnati to Acadia National Park in Maine during October. The White Mountains and the Kanc were just as good as Acadia. The drive on the Kanc and surrounding area is spectacular. There are lots of places to stop and enjoy the view or go for hikes (as hikers, we loved Mt. Osceola and Boulder Loop).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MovementandLocation wrote a review Oct 19
Kittery, Maine193 contributions48 helpful votes
Just drove through and made only a few stops at some scenic overlooks, still, a beautiful drive. There are some pops of color, creating an ethereal yellow gold canopy. Much beauty to behold, and I look forward to many return visits to fully explore the area. No matter which side you enter or leave on, you'll find magic in the mountains.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Maurene_K wrote a review Oct 18
Dover, New Hampshire6,157 contributions4,741 helpful votes
Over the years, I’ve driven and been driven on the 34+ mile long Kancamagus Highway. It’s one of my favorite places to see the most colorful, stunning fall foliage New Hampshire has to offer. Around each curve, a new scenic vista appears. Most of the time the views are of trees; however, since the highway runs beside the Swift River, one also gets views of the water flowing over the rocky riverbed in a number of places. This year, the flow was greatly reduced due to extreme drought. Driving The Kanc is very relaxing. I don’t recall ever seeing a utility pole on the side of the highway. This year, I was fortunate enough to have time to visit during the approaching peak of colors. There were vivid yellows, a few bright, rich reds, and some oranges. My drive began from The Kanc’s junction with Rt. 16 in Conway. Along the route, I made two stops. I visited the White Mountain National Forest and Albany Covered Bridge. I rate the Kancamagus Highway at 5.0 and highly recommend a visit. If you found this review helpful, please click THANK below.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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trophywest wrote a review Oct 18
Redding, California405 contributions38 helpful votes
One of the highlights of our trip was this stretch of highway. The first half especially with scenes along the river were beautiful. Further along, the Fall foliage had already reached its prime.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kelly V wrote a review Oct 17
Charlton, New York211 contributions44 helpful votes
The only reason I gave this an average report, is because it was past peak season- When in peak, its probably beautiful. We drove from NY where we were not in peak season yet, drove through VT which was in peak and beautiful, and then through NH where it was actually past peak. We are not avid leaf followers so we should have done our homework. We read that peak season this year in NH where Kanc Highway is located was late September. We traveled from the beginning of 112, and once we hit Lincoln headed towards Conway it was bumper to bumper traffic, since we missed peak season we headed to ME via the main highways. I bet it is a 5 when peak. We did hit some great flea markets and vintage sales as it was Columbus Day weekend, so it was well worth the ride.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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