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Suggestions for Rt302

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Suggestions for Rt302

Hi, going to the white mountains end of May. Wanted a suggestion on places to stop for good views / recreation on Rt302. Will be doing the cannon mountain tramway in Franconia and then driving to Conway. Along the way comes Omni Mt. Washington resort in Bretton Woods. Are we allowed to visit the resort if not staying, I heard the resort has a balcony or coffee shop / restaurant where we get great views of the mountains, but is it open to day visitors? And finally, before reaching Conway, are there any other scenic spots on Rt302, but not long hikes. Thanks all.

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11. Re: Suggestions for Rt302

Have driven our vehicle (cars and SUV's) to the summit numerous occasions. One of the advantages of going with the professionally-driven van tour is that you can devote all your attention to looking around and enjoying the beauty of the White Mountains, instead of trying to peek once in a while and, at the same time, pay attention to your driving! As far as whether or not it's safe to make the drive in your own van (which is how I interpreted your question about vans) will depend partly on your own confidence level in handling the van on long, sometimes steep, upgrades or downgrades and on roads without guard rails. As KC points out, the professional drivers are used to navigating their vans up and down the mountain at least several times a week if not several times a day.... they know the Auto Road as well as or better than you know your daily commuter route around the Beltway.

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12. Re: Suggestions for Rt302

good to hear..a relief, thanks folks, if the weather cooperates and I do the guided van thing, i'll let you all know...

Edited: 4:28 pm, May 17, 2013
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