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“Fantastic scenery”
Review of Kancamagus Highway

Kancamagus Highway
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Full Day White Mountain Tour with Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram
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White Mountain Foliage Day Trip with Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Fantastic scenery”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We took this route because Mt Washington was under cloud and we wanted to get over to Vermont. Really good surprise to find so much scenery on the way; the falls are excellent to visit - White River falls have adjacent car parking and you can walk down the falls and rocks very easily. Just be a bit careful when you get close in case the rocks are slippy and keep a rein on the kids. All the stopping points are clearly signposted. There are some narrower but steeper falls further up the highway and these require a 20 minute walk up through the woods on a clear trail. It is cooler in the trees and can be a bit wet underfoot near the falls themselves so it's advisable to wear appropriate footwear etc.

Visited October 2012
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Taguig City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Passed by this highway during a fall foliage tour. Would absolutely do it all over again if I get to come back! If you get to drive here on your own, DO IT.

Visited October 2012
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Mission, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hello Nature & Great Riding/Driving Road”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This road is awesome for riding and for driving, and if you're looking to get closer to nature, this is it. Many times have I seen moose and bear on this road, as well as deer. The scenic lookouts are breathtaking, and packed full of tourists in the summer. Whether you start on the Conway side or the other side, it doesn't matter. You can also stop and get a drink out of the river, as the water is crystal clear mountain water. One of the best times to come here, in my opinion, is during foliage season.

Visited December 2012
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Bristol, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Always a Pleasure To Drive”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Even if driving in snowy conditions, or when the fog blocks the view and your hands are white on the steering wheel, you'll come away with stories to tell of traveling the Kanc. But it is when the weather is perfect, and you stop for a dip in the river or pull out your camera to photograph some great fall foliage that the Kanc is the best. Yes, you may have to fight the crowds, so allow yourself plenty of time, but the trip is worth it.

Visited July 2012
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Always a Favorite”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Aside from the complaint that it can be a little crazy with the crowds during the summer (including the litterbugs), the "Kanc" is always a destination that we look forward to, summer OR winter. There are amazing vistas for photographers and camping sites suitable for RVs and tents. It is a family favorite!

Visited January 2013
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