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“Excellent Road”
Review of Kancamagus Highway

Kancamagus Highway
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$149.00*
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Full Day White Mountain Tour with Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram
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$2,085.00*
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Brew England Beaches Bluffs and Beer
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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.
Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you want to get away from the highway and take a scenic route this is one of the best. There are pull offs to stop and take pictures. You are surrounded by mountains, rivers and streams. We stopped and took pictures along the way.

1  Thank Cathy831
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

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 to Conway's end of the road in bright sun and completely blue skies without a cloud to be seen. Pull into one of the many places next to the river on a hot July or August day. Make your way out to a large rock made smooth by mother nature and lay down. Close your eyes, listen to the earth just as it sounded to people thousands of years ago. I have been in 6 different countries and to hundreds of places and two of my favorite three are in the White mountains.

2  Thank slappythesecond
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 of people enjoying a beautiful day. Stop in Lincoln at the Visitors Center to get a map so you know what's coming around the next corner.

2  Thank NHPenny
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

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.

Thank Veronica M
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

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 of green. This road would be spectacular in the fall ... but I'm sure it would be VERY busy!

1  Thank Mugsy1703
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