Kancamagus Scenic Byway
State: New Hampshire
National Forest: White Mountain National Forest
Length: 26.5 mi / 42.6 km
Time to Allow: Allow one hour to drive this byway.
The Kancamagus Scenic Byway passes through the heart of the White Mountains while traversing the flank of Mt. Kancamagus, filled with scenic areas and overlooks. Visit the Russell Colbath Historic Site, which offers colonial history, and explore the Forest Discovery Trail, which provides forest ecology experiences in a living classroom.
Encompassing the White Mountain Trail and Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire, the White Mountains are known for royal snow-capped mountain peaks, extraordinary rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and hushed valleys. Come enjoy the area’s rich geographical and historical past as you hike "The Whites."
Often referred to as the best fall foliage trip in the U.S., the Kancamagus Highway offers splendid vistas, vivid color, and all of the glory of Mother Nature. Between mid-September and mid-October, thousands of motorists travel the byway to catch a glimpse of the display. See for yourself why so many people travel the byway and schedule your own spectacular fall foliage trip. For weekend travel during the peak fall foliage season, make your plans far in advance. But don’t let the high traffic deter you from experiencing the vivid displays of color – you’ll have an excuse to drive slow and soak in the majestic displays of fall.
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2-Day Trip: Kancamagus Tour
The Kancamagus Highway stretches along SR-112 from Lincoln in the west to the town of Conway in the east. Beginning at the western end and...