New Hampshire September 22, 2016
One Of The Most Scenic Drives In America Is Right Here In New Hampshire
The time of year has come! We’re officially starting to see an assortment of license plates out on the road, with leaf peepers from all over driving through our state to check out the breathtaking foliage. So, if you’re looking to hit the road, then it’s time to travel along one of the most scenic drives in America that’s right here in New Hampshire!
Also known as "The Kanc", the Kancamagus Highway is the perfect place to take a drive.
Not from New Hampshire and feeling a little unsure how to pronounce this one? It's simply Kank-ah-mah-gus. Not so bad, right?
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The scenic drive is particularly popular to take during the fall, but is also the perfect road to travel along during any season.
All along Highway 112 you can discover informational signs that will tell you about the history of the Kancamagus, which dates back to the 1600s. The highway has become a designated American Scenic Byway, and was recognized by
Travel + Leisure
as one of the most scenic drives you can take in America.
The scenic drive will take you across beautiful covered bridges and even bring you right near beautiful waterfalls.
Pictured above you can see Sabbaday Falls, just a half-mile hike off the highway that makes for a great place to stop while you're taking this drive. Since the highway runs right through the beautiful White Mountain National Forest, views like these aren't hard to come by!
At the highway's highest point, it reaches an elevation of nearly 3,000 feet and features plenty of lookout points.
Shown above, you can see the beautiful Pemigewasset Overlook and the amazing view it has. If you
, you can see exactly where this particular overlook is located on the highway.
So, are you ready to hit the road?
The highway once started off as two small town roads in both Lincoln and Passaconaway, New Hampshire. In 2009, the highway celebrated its 50th anniversary since opening to traffic back in 1959. If you've yet to travel along this road, then now is the time!
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