The 8 Best Backroads In New Hampshire For A Long Scenic Drive

Here in New Hampshire, we spend a good chunk of the year navigating icy, hazardous roads – and that makes it all the sweeter to roll down the windows and take a nice long drive on a warm day. The best scenic drives in New Hampshire will all take you through some of the best natural beauty The Granite State has to offer. Yes, they’ll fill up with leaf-peepers come fall, but no matter when you take them they’ll remind you how magnificent this small but mighty state truly is. Fill up the gas tank and let’s hit the road!

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Gas up and roll down your windows, it’s time for a drive! Have you ever embarked on any of the best scenic drives in New Hampshire? Are there any you would add to this list? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Can’t get enough of local majesty? Explore these additional New Hampshire road trips for your next dose of staycation inspiration.

Address: NH-112, Woodstock, NH, USA
Address: MA-1A, Seabrook, NH, USA
Address: Franconia Notch, Lincoln, NH 03580, USA
Address: US-302, Conway, NH, USA
Address: Moose Ln, Carroll, NH 03598, USA
Address: NH-11, Alton, NH, USA
Address: NH-123, Peterborough, NH, USA
Address: NH-10, Lebanon, NH, USA
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Best Scenic Drives In New Hampshire

March 29, 2020

What are the best roadside attractions in New Hampshire?

At a mere 9,349 square miles, New Hampshire is among the tiniest states in the entire nation. In fact, it is the fifth smallest! Nonetheless, we attract many tourists in search of the most magnificent landscape in New England. They’re often surprised to encounter some of the quirkiest roadside attractions in New Hampshire. Visitors may encounter our rocket ship, roadside submarine, and even a catapult. You’ll find an equally impressive of colonial history, but it’s the unexpected that makes our state so memorable.

Are there any other scenic backroads to drive along in New Hampshire?

Though our state is petite, you’ll encounter many scenic backroads in New Hampshire that are worth driving. You’ll encounter all sorts of scenic drives as you approach our loveliest waterfalls, and some of our quaint tiny towns have their own landscapes worth admiring.  If you’re not quite sure where to adventure, don’t be afraid to ask a local! We would be happy to point you in the right direction.

Are there other similar things to do in New Hampshire when you have a free afternoon?

One of the best things to do in New Hampshire is to treat yourself to a road trip to our most historic sites. As you likely know, our state was one of the original 13 colonies, and it was the first to establish its own government in 1776. Our state has produced famous figures like Franklin Pierce, famous Whig Daniel Webster, and even infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes. Visiting historical sites in our state is always a treat… and a trip through time!

Address: NH-112, Woodstock, NH, USA
Address: MA-1A, Seabrook, NH, USA
Address: Franconia Notch, Lincoln, NH 03580, USA
Address: US-302, Conway, NH, USA
Address: Moose Ln, Carroll, NH 03598, USA
Address: NH-11, Alton, NH, USA
Address: NH-123, Peterborough, NH, USA
Address: NH-10, Lebanon, NH, USA