8 Spots Along The Kancamagus Highway In New Hampshire That Everyone Should Stop And Visit
By Ken MacGray|Published June 28, 2023
Hey! I'm a freelance writer and guidebook author. I've authored "New Hampshire's 52 With A View - A Hiker's Guide", serve as editor of Appalachian Mountain Club's "Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide", and and am co-editor of the "White Mountain Guide", also for AMC. I'm currently beginning work on the 6th Edition of AMC's Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, which will be published in 2025. I live in southern New Hampshire and can usually be found wandering throughout the state's mountains and forests.
The 34.5-mile Kancamagus Highway cuts through the heart of the White Mountains from Lincoln to Conway. Along the way it follows rivers, visits panoramic overlooks, and climbs over a high mountain pass. In the fall, it’s probably the most spectacular spot in the state to catch stunning foliage color. It’s one of the premier NH scenic drives that takes time to fully appreciate, so why not make these stops along the way?
The “Kanc” as we call it here, is one of the great NH scenic drives. The road can be explored any time of year but is especially beautiful in summer and fall. Visit the Kancamagus Scenic Byway website for more information.