One Of The Most Stunning Covered Bridges In New Hampshire Is Located On An Even More Beautiful Byway
We’re lucky that the most beautiful scenic byway in America is right here in New Hampshire! If you have a vehicle, driving along the Kancamagus Highway is a must-do to truly take in the landscape of the state. Winding its way through the White Mountains, the Kanc is about 35 miles and each turn offers scenery more impressive than the last. While just taking the drive is enough to satiate beauty-seekers, those who have the time should consider a stop at one of New Hampshire’s most beloved covered bridges. The Albany Covered Bridge in New Hampshire has to be one of the most iconic and prettiest covered bridges in the state. So pack some road trip snacks, and spend the day exploring the White Mountains, but make sure one of your stops is this prestine covered bridge.
Have you made any other fun stops along the way while driving on the Kancamagus Highway? If you’ve got any recommendations, let us know in the comments! Wherever your travels take you along the Kanc make sure you don’t miss the Albany Covered Bridge in New Hampshire. It truly is one of the best-covered bridges in the whole state. Also, make sure you check out this video from Adventuring in the Moment for a couple of more great spots to stop along the Kancamagus Highway.
If you prefer to make an entire trip of it, consider hopping in the car and visiting 10 of New Hampshire’s covered bridges in one day!
More to Explore
The Kancamangus Highway
What are the best stops along the Kancamangus Highway in New Hampshire?
Here are some of my favorite stops along the Kancamangus Highway in New Hampshire:
- Sabbaday Falls.
- Rocky Gorge (make sure you walk across the bridge and through the woods to the hidden pond).
- The Lincoln Woods trailhead is filled with tons of hiking trails but the bridge right near the start is super cool.
- Champney Falls Trailhead.
- The Discovery Trail.
When is the best time to ride the Kancamangus Highway?
There is really no bad time to go on the Kancamangus Highway but here is what you should know for each season:
- Winter: The road is plowed but many of the trailheads and overlooks are not so use caution you will however be rewarded with beautiful snow-peak mountain views.
- Spring: This season tends to be less crowded and you will have to still be aware of lingering snow in the higher elevated areas but the waterfalls are flowing very well from all the melted snow and extra rain.
- Summer: This is a beautiful season to explore and the lush green mountains will be ready to hike with little to no setbacks when it comes to weather.
- Fall: This is the best time to take this scenic drive but then again so does everyone. Crowds can simply make this trip take four times as long; however, if you go early enough or during the week there should be fewer people.