Kancamagus National Scenic Byway Featured in America’s Most Iconic Drives

Travel + Leisure, a well-known and trusted travel information source for adventurers young and young at heart, recently featured the Kancamagus National Scenic Byway in their featured article, titled “America’s Most Iconic Drives.” The beauty and allure of the Kancamagus National Scenic Byway is of no surprise to the people of Mount Washington Valley, but we are honored to receive such a mention.

The Kancamagus National Scenic Byway, also referred to as the “The Kanc’ by locals, is a 34.5 mile-long scenic drive along New Hampshire Route 112 in Northern New Hampshire, extending from the towns of Conway to Lincoln. The Scenic Byway takes travelers through the White Mountain National Forest, including breathtaking views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls, and Rocky Gorge. The byway brings drivers to an elevation of just under 3,000 feet at its highest point.

The byway is especially popular during the fall season, where people near and far drive the Kancamagus to view the brilliantly colored New Hampshire fall foliage, away from the modern day world. The allure of the Kancamagus Scenic Byway its freedom from modern day distractions that travelers often seek distance from in their outdoor adventures: gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or other businesses. The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is truly a scenic drive in nature, but don’t worry, modern day facilities are nearby!

For more information on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, visit http://www.kancamagushighway.com/.  To plan your outdoor adventure in the Mount Washington Valley and for attractions near the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, contact the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce by email at  visitor@mtwashingtonvalley.org or by phone at (800) 367-3364.


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