Kancamagus Scenic Byway, courtesy America's Byways website. Photo by Dennis Adams
Kancamagus Scenic Byway, courtesy America’s Byways website. Photo by Dennis Adams

Here’s a road that I didn’t have a chance to drive when living there but roadies say it’s one of the best in the state to experience fall foliage… the Kancamagus Highway from Conway to Lincoln. It’s about 36 miles of winding road through the White Mountains and looks to be a spectacular spot. It’s a National Scenic Byway with several places to stop along the way and explore.

The highway is easily accessible from the town of Conway, NH, along Interstate 93. On the east end, you can continue on into Maine from Lincoln, with several routes leading about 60 miles to Portland.

The thing about back roads in New England is that mostly they’re very easy cruises… gentle twists and turns, no 300-foot drops. Nice for what ever you’re driving, whether it’s a Hudson, Corvette, Prius, Harley or whatever you got at the rental car lot.

The Travel Channel has some other roads in the area for leaf peepers.



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