Kancamagus Highway, North Conway

A two-lane highway that attracts drivers for its seasonal colors, Kancamagus Highway runs through White Mountain National Forest. The route follows the river valley up the Kancamagus Pass, offering sporadic stops for photographers. The road meets with Interstate 93 and four other smaller highways that lead to larger cities. You'll find refreshments and gas stops located around these intersections. To visit Kancamagus Highway on your holiday in North Conway, and find out what else North Conway has to offer, use our North Conway day trip tool .
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  • One of the most pleasant scenic drives I have ever taken. There are half a dozen scenic stopping points along the route with ample parking and it is worth stopping at them all. Fall foliage makes a bi...  more »
  • Stunning panoramic and picturesque to discover drive. Unfortunately, it was raining and the weather was overcast. We'll certainly come back.
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  • We arrived a few weeks early for the leaves turning. This drive was great. We all spent half a day riding and stopping along the drive. Never got tired of looking at all the scenery. There are parks a...  more »

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Where to stay in North Conway

North Conway can get quite busy, especially in summer and the peak foliage period during early fall, so you'll want to choose a place to stay that allows you to head into the surrounding area without driving through town. If you plan to visit attractions to the north, like the White Mountains, stay on the north side of town. For easier access to attractions like the Kancamagus Highway, stay on the south side. Whichever part of town you choose, you'll find a healthy selection of inns and bed and breakfasts in historical houses as well as locally owned hotels, full-service resorts, and vacation rentals.
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