Kancamagus Highway, North Conway

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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. Put Kancamagus Highway into our North Conway tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This road cuts through the White Mountain National Forrest from Conway to Lincoln. It is a beautiful, winding road with the occasional steep inclines/declines. The highway's highest elevation is 2,855...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A great way to see the area and it's a shortcut to avoid North Conway if you are heading from the Storyland area south  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Drove this road to get from Crawford Notch area to Lincoln NH in August, midday. The fog hadn't yet burned off so the few views were obscured. The signs for the scenic views are right before the pullo...  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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