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Travel Information

As we head into the fall foliage season, here are some tips to make traveling in New Hampshire easier:   

Route 112 (the Kancamagus Highway) re-opened on Sunday, September 11th and is completely passable. Route 302 in Hart’s Location will open ahead of schedule this Saturday, September 17th.  In the meantime, the White Mountains region is accessible via multiple routes and highways including Route 16 and Interstate 93. This means the Mount Washington Valley and the Franconia Notch areas are fully accessible, as are areas in the northern White Mountains.

With 302 closed temporarily, you can still travel on Route 2, providing east-west access between the Mt. Washington Valley and the Franconia Notch region.  Also, though Route 302 is closed to thru traffic, visitors can still drive on Route 302 to arrive at the major attractions. The Cog Railway, Fabyans, the Omni Mount Washington Resort and Activities, and the AMC Highland Center can all be accessed from Twin Mountain. 

Statewide, many areas and regions were unaffected by flooding and for the most part, major highways and roads are open and ready for travel.  Most businesses, lodging properties and attractions are open for business, so be sure to follow the travel tips below and start planning your fall getaway to New Hampshire now!

Travel Tips

  1. For updated travel information, please contact the NH Department of Transportation at 603-271-6862
  2. Do not depend on GPS, call ahead to your destination to make sure the route you were planning is available.
  3. You can find information on specific roads and any closures here: http://hb.511nh.com/main.jsf
  4. If you are planning on camping, hiking, or visiting the White Mountain National Forest, be sure to visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/ for current conditions prior to traveling.
  5. If you are planning on attending an event, check our events calendar and also go directly to the event website itself to make sure it is still happening.   http://visitnh.gov/what-to-do/event-calendar.aspx.
  6. Most state parks, historic sites, state forests and recreational areas are open.  Please see this page on NH State Parks for the most up to date information: http://www.nhstateparks.org/whats-happening/news-events/press-release-details.aspx?newsid=64.
  7. Call ahead to the chamber of commerce in the area you are visiting to find out about activities happening in the area when you will be visiting.  http://www.visitnh.gov/planning-and-travel-tools/chamber-of-commerce.aspx


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