SCENIC DRIVES and Rides
New Hampshire was made for road trips. From coastal roads that overlook crashing surf to mountain roadways that wind through the Northeast's highest peaks and historic routes that follow early Native American trails, New Hampshire's roads are undeniably scenic - and the distances between destinations are never long.
Come explore the highways and byways, and discover what's just up the road: the timeless villages and fascinating small cities, rolling farmlands and deep green forests, soaring mountains and sparkling rivers, lakes and ponds. Along the way you'll also find more historic sites than you can count, a lively arts and cultural scene, family attractions, and more outdoor recreation than you could fit into any one vacation - so plan to come back often!
Click on the individual regions to the left for driving tours and locations of state and national scenic byways in New Hampshire. You can also find more information on New Hampshire's scenic byways by visiting the National Scenic Byways Program at www.byways.org.
If you don't want to drive yourself, make sure to check out New Hampshire's wide variety of scenic train rides. Sit back and relax and enjoy the views!