A MULTI-NOTCH MOUNTAIN RIDE (approx. 142 miles)
This loop has several variations. From Conway
, turn west on Rt. 112, the Kancamagus Highway (locals call it the Kanc), which offers 34.5 miles of stunning mountain scenery through the White Mountain National Forest.
, you can either turn north onto I-93 through Franconia Notch State Park
and its soaring mountain peaks, then onto Rt. 3 to Twin Mountain
and the junction with Rt. 302 or you can continue west on Rt. 112 through Kinsman Notch to Rt. 302, which heads to Bath
, Twin Mountain
and Bretton Woods
, home of the Mount Washington Hotel.
Rt. 302 continues east through Crawford Notch and past some of the most spectacular scenery in the East. In Bartlett
, you can turn south on Bear Notch Road, a seasonal road that connects to the Kancamagus Highway west of Conway
; or you can join Rt. 16 in Glen
and follow it back to your starting point in Conway
If you turn north on Rt. 16 in Glen
, you'll go through Pinkham Notch, past the Mt. Washington Auto Road, to Gorham
and the Great North Woods Ride
Scenic BywaysKancamagus Highway
Rte. 112, Conway to Lincoln. Part of the White Mountains Trail. Passes through the White Mountain National Forest. Colonial history and forest ecology experiences offered along the way at the Russell Colbath Historic Site and Forest Discovery Trail.
Presidential Range Tour
Rte. 116, Littleton to Whitefield, then Rte. 3 to Lancaster to Rte. 2 E to Gorham, then Rte. 16 S to Glen, Rte. 302 W to Littleton. Four state parks, numerous scenic vistas and historic villages.River Heritage Tour
Rte. 3, North Woodstock to Rte. 175 to Waterville Valley, then Plymouth Rte. 25 and 25C to Warren and Piermont, then Rte. 10 to Haverhill to Rte. 135 and Woodsville to Rte. 112 to North Woodstock. Superb views, river recreation, agricultural heritage, period architecture. White Mountain Trail Make a loop along the Kancamagus Highway to Rte. 16N to Glen and Rte. 302 West to Rte. 3 South to I-93, the Franconia Notch Parkway to Kancamagus Highway. Views include Mount Washington, Mount Washington Resort, mountain cascades, wildlife and the Appalachian Trail.
White Mountain Trail
The White Mountain Trail is a 100-mile route offering rugged mountain scenery, three historic "notches", 7 covered bridges, roadside waterfalls, 32 scenic outlooks and historic and interpretive sites. The trail loops from Rte. 302 to 16, 3, I-93 and 112.