Merrimack Valley

Scenic Drives

  • Rt. 4, Boscawen
  • Rt. 129, Loudon
  • Rt. 127, Hopkinton to Salisbury
  • Rt. 13 & 77, Mont Vernon to Weare
  • Rt. 28 to 28 Bypass, Derry & Manchester
Scenic Byways

Amoskeag Millyard Scenic and Cultural Byway
Exit 5, Granite Street Bridge or Exit 6, Amoskeag Bridge to Commercial Street, Manchester. Highlights the American Industrial Revolution, urban history and river recreation.

Robert Frost/Old Stagecoach Byway
Absorb views along a 200+ year old stagecoach route that once clip-clopped from Boston to Concord. Immerse yourself in the landscapes of Robert Frost, who lived in Derry from 1900-1911. Amble betwixt unspoiled woodlands and tranquil Massabesic Lake, or reverence the reflections of a cool autumn sunset on its placid waters.

Upper Lamprey Byway
Sink your teeth into fried dough's crisp sweetness on a brisk September day at the Deerfield Fair. Listen in contemplative calm, letting an eloquent brook do the talking. Stumble upon a timeless treasure while browsing on Northwood's Antique Alley.

Apple Way
Londonderry, off Rte. 128. A special agricultural area.

Canterbury Shaker Village Byway
From Exit 16 off I-93 to Canterbury Shaker Village and back to Exit 18, I-93. Byway highlights Canterbury Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark, as well as conservation areas, open marshes, stonewalls, cemeteries, pre-Revolutionary homes, and access to Hutchins Forest.

Currier & Ives Scenic Byway
Rte. 127 from north of Salisbury to Contoocook, Rte. 103 to Rte. 202/9 to below Henniker. This route provides a taste of quintessential New England.

General John Stark Scenic Byway
Rte. 114, Rte. 13 and Rte. 77. This 34 mile circular route connects the towns of Goffstown, Dunbarton, Weare, and New Boston and is named in honor of New Hampshire's best known Revolutionary War hero, General John Stark.