The wildlife that can be found along the Kancamagus Highway
region are Moose, Deer, Bears, and a lot of other smaller
animals. Many people come to the Kancamagus Highway hoping to
see a Moose, so we have provided some moose viewing advice...
When is the Best Time to See a Moose
on the Kancamagus?
Moose are more frequently seen in the early
morning hours or around sunset. Moose can be
seen at any time during the day or night
though. Please be careful while driving on
the Kancamagus Highway as moose can be very
dark in color and unlike Deer, the eyes of
the Moose do not reflect light from
headlights, making these enormous animals
even more dangerous to drivers. Never
attempt to chase a moose or any animal with
your vehicle. Moose are generally very
gentle but can charge your vehicle if it
feels threatened. If there are baby Moose
nearby, use extra caution as a mother Moose
will be slightly more aggressive if you get
80% of all traffic fatalities that
involve wildlife in New Hampshire are
attributed to Moose.
Deer, Bears and a lot of other animals are
also more frequent in the early morning and
sunset hours. Please use caution when
driving on the Kancamagus Highway in NH.
Other places you can see wildlife are on the
waterfalls along the Kancamagus Highway.