Posts by Matt

How Much Traffic is on the Kancamagus?


Traffic on the Kancamagus Highway varies significantly depending on times of the year. For the Fall Foliage season there are a lot of road-trippers visiting the Kancamagus, so the traffic tends to peak along with the foliage. Columbus Day weekend is normally the heaviest weekend for traffic on the Kanc, but the weekends prior are […]


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Finding Moose on the Kancamagus Highway


Finding moose on the Kancamagus Highway is all about timing. Moose tend to be out more at certain times of the day and night and in certain seasons. We are asked the question of when is the best time to see moose on the Kancamagus highway quite often. Many people drive the Kancamagus assuming they […]


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Preparing for your Kancamagus Road Trip


The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is a beautiful natural attraction located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. The scenic beauty has been preserved for many years by protecting the forest land from being developed. While this is what makes your Kancamagus experience so amazing, it can also make some people somewhat ill-prepared for […]


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When is the Best Time for Fall Foliage?


The best time to see the fall foliage on the Kancamagus Highway depends on the weather mostly. Not just the weather in the Fall, but the previous summer weather can also have an impact on both the timing of the fall foliage, the brilliance of the colors, and also the length peak fall foliage lasts. […]


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How Long Does it Take to Drive the Kancamagus?


You can drive the entire length of the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in under an hour without stopping. If you want to see as much of the scenic areas, waterfalls, and maybe get in a hike be sure to factor that in. You could basically spend the entire day on the Kancamagus Highway very easily. When […]


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Is there Cell Phone Reception on the Kancamagus?


Is there cell phone service on the Kancamagus? The short answer is no, but… These days we all want to stay connected, but in reality some of us don’t. We want to be disconnected from the crazy world we live in, we want to be able to tell people “we won’t have cell service while […]


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Can I Drive My RV Across the Kancamagus?


Can you drive your RV or large truck, tractor trailer, etc over the Kancamagus Highway? We get asked this question quite a bit! The short answer is yes, you can drive your RV, tractor trailer or large vehicle across the Kancamagus Highway. Do keep in mind that you will be driving up and down some […]


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Hairpin Turn on the Kancamagus Highway


The hairpin turn on the Kancamagus Highway has been an iconic part of the highway for many years. Lots of people are concerned about the turn when they’re planning their Kancamagus Highway trip. The fact is that the turn, while yes it is a significant hairpin turn, is safe when traveled at or below the […]


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What Does Kancamagus Mean? Kancamagus Meaning is Here!


What does Kancamagus mean? The meaning of the word Kancamagus is actually a a Native American name of the Grandson of Passaconaway. Kancamagus succeeded his uncle Wonalancet about 1684 as the third and final Sagamon of the Penacook Confederacy. He was known as “The Fearless One”. Kancamagus once ruled what is now known as southern […]


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How Many Miles is the Kancamagus?


How many miles is the Kancamagus Highway? This question can be tricky and many online sources have it wrong. The Kancamagus Highway is also called Rt. 112, Rt. 112 itself is much longer. The correct question is how long is the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is 34-1/2 miles from beginning to end. […]


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