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03 Sep 2020

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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01 Sep 2020

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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30 Aug 2020

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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30 Aug 2020

When was the Kancamagus Highway Built?

When was the Kancamagus Highway built? The Kancamagus Highway, officially named the “Kancamagus Scenic Byway” was built in August 1959. It connected the towns of Lincoln, NH and Conway NH. Both of which had roads in the area but the Kancamagus Highway linked the towns together. But the Kanc wasn’t as it is today by […]

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30 Aug 2020

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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27 Aug 2020

Where Does the Kancamagus Scenic Highway Start and End?

The Kancamagus Scenic Byway goes from Lincoln, NH to Conway New Hampshire. The 34.5 mile stretch between these NH towns is officially known as the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. The Kancamagus runs east to west and can be traveled in either direction on this two-lane highway.

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27 Aug 2020

Swimming Holes at the Kancamagus and White Mountains

Swimming holes and places to swim along the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountain National Forest is somewhat limited due to safety concerns. The Swift River can be a great place to swim on a hot day just stay away from the river when the current is dangerous or at high water levels. The best […]

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27 Aug 2020

What River Runs Along the Kancamagus?

The Kancamagus has many water features, the most dramatic of which is the Swift River. The Swift River runs along the side of the Kancamagus Highway in many places. The Swift River is a beautiful river and can be very calm, great for trout fishing, meditating, and swimming when the water current is gentle. The […]

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24 Aug 2020

Is Bear Notch Road Open? Bear Notch Rd in Bartlett NH

There is a lot of confusion recently about the opening of Bear Notch Rd in Bartlett NH, when its open, and when it is closed. In short, the town of Bartlett NH closes Bear Notch Road when its snow covered as it is not maintained in the winter. Bear Notch Rd is then used as […]

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