Hey guys! I got to explore the Kancamagus Highway (112) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, one of America’s most scenic byways to view fall foliage around peak times.
Here’s the video:
There are many stops along the 56 mile stretch you can take and I went to a few that sounded/looked good as we drove by.
We were stuck in 3 hours of traffic just going back down the mountains so I made a quick guide in hopes of helping people who come across this avoid the same fate while in these beautiful mountains.
My Mini Guide:
– If you think you’re going early enough go even earlier! Make sure you have a FULL TANK of gas once you’re in the area and pack a meal/snacks just in case you get stuck too.
– Grab the map if you see it! We had no service the entire highway so it literally saved us. Ricky got it from someone in a visitor center rest stop on the way before Loon Mountain.
– If I could redo it I’d start by driving down to the far end toward Rocky Gorge then turn around to make the stops on the way back to Loon Mtn so if you do hit traffic it’s not as bad as later (and you can scope out what stops you’d like to do) *Also, don’t leave at 3PM, that’s how we got stuck just going back down for 3 hours!
– Avoid Pemigewasset Overlook, it’s beautiful but unless you get a roadside spot, the parking lot becomes a 1 lane in/out jam if it’s busy/getting full.