July 25, 2014

Cruise the Kanc

Kancamagus-Highway

The Kancamagus Highway is a 26.5 mile scenic drive that runs through the White Mountain National Forest from Conway to Lincoln, New Hampshire.  This drive is beautiful year-round, and is a particular draw during foliage season.  In the summer, there are places to swim in the Swift River with natural water slides and pools.  There is a small fee for parking along the Kanc, but all the money goes back into the maintenance of it.  A particular favorite destination of mine is Sabbaday Falls.  It’s a bit past Bear Notch Road on the left coming from Conway.  A small hike in is rewarded with an incredible blue green pool and a beautiful small and accessible waterfall.  Pack a lunch and picnic at any of the stops along the way.  The whole drive, which climbs to just this side of a mile above sea level before descending back into Lincoln, takes a hour or so with no stops.

Be sure to bring a camera.  There’s no end of photo ops.

Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik

Comments

  1. JK says:

    The most beautiful, peaceful place on Earth ~ New Hampshire.
    Don’t forget to gas up in Lincoln or Conway. If you’re below a quarter of a tank when you start the kanc, hope you have some good walking shoes! ;-)

  2. webmaster says:

    Hi JK,

    Thanks for stopping by. It is beautiful there, for sure. Glad you enjoyed the piece.

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