Scenic Ride Enjoyed Along Kancamagus Highway
Kancamagus Highway is one of the most scenic rides in the North Conway, New Hampshire area. Stretching 34 ½ miles from Conway to Lincoln, New Hampshire this is a scenic ride to be enjoyed by everyone. The national Scenic Byway climbs to nearly 3,000 feet and is the highest elevation of any paved road in the northeast. The Kancamagus Highway follows the Swift River, which has a number of areas to hike, swim, see beautiful waterfalls, and enjoy scenic vistas. If it is a hot day, stop along the way and enjoy a refreshing dip in the river and natural swimming holes. Just look for cars and you know you have arrived!
Along the way, make sure to stop at Lost River Gorge. The distinctive formations reveal the history of this region as the Lost River weaves though granite, crevasses, and caverns. Franconia Notch State Park is also a noted area not to be missed! Flume Gorge is 800 feet long and 90 feet tall. There is a two-mile trail which crosses bridges, passes waterfalls, views scenic pools and glacial boulders. There is now a little erosion and he is a little under the weather, but make sure to visit the Old Man of the Mountain.
This is just a sampling of what is to be enjoyed along the Kancamagus Highway. On your next visit to the Old Field House Inn, make sure to enjoy this ride during your visit!