Arguably the most scenic drive in all of New England, the Kancamagus Highway, or “the Kanc” as it’s known by locals (but never the “Kangamangus”!), soars along rides and switchbacks through the White Mountains for some 35 miles between Conway and Lincoln. It’s breathtaking during fall foliage season, and spectacular any other time of year.
Several trails en route lead to short hikes and waterfalls. Just make sure to gas up before you go-there are no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or other facilities along the road.