Kancamagus Highway is the scenic eastern strip of the New Hampshire Route 112 and is popular for long drives. This road strip stretches through the White Mountain National Forest for 32 miles (51 kilometers), along the banks of the river Swift. The path is flanked by tall coniferous trees with the river flowing softly on one side and bluish mountains yonder. In spring, the trees wear a fresh look, but during autumn the landscape breaks into myriad shades of yellow, orange, red and brown, bathing the entire region in breathtaking natural beauty. The river bed contains plenty of rocks and pure white sand and one can see numerous waterfalls and bridges while driving through this path. September to November is the best time to hike, cycle or bike through the road.
Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is a fun place to learn about the climate. Their interactive displays will help you understand climatic conditions and weather forecasting better. Some of the popular exhibits here include wind room, air cannon and sail boat pond. Moreover, in October 2019, the center also inaugurated the snowcat theater.
Take a challenging hike or drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge, which can be found at a height of 700-foot (213 meters). Overlooking the White Mountains and Saco River Valley, the top boasts of spectacular views of the verdant landscape and is a popular picnic spot among families.
Diana's Baths Waterfalls is a must-visit for nature lovers. There was a sawmill here and several structures followed the suit. However, once the site became a national forest land, all the structures were bought down. A popular draw in the summer, this oasis features stunning rocks, ledges and cascading falls.
Echo Lake State Park is a popular spot for family recreation. It features a scenic trail surrounding the lake, as well as hiking and rock climbing amenities to White Horse and Cathedral ledges. Some of the popular activities in this park include fishing, hiking, swimming and boating (boats without motors).
Embark on a historic tour on the Conway Scenic Railroad to get acquainted with the unique culture and lush natural beauty of North Conway. This heritage railway operates from the North Conway station, an awe-inspiring building that is part of the National Register of Historic Places.