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.
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.
This whimsical theme park is the perfect place to spend an unforgettable day with your little ones. The themed rides and attractions are sure to capture the imagination of children and transport you along with them to a world where fairy tales are true. Join your kids on a whimsical journey as you take a spin in Alice's Tea Cups, swoop down slides in giant bamboo shoots and commandeer a mini-tractor in a mini-farm. With several rides, attractions and games, as well as a variety of shows to look forward to, Story Land is a great place to make memories and bond with your child.
Located in the region of White Mountains, the Saco River Bridge was built in 1850 by Jacob Berry and Peter Paddleford after the collapse of a makeshift log bridge at the site. The covered portion of the bridge is 224'9'' (68.54 meters) and consists for two spans. It is 30'4'' (9.26 meters) wide with a roadway width of 18'3'' (5.57 meters). In 1869, the Saco River Bridge too collapsed when the Swift River crashed into it. After being rebuilt by Allen and Warren Conway it was destroyed again by the tannery fire in 1890. The current bridge was built by Charles Broughton and his son Frank.
America's national parks and nature reserves have no shortage of picturesque waterfalls. Among these, one which attracts tourists in droves are the Lower Falls, their cascades gushing forth to meet a pristine pool perfect for swimming. Like the Franconia Falls located about a half hour away, this waterfall too is known for its natural waterslides.