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).
Cranmore Mountain Resort is a ski area located in North Conway, New Hampshire. This resort was founded by a local businessman named Harvey Gibson. There are over 200 acres (80 hectares) of terrain and has 54 trails serviced by 10 lifts across different levels of ability. Since its formation in 1937, it has undergone a lot of refurbishment and improvements.
William K. Eastman House built in 1818 belonged to a prominent politician, business man and civic leader. The ivory structure was listed in the National Register Of Historic places in 2001. The house is now the headquarters of Conway Historical Society and functions as a museum. Tour around to find some of the artifacts from the period and learn more about William Eastman, one of the most prosperous entities of the village from the period.
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.