Kancamagus Highway: A Complete Attraction Profile of Kancamagus Highway.

NH Attraction Profiles: Kancamagus Highway

 

Kancamagus Highway


Kancamagus Highway

The Kancamagus runs from Lincoln to Conway, passing through the most breathtaking scenery in the state. Kancamagus means "The Fearless One" in the language of the Penacook tribe.

The history of the Kancamagus Highway dates back to the convergence of two small town roads in the 1830's and back to Indian times before that. This 34 mile long road has been open to vehicles since 1959. The US Forest Service began collecting user fees in the White Mountain National Forest some years back and has steadily been making improvements in comfort facilities and scenic viewing stations along the roadway.

One of the best place to see foliage in the United States, the Kancamagus Highway is now designated an American Scenic Byway for "Its rich history, aesthetic beauty and culture."

There are many tremendous scenic areas along the route, and the access to Sabbaday Falls is wheelchair accessible. The Historic Russell-Colbath Homestead serves as a museum that gives a glimpse of mountain living in the 1830's and the grounds can be used for weddings and other events by reservation.

There are six campgrounds along the Kancamagus:
•  Hancock Campground
•  Big Rock Campground
•  Passaconaway Campground
•  Jigger Johnson Campground (the only one with shower facilities)
•  Blackberry Crossing Campground
•  Covered Bridge Campground
The highway's website has a wealth of information from historical information, to activities, restaurants and lodging along the way. You are not really a tourist... or a Granite Stater until you've travelled the Kancamagus Highway.

 

Scheduled Events

  Shadows Fall North   (5/24)
  The Cashore Marionettes   (5/25)
  Paula Poundstone   (5/25)
  Dartmouth Dance Ensemble   (5/25 & 26)
  Dartmouth Sym. Orchestra   (5/25 & 26)
  Lisbon Lilac Festival   (5/25-27)
  Casting For Kirby   (5/26)
  Memorial Day .. Comedy   (5/26)
  Music, Arts & Crafts Festival   (5/26)
  Sheep Shearing & Herding   (5/26-27)
  Weekend Craft Festival   (5/26-28)
  Lean On Pete   (5/26-30)
  The Blues Project   (5/27)
  Duck Race & Music Festival   (5/27)
  Gardens of Jackson Tour   (5/27 - 6/23)
  King of Hearts   (5/31)
  2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts   (6/1)
  FREE Fishing Day   (6/2)
  The Goyette Family   (6/2)
  Night Protocol   (6/2)
  Session Americana   (6/2)
  Wings, Water and Wheels   (6/2)
  
Celebration of Lupines  (6/2-17)
  Farewell Angelina   (6/7)
  Civil War Folk Music   (6/9)
  Iris DeMent   (6/9)
  Murder Mystery Dinner Train   (6/9)
  Farewell Angelina   (6/14)
  Girls Guns and Glory   (6/16)
  Murder Mystery Dinner Train   (6/16)
  Sweeney Todd   (6/21-7/7)
  Barbershop is Back   (6/22)
  Food Truck Festival   (6/22)
  Rhiannon Giddens   (6/22)
  'Fore the Kids' Golf Classic   (6/23)
  New England Brewfest   (6/23)
  Arts Festival   (6/23-24)
  Gail Archer, Organist   (6/24)
  Youth Ensemble   (6/28)
  SitS: Matthew Odell   (6/29)
  Asleep at the Wheel   (6/30)
  Firecracker Express   (7/4)
  The Little Red Wagon   (7/5)
  Devon Gilfillian   (7/6)
  Triathlon & Duathlon   (7/7)
  Gentri: The Gentlemen Trio   (7/13)
  SitS: Bernard Rose & Anna Lim   (7/13)
  REEL Outdoors: Mountain   (7/13)
  37th Annual Prouty   (7/13-14)
  Curtains   (7/13-15 & 19-21)
  Day Out With Thomas   (7/13-15)
  Natalie Gelman   (7/14)
  Garden Tour & Tea   (7/15)

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