Travel + Leisure writers road-tripped all over the United Stated in search of the 25 Most Scenic Roads in America. They sought out the best of the best, beautiful and breath taking scenic drives in the USA. And wouldn’t you know, one of the chosen “America’s Most Scenic Roads” is the glorious Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (not far from Rabbit Hill Inn). As a bonus, this amazing 36 mile scenic road trip leads right through the beautiful Franconia Notch State Park. This incredible New Hampshire day trip is definitely a “must see”.
If you wish to add some adventure to your White Mountains road trip, set about 3 – 4 hours aside to explore the Mount Washington Auto Road, New Hampshire (another glorious drive in itself). And when you get there, the world famous Mount Washington Auto Road leads you to the most spectacular eight mile journey. This breathtaking (and somewhat white-knuckle) ride takes you to the highest peak in the Northeast. You’ll pass dozens of vista points and waterfalls on the way to the summit. There awaits the brass ring – the dramatic panoramic view of the Presidential Range. You can drive your own car, or take a guided tour by shuttle, or the historic Cog Railway. DO NOT forget your camera/video equipment. And remember to bring proper clothing as temperatures are much lower and wind gusts are much stronger up there.
When planning your New England vacation, be sure to include these incredible, fun, and scenic road trips. Rabbit Hill Inn is the perfect place to stay when visiting the White Mountains & Mount Washington, New Hampshire areas. We’ll make sure that you find your way on to these Best Road Trips in the Northeast.
Header photo of Kancamagus Highway taken by StevesWhiteMountainBlog
Smaller photo taken by WCG Photography