Best Scenic Drives in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in New Hampshire. Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Mount Washington - New Hampshire Highpoint

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    Gorham, NH

    Highpoint rank by height: 18th. Yes, Mt. Washington is "that" place where the highest velocity wind gust in the United States was observed and recorded. Let's put one of those instruments on ...
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    Highpoint rank by height: 18th. Yes, Mt. Washington is "that" place where the highest velocity wind gust in the United States ...

  • #2 Kancamagus Highway Scenic Drive

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    Lincoln, NH

    A 58-mile paved highway that traverses the scenic heart of the White Mountains between Bath and Conway in northern New Hampshire. The White Mountains, encompassing northern New Hampshire, form ...
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    A 58-mile paved highway that traverses the scenic heart of the White Mountains between Bath and Conway in northern New Hampshire. ...

  • #3 The Kancamagus Highway

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    Lincoln, NH

    Beginning at the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, climbing 3,000 feet along the side of Mount Kancamagus and then following the banks of the Swift River as you head toward Conway, ...
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    Beginning at the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, climbing 3,000 feet along the side of Mount Kancamagus ...

  • #4 Kancamagus Scenic Byway

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    Lincoln, NH

    A 34-mile paved road through the heart of the White Mountains. The Kancamagus Highway climbs from Lincoln, elevation 811 feet, to an altitude of 2,855 feet in its first 10 miles. Then it slowly ...
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    A 34-mile paved road through the heart of the White Mountains. The Kancamagus Highway climbs from Lincoln, elevation 811 ...

  • #5 Upper White Mountains Scenic Drive

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    Errol, NH

    An 89-mile scenic drive through deep glacier-carved valleys along the winding Androscoggin River, and through Dixville Notch in northern New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This 89-mile-long scenic ...
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    An 89-mile scenic drive through deep glacier-carved valleys along the winding Androscoggin River, and through Dixville Notch ...

  • #6 Connecticut River Scenic Drive

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    Hanover, NH

    A 41-mile scenic route along the pastoral Connecticut River Valley between Claremont and Orford in western New Hampshire. The 41-mile Connecticut River Scenic Drive explores some of New Hampshire’s ...
    •  41 miles
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    A 41-mile scenic route along the pastoral Connecticut River Valley between Claremont and Orford in western New Hampshire. ...

  • #7 Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Drive

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    Center Sandwich, NH

    An 81-mile loop around the Ossipee Mountains and the north shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. The 81-mile Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Drive follows a series of highways and back roads ...
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    An 81-mile loop around the Ossipee Mountains and the north shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. The 81-mile Lake ...

  • #8 Monadnock Region, Southern New Hampshire

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    Keene, NH

    Think of Southern New Hampshire and autumn and it is most likely you will think of the Monadnock region. The reasons may be many, from the classic old New England towns to the lure of the mighty ...
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    Think of Southern New Hampshire and autumn and it is most likely you will think of the Monadnock region. The reasons may ...

  • #9 Crawford and Franconia Notches Scenic Drive

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    Glen, NH

    A 55-mile scenic route through Crawford and Franconia notches in the White Mountains. This 55-mile scenic drive begins in Glen, climbs over Crawford Notch, and swings around the mountains to ...
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    A 55-mile scenic route through Crawford and Franconia notches in the White Mountains. This 55-mile scenic drive begins in ...

  • #10 Along the Connecticut River, Southern New Hampshire

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    Hanover, NH

    River routes have a unique character all of their own. The mountains that we are used to in this area of Vermont and New Hampshire tend to fade into the background, while valleys and fields create ...
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    River routes have a unique character all of their own. The mountains that we are used to in this area of Vermont and New ...

  • #11 Bristol - Rumney Scenic Drive

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    Canaan, NH

    A 63-mile loop through scenic hills and valleys on the southern edge of the White Mountains. This 63-mile loop drive, beginning and ending in West Plymouth just west of Plymouth and Interstate ...
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    A 63-mile loop through scenic hills and valleys on the southern edge of the White Mountains. This 63-mile loop drive, beginning ...

  • #12 Kancamagus Highway

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    Woodsville, NH

    A 58-mile paved highway that traverses the scenic heart of the White Mountains between Bath and Conway in northern New Hampshire.
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    A 58-mile paved highway that traverses the scenic heart of the White Mountains between Bath and Conway in northern New H ...

  • #13 Connecticut River

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    Claremont, NH

    A 41-mile scenic route along the pastoral Connecticut River Valley between Claremont and Orford in western New Hampshire.
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    A 41-mile scenic route along the pastoral Connecticut River Valley between Claremont and Orford in western New Hampshire ...

  • #14 Lake Winnipesaukee

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    Ashland, NH

    An 81-mile loop around the Ossipee Mountains and the north shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake.
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    An 81-mile loop around the Ossipee Mountains and the north shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake.

  • #15 Upper White Mountains

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    Gorham, NH

    An 89-mile drive through deep glacier-carved valleys along the winding Androscoggin River, and through Dixville Notch in northern New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
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    An 89-mile drive through deep glacier-carved valleys along the winding Androscoggin River, and through Dixville Notch in ...

  • #16 Bristol–Rumney

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    Plymouth, NH

    A 63-mile loop through scenic hills and valleys on the southern edge of the White Mountains.
    •  63 miles
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    A 63-mile loop through scenic hills and valleys on the southern edge of the White Mountains.

  • #17 Crawford & Franconia Notches

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    Glen, NH

    A 55-mile scenic route through Crawford and Franconia Notches in the White Mountains.
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    A 55-mile scenic route through Crawford and Franconia Notches in the White Mountains.