Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour

Enjoy the spectacular autumn leaves of the Kancamagus Scenic Byway with a self-guided audio tour! This scenic highway runs through New Hampshire’s world-renowned White Mountain National Forest. The leaves’ vibrant displays makes “The Kanc” the ultimate scenic roadtrip during the fall colors season - or any season! Learn all about the Kancamagus, the landscape, and it’s history as you drive along with this self-guided audio tour.

Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter password, & download the tour. When you arrive, go to Lincoln’s White Mountains Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.

Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!

This is not an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.

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2 to 3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • GPS Map
    • Audios and Text
    • Online Support
    What's excluded :
    • Admission to Paid Attractions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: White Mountains Visitor Center, 200 Kancamagus Highway, Woodstock, NH 03262

    Welcome to Kancamagus Highway! This tour takes under an hour if you just drive, but you’ll have the best experience if you stop at the hiking trails or overlooks to appreciate the scenery.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Otter Rocks Day Use Area, Kancamagus Hwy, Conway, NH 03818, USA

    Take this opportunity to use the restroom or grab a photo with the National Forest sign. If you choose to picnic, swim, or sunbathe, take advantage of those large, flat rocks you’ll see. Otters love to sunbathe on rocks like these -- and so can you!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: White Mountains, White Mountains, New Hampshire

    The scenic White Mountains draw over a quarter of a million visitors each year. People from all over the world come to see their beauty! So as we travel this majestic domain, you may wonder how the mountains came to be. Well let's rewind time by about 65 million years, to when dinosaurs walked the earth.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hancock Overlook, NH Rte. 112 Kancamagus Hwy, Lincoln, NH

    Turn into the Hancock Overlook ahead.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Osceola, Mt Osceola, Livermore, NH 03251, USA

    Osceola was a famous tribal leader… but not of the Pennacook! He was actually part Seminole Creek and part Scottish. * Ok, so why is this New Hampshire mountain named for someone from Florida? * The short answer is… because he’s a hero! Osceola fought off colonial encroachment and resisted the government’s attempts to strip away his tribal lands.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Washington, Mount Washington, New Hampshire

    The most famous of the White Mountains, Mount Washington, stands an astonishing 6,288 feet high! That’s the highest peak in the Northeast.

    Mount Washington is part of a line of summits called The Presidential Range, whose mountains are named after US Presidents and other renowned Americans.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pemigewasset Overlook, Kancamagus Hwy Along Kancamagus Scenic Byway, Lincoln, NH

    Rivers like the Pemigewasset, Swift, and Saco flow south from the White Mountains and travel 65 miles, merging with the Winnipesaukee and then the Merrimack before finally emptying into the Atlantic. This juncture is currently home to the town of Franklin, New Hampshire.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: CL Graham Wangan Overlook, Kancamagus Hwy, Bartlett, NH 03812, USA

    This overlook is also called "The Wangan Ground" or "meeting place" of the Native Americans who lived and hunted in this area of New Hampshire. That’s because the Pennacook didn’t live in teepees, but rather wangans. These circular homes could be assembled and disassembled as the tribes migrated. We’ll learn a bit more about them later on in the tour.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sabbaday Falls, Conway, NH

    The falls feature a series of picturesque cascades in a narrow flume. For the best views (and photos!) try standing on the bridges or observation decks. The sparkling pools below range from pale green to deep emerald.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Russell-Colbath House, Kancamagus Hwy, Albany, NH 03818, USA

    Amenities at the Russell-Colbath Historic Site include toilet facilities, picnic tables, and interpretive signs. The Russell-Colbath Barn on the property is available for rent for gatherings, wedding receptions and events. You can also enter the actual house, which acts as a museum of the time period, with a historic interpreter.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Chocorua, Chocorua, Tamworth, NH

    Mount Chocorua is named for Chief Chocorua. According to legend, Chocorua lived here when colonizers first landed in America. He had a good relationship with the settlers, especially the Campbell family.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rocky Gorge Scenic Area, Kancamagus Hwy, Albany, NH 03818, USA

    In July 1942, 24-year-old daredevil Dorothy Sparks and her friends ventured to the White Mountains for some outdoor fun. But what began as an enjoyable outing soon turned sour when Dorothy’s friends noticed she went missing. They retraced their steps up to Rocky Gorge where they had last seen her. But though they searched everywhere, they couldn’t find Dorothy. They started to worry that she had fallen into the waterfall and been swept away.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Albany Covered Bridge, Passaconaway Rd, Albany, NH 03818

    Having a bridge here was crucial for the settlers of the 1800s. It was their link to a wider world. The bridge provided access from the harsh, undeveloped interior to the small towns here. Settlers would occasionally make the arduous trip in order to stock up on supplies, sell products, catch up on the news of the world, and of course… a little local gossip!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Saco Ranger Station, 33 Kancamagus Hwy, Conway, NH 03818, USA

    In this district you’ll find an abundance of recreational activities, like hiking, camping, biking, fishing, skiing and much more. Check out the visitor’s center for information about the area, interpretive displays, and a place to buy maps, books, recreation passes and other items for sale. It’s the perfect stop to rest and figure out which activities you’d like to partake in. The possibilities are endless!

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    White Mountains Visitor Center, 200 NH-112, North Woodstock, NH 03262, USA
    Departure Time :
    7/8/2020 - 10/27/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Saco Ranger Station, 33 Kancamagus Hwy, Conway, NH 03818, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Boston City Day Trips

Activity ID: V-259620P6

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