Kancamagus Scenic Byway Audio Driving Tour Guide


1 to 2 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 1
Mobile ticket

Overview

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

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.

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.

No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!

This is not a ticket to attractions along the route. Check covid rules and opening hours before your visit.

Inclusions

  • Live GPS Map
  • Works Offline
  • Audios, Images, and Text
  • Family-friendly
  • Flexible Planning
  • Email, Chat, Call Support

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Our drive down the famously scenic Kancamagus Highway begins at the White Mountain Visitor Center. Get ready to see all the best sights the majestic White Mountains have to offer, and hear about the land's history, the Native American tribes who lived here, and the legends about how this mountain range formed. We'll start by hearing about the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the story behind the highway's fabulous fall colors, and the legend of the celestial bear who created the Milky Way galaxy! Next, we'll get some tips about moose-spotting and bird-watching.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Our drive takes us next to some broad, flat rocks that aren't just great picnic spots--they're also a favorite hangout of otters! Otters love to lounge on these rocks after the sun has baked them, so keep your eye out and you just might spot one.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: White Mountains, White Mountains, New Hampshire

As we drive, we'll fill you in on how the White Mountains actually formed, and why they continue to draw over a quarter of a million visitors every single year. Would you believe this mountain range began back when dinosaurs still walked the earth?

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hancock Overlook, Kancamagus Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251

An optional detour will take us to Hancock Overlook, our first really excellent glimpse of the majestic mountains.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

We'll continue driving until we spot Mount Osceola. This isn't just a picturesque mountain, but has plenty of history behind the name. We'll hear all about Osceola, the famous tribal leader and hero, who 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

Continuing along the road, we'll finally get a good look at Mount Washington, the most famous of the White Mountains and the highest peak in the entire Northeast. Here, we'll learn about the origins of the mountain's name, and how it fits into the Presidential Mountain Range. We'll also see Mount Hancock, another towering summit in that same range.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pemigewasset Overlook, Kancamagus Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03818

Another optional detour will take us to the Pemigewasset Overlook, which offers a stunning view of the sparkling Pemigewasset River. Here, we'll learn about the importance this lifegiving river once had to the tribes who lived here.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The next detour on our route brings us to the CL Graham Wangan Overlook, known to the local tribes as "The Wangan Ground" or "meeting place." At this beautiful overlook, we'll hear about the Native tribes of this area lived. We'll also get a close look at the famous Chief Passaconaway, who aimed to unite all 18 of New Hampshire's disparate tribes! Then, we'll hear the tale of Chief Kancamagus, Passaconaway's successor who found himself locked in a desperate struggle against the European colonists.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sabbaday Falls, Conway, NH

Our drive continues to the Sabbaday Falls, a series of picturesque cascades in a narrow flume. But you'll find more than just the falls enthralling here! Depending on the season, the pools below can take on a deep, enchanting emerald color.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

As we resume our trip up the highway, we'll encounter to Russell-Colbath House and hear the spooky story of the family who once lived there. The husband, Thomas, simply went out on an errand one night and was never seen again. Rumors abound about what happened to him, but no one knows for sure.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mount Chocorua, Chocorua, Tamworth, NH

The next stop on our drive is Mount Chocorua, another of the White Mountains' most awe-inspiring peaks. We'll learn not just about the mountain itself, but also about the chief for whom it is named, and the mystery which surrounds him.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

We'll continue driving until we reach the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area, which features a beautiful, 15-foot waterfall tumbling into a gorge. While we're here, we'll hear the shocking, impossible true story about a young woman who vanished in the rapids, her friends' efforts to rescue her, and the totally unexpected outcome of all of it!

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Our penultimate stop will be at Albany Covered Bridge, a humble piece of architecture that nonetheless proved invaluable to the settlers of the 1800s. We'll learn about how such a small structure can make a huge difference in the wilderness. Next, we'll get the truth about Wigwams and the revenge-driven Saco River Curse. Then, we'll hear the unlikely feud between one of America's richest families and a bunch of beavers, as well as the story of the last member of the Pennacook tribe.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

We'll finally arrive in the Saco Ranger Station, which oversees an abundance of recreational activities to take your trip to the next level! The area features fantastic hiking, camping, biking, fishing, skiing, and much more. This is where our tour officially concludes, leaving you free to embark on whatever adventure awaits you next!

Duration: 10 minutes

Time of tour


Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway Audio Driving Tour Guide
7/21/2021 - 10/18/2023
Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Meeting point

1: White Mountains Visitor Center, 200 NH-112, North Woodstock, NH 03262, USA
2: Saco Ranger Station, 33 Kancamagus Hwy, Conway, NH 03818, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!
  • After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is not an entry ticket.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Exclusions

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Vehicle Rental
  • Food, Drinks & Parking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
kathyfJ407WC
February 2022

I would have given this a good but it wasn’t an option. I’ve driven this road many times and the tour definitely added interest to it. It was interesting but maybe a little juvenile. We left from the Conway side and had a little trouble finding where the tour started. Even if the highway had not ...

NicolettaY_J
November 2021

There were a lot of interesting facts and places that we wouldn’t have known or seen without the audio tour.

herberlovebug
October 2021

This was a great way to tour. Stop where you want, linger if you want! No waiting on anyone else. Tour gives you lots of background stories and history. We would have missed out on some great sites, it just winging it on our own. I will definitely use this method of touring again.

JohnC148431234567
August 2021

My wife and I were in town for the weekend and had a great time driving through. The tour shared some super interesting stories and we didn't miss any of the stops. Directions worked great - the app knew where we were the whole time. You have to download the tour ahead of time and the user interf...

Ron K
July 2021

The concept is a great idea. As we started the route we did not like the recordings. Therefore for us, It was a waste of money.

K9687NIheathers
May 2021

The tour was informative and pointed us in direction to see things we would have missed on our own. It was great!

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