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White Mountain National Forest

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Kancamagus Highway, Supervisors Office, NH 03246-2741
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In planning a trip to see the Fall leaves in New England in sync with the school holidays was always going to be a bit of a gamble. So grateful it was a late Fall and that the leaves were still turning. Loved it here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the Kancamagus Highway, to the Franconia Notch, to the Pinkham Notch, the Flume, Basin, and all the mountains in between, the White Mountain National Forest is one of the most pristine, beautiful landscapes you will find in all of New England. You cannot live...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mmbcde
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We chose the Kancamgus Highway (NH 112) as our route for the day. We were directed here by tourist officials at the Welcome Centers. We were not disappointed. Several campground sites were closed for the season but trailheads remained open. It had snowed recently so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StevenD_FranklinTN
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Few things to help improve your visit. -wear layers, and good shoes -there are no garbage cans at any of the stops -there are many "man-made" stops, the gravel spots on side of road. - the map stops are paved with parking lots and toliets,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mabelene P
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

My bday was across the corner so we packed our bags to hit white mountains for fall 2018. The drive from VA took about 10 hrs, but it's worth each penny when u reach the destination. The beautiful mountains with fall colors are just amazing....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sanmai R
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My husband and I drove through the White Mountain National Forest both before and after our trip to the Mount Washington Cog Railway, and it is truly spectacular! The fall colors were just starting to come out (more in some places than others), and there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

2 hours drive from Danvers. really worth it. We go during winter timr and everything was covered with Snow

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kazama82
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Just returned after a New England trip in our RV. The white mountain national forest is gorgeous! The leaves were turning and just so much grandeur to take in. Don’t miss the Covered Bridge campground if you are camping. No amenities, but each site is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LoriRNMichigan
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This was a mid September visit and we were on our way to the Cog Railway. The trees were just starting to turn, but there were areas with nice color. We always love this time of the year as temperatures are cooler and crowds are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The Lincoln Trailhead is the gateway to a wonderful day hike or to a great overnight. My wife, son and I took our dog on a beautiful walk up a gently sloping trail by the side of the river. It was a well maintained and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 31, 2018|
Response from iamdavidbowieinspace |
Here is what I found, upon doing some more digging: Lafayette Campground is located in the middle of Franconia Notch State Park, along the Franconia Recreational Trail. The campground is open for walk-ins beginning May 19... More
October 25, 2017|
Response from T4934YHandrewh | Reviewed this property |
Tons...at varying prices.