The History of the Kancamagus Highway

The History of the Kancamagus Highway

Presenter: Glenn Knoblock

Considered to be one of the most scenic roads in America, the Kancamagus Highway draws thousands of tourists to New Hampshire annually. The highway, which runs between Conway and Lincoln and through the towns of Albany and Waterville Valley, was fully opened in 1967, but the development of the highway itself took over 120 years to become a reality.  Located in the Swift River Valley for much of its length, the Kancamagus is the gateway to the southern White Mountains and is not only renowned for its fall foliage views, but such celebrated natural sites as Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls, and Rocky Gorge, to name just a few. Join historian and author Glenn Knoblock as he details the development of this Granite State treasure, and offers a glimpse into what the “Kanc” has to offer visitors all year round.

 

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