A sweet ride for bicyclists, the Kancamagus scenic byway cuts through the heart of the White Mountains, from Lincoln east to Conway. Following the path of the Swift River, crossing old Indian hunting paths, logging roads, and dense birch forests, the curvy 34-mile route is especially scenic in the fall. In Lincoln, don't miss the trained black bears at Clark's Trading Post, then pedal on under the shadow of Mount Kancamagus. The North Conway Grand Hotel serves up New England refinement near the end of the road.
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