My daughter and I just returned from a week long trip to New Hampshire and Maine. We had spectacular weather and plenty of fall color. The drives were breathtaking. According to our car rental agreement, we drove approx. 1,400 miles in total. Flying United from Miami to Newark and on into Manchester wasn't an issue, but the return flight home from Manchester to Newark was 90 minutes late and we missed our connecting flight. With no more flights to Miami that night, we were put up in a hotel in Newark for the night without our luggage. Quite the adventure.
We stayed in Lincoln, NH our first 2 nights, which was a good location for driving the Kancamagus Highway (the Kanc) and exploring the White Mountains. We didn't do much on arrival day since we were so tired, but started fresh on Day 2. Locomotive 140 is on display next to the White Mountain Bagel Company and is part of the Hobo Scenic Railroad. I believe that this train was taken out of service because it was a diesel train. Nonetheless, it sits pretty amongst the fall color.
Our first full day was Saturday, October 1st and we drove the Kanc and continued north up into the White Mountains. We stopped at some of the scenic overlooks and hiked Sabbaday Falls. We had a bite to eat in Conway and visited 3 covered bridges (Albany, Saco and Swift River). We continued north and hiked Glen Ellis Falls in Pinkham Notch. From there we drove the Mt. Washington Auto Road, which isn't for the faint of heart. My daughter drove us both up and down the 6,288 feet and I did not do well on the drive up. Somehow we survived and so did our rental car!
On Day 3 we made a 5 hour drive east to Maine, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We drove the Kanc once again and stopped at the Rocky Gorge. As you can see here, it was well worth the stop!
The way I organized the photo galleries was by location/day. If you can't wait, below is the link to all of the galleries from our trip. The first link below, however, will take you to just the galleries relevant to this post. I will follow up with two more blog posts. One will be for the 5 covered bridges we saw with a little of their history and the last post will cover Maine, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Link to this post's photo galleries: New Hampshire Photo Galleries
Link to all photo galleries: New Hampshire & Maine - All Photo Galleries