New England is all about nature and simple pleasures. The Kancamagus Highway (known to locals as ‘The Kanc’) is a gorgeous scenic drive along Rt 112 in New Hampshire and people flock to this road, especially in summer and fall. The 35-mile drive will take you from Conway to Lincoln through beautiful spots that will draw you out of your car to take pictures. The word “highway” is misleading since it is more of a 2-lane road that winds back and forth next to a river bed, with mountains surrounding it and trees creating a canopy above you.
Here are some highlights of the drive:
When I envision a picturesque New England view, covered bridges immediately come to mind. I go out of my way to drive over these historic structures and my girls always laugh and squeal when we go over them since it reminds them of the opening scene in the movie Beetlejuice. My three favorites happen to be the ones we most go over when in the White Mountains.
Take a peek at how amazing they are:
And just like that…summer is almost over. School starts next week and then homework, sports, and after-school activities take the lead. No more lazy afternoons where the hardest decision is which float to lounge on before the sun sets. My girls went away to sleep away camp for the first time so I feel like I was robbed of two weeks of play. Now we are in the final stretch of summer and it’s time to fit in as much fun as we possibly can. Here is our end-of-summer bucket list…
Farmer’s markets are something my family waits all winter for. For us, these markets scream SUMMER and all the yummy treats that go with it. It’s a great family activity and a good way to teach your kids about the importance of good nutrition. The following are 10 tips for taking kids to farmer’s markets:
New England is filled with quaint, picturesque towns, and Jackson, New Hampshire is one that should not be missed. Jackson is 3 hours from Boston, 1 ½ hours from Portland, and a half hour from Conway. Jackson Village has adorable places to eat, shop, and have coffee. Your mood will be set as you pass through the covered bridge coming in to town. The Wentworth Inn is the perfect destination for families, a girl’s getaway, or a romantic night away.
Click here to read all about my night there….