The White Mountains have long been known for natural splendor, cultural richness, historical charm and stimulating recreation-as well as some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern United States. The White Mountains Trail, designated a National Scenic Byway, encompasses all these aspects over the course of its 100-mile route.
Whether your travels take you along the White Mountains Trail National Scenic Byway, the Northern Loop, or the Southern Loop, you're in for a treat. Along the way, you'll discover spectacular scenery, covered bridges, historic sites, picturesque towns and villages, and friendly people.
North of Franconia Notch State Park is the Northern White Mountains. This gentle countryside is a bit more rural, the pace slower, the views absolutely gorgeous … so get off the highway and explore.
There are a number of ways to make a loop through the southern White Mountains and the Lakes Region; here are a couple possibilities.