There are a number of ways to make a loop through the southern White Mountains and the Lakes Region; here are a couple possibilities.
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.
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.
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.