Historic Roads


Historic roads in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Some roads in the White Mountains started off as stagecoach roads, and they date back to the early 1800s and 1900s. Owners of the grand resorts built some roads, farmers built others, and the Civilian Conservation Corps also took part in the building of roads. These old roads played an important role in the early years of farming and tourism. Today, some of these old historic routes can still be explored, and this work focuses on the history surrounding them.

 

Scenic Backroads, White Mountains

Autumn Foliage - Sawyer River Road, New Hampshire
Backroads of the White Mountains - With the autumn season near, this is a great time to start planning photo excursions into the White Mountains. I have been traveling the backroads of New Hampshire for many years, and always find interesting subject matter along them to photograph. From a photographer's ...

Tripoli Road, White Mountains

Tripoli Road - Livermore, New Hampshire
Tripoli Road, White Mountains - With autumn foliage season in full swing, this is a great time to travel the backroads of the New Hampshire White Mountains in search of the perfect autumn scene. I have traveled the backroads of New Hampshire for many years, and always seem to find ...

Sandwich Notch Road, New Hampshire

The Notch Road - Sandwich, New Hampshire
Sandwich Notch Road, New Hampshire - During the early nineteenth century, thirty to forty families lived in Sandwich Notch. By 1860 only eight families lived in the Notch and by the turn of the twentieth century only one person, Moses Hall, lived in the Notch year around. Now a private ...

Abandoned Vehicles, White Mountains

Abandoned Vehicles, White Mountains
Abandoned Vehicles, White Mountains - Over the years, I have documented a number of abandoned vehicles in the New Hampshire White Mountains, and today I want to share some of them with you. These forgotten relics make great photo subjects. Personally, I love coming across them in the middle of ...

Kancamagus Scenic Byway New Hampshire

Kancamagus Highway - New Hampshire USA
Kancamagus Scenic Byway, New Hampshire - The Kancamagus Scenic Byway, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is considered one of the best scenic drives in the Northeast. Though the scenic byway attracts the most visitors during the autumn months, I think it is a great area to explore ...

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Notes:

• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography. We create awareness for historic preservation and environmental conservation.

• This is not a complete list of historic roads in New Hampshire. It is a work in progress and is subject to errors and omissions.

• As you explore the historical sites in New Hampshire, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands is a violation of federal law.

• While ScenicNH Photography takes great measures to verify all historical information, we do not warrant the accuracy of the information.