|General description: A 41-mile scenic route along the pastoral Connecticut River Valley between Claremont and Orford in western New Hampshire.Location: Western New Hampshire.
Drive route numbers: New Hampshire Highways 12A and 10.
Travel season: Year-round.
Special attractions: Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Connecticut River, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Orford Street Historic District, Appalachian Trail, scenic views, fishing, hiking, nature study.
Camping: No campgrounds along the drive. Nearby campgrounds in Vermont include Ascutney State Park (49 sites) northwest of Ascutney (VT); Quechee Gorge State Park (54 sites) just west of White River Junction and Lebanon; and Thetford Hill State Park (16 sites) west of East Thetford and Lyme.
Services: All services in Claremont, Lebanon, and Hanover. Limited services in towns along the drive including Plainfield, Lyme, and Orford.
Nearby attractions: Cardigan State Park, Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, Mount Sunapee State Park, Gile State Forest, White Mountains National Forest, Bedell Bridge State Park, Ascutney State Park (VT), Quechee Gorge State Park (VT), Woodstock (VT). (more…)