Great Motorcycle Roads in New Hampshire

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These are some of the best motorcycle roads in New Hampshire. Click on each map for the direct Google Maps route. Send us your favorite routes - along with your pictures! [email protected]

Kancamagus Highway

Route 112

One the most popular motorcycle roads in New Hampshire is the Kancamagus Highway, which runs through the White Mountains from Conway to Lincoln. The entire road is relatively short at an hour ride. But pay the honor system fee to gain access to the short waterfall hikes and lounge on the rockmass of the stream at the foot of the highway.

Photo by S. Scotto

Photo by S. Profenna

Mt. Washington Auto Road

(7.7 miles)

This should be on any motorcyclist's "bucket list". Despite being a short ride, this road is by far the most exciting, challenging motorcycle road in all of New England! The road is mostly paved well, with the exception of a particularly steep gravel section. The ride up is exhilarating. The ride down will definitely keep you in first gear, but overlooks the majestic White Mountains in a way that can't be seen from any other motorcycle road.

Photo by S. Profenna

Photo by S. Profenna

Umbagog Lake to Colebrook

Routes 26 (31 miles)

Start this scenic route north along route 16, which connects to route 27 all the way to the Canadian border. Stay on high alert for deer crossing, as there are posted "High Hit Area" signs posted on this road.

Dixville Notch

Dixville Notch


Hampton Beach to Portsmouth

Route 1A (15 miles)

This short but beautiful coastal road travels along the Atlantic ocean passing numerous state beaches, with various overlooks and twisting turns. The best portions of this road starts near Hampton Beach and winds up to Odiorne Point. Some of these ocean overlooks could be described as a mini version of the great west coast Pacific Coast Highway.

Route 1A

via Google Maps

via Google Maps