New Hampshire Transportation

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New Hampshire Transportation

  • New Hampshire D O T

    The website for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation is well done. It is easy to navigate and has a wealth of information that a tourist wants. (see the website below).They provide information on accidents, detours, construction and places where traffic statistically problems often occur. There is a webpage about toll roads and EZpass to...

  • Rest Areas on NH Highways

    This is one state that you'll find rest areas during your drive on the major highways. A few of them include a State Liquor Store. You can't drink and drive, but you can put an unopened container in the trunk compartment to take to your destination.Most of the rest stops have a building with the bathroom facilities and vending machines for snacks,...

  • Parking at Trailheads

    Driving is the only way how to get to the trailheads and around in general. Sad but true.Of course parking at trailheads is rarely free. Make sure to bring some small bills - a day pass cost $3 e.g. at the Sawyer Pond trailhead. The procedure how to pay the fee is quite interesting: First grab an envelope from a box, then detach the stub (see...

  • By car

    To visit New Hampshire you definitely need a car. There is not much public transportation. The closest major (international) airport is Logan International Airport in Boston. It will take you about three hours to drive from Boston to the center of NH (near the White Mountains). NH has two major highways: I93 going from Boston to Canada and I95...

  • Travel like the Shakers did ! :-)

    Thought you might enjoy seeing the way the Shakers travelled around ...probably bringing their vegetables to market somewhere. In some ways the society of Shakers was an enviable life other ways, it simply couldn't sustain itself. Stop in for the tour and learn all about these unusual people.

  • Travel up Rte. 93 north

    Rte. 93 is the interstate highway that goes straight up through the state from the Massachusetts border. It's usually fairly clear of traffic...wonderful scenery...easy travelling. You can set your speed control and just relax. Enjoy the way the landscape changes to predominantly pines and birch trees. I was reminded of my drive through the...

  • Public transportion in NH

    There are two large airports Manchester and Pease in Portsmouth, NH, but the one in Portsmouth only has one airline covering it, Pan Am Clipper Connect. Several bus lines go into NH: Concord Trailways, C and J Trailways, Dartmouth Coach, Vermont Transit/Greyhound, Coach Company. Concord Trailways goes from South Station Boston, MA and Logan...

  • Changeable Franconia Notch

    If traveling through New Hampshire during the Winter, you may very well travel through Franconia Notch. The Parkway is well-built and maintained, but rising to an elevation of 2000', the weather is often unpredictable. Rain in nearby Lincoln is frequently snow or ice in the Notch. As you approach, digitalized highway signs will inform you of the...

  • A Car is a Must in New Hampshire

    New Hampshire is a wonderful playground, so if you want to experience it, you need a car. Our favorite spot was the White Mountain Region with its huge (780,000-acre) White Mountain National Forest. There are also 48 mountains & 49 quaint villages. It's great to hike, but it's also fun to explore it by car. There are only two National Scenic Byways...

  • Secondary Highways

    Secondary highways (numbered) are reliable bets for good scenery. Because these are usually the older road between locations, there are stone walls, larger trees overhanging the road, town centers, small restaurants, and eccentric attractions.Not that the children will appreciate it.

  • Toll Backups

    On busy Friday or Sunday nights, there is no reliable way to get around the toll backups on 93. Too many people know about the immediately adjoining roads. You can skirt 93 to the west via Rte 13 out of Concord (take 89 to Exit 2), or Wallace/Wire Rd in Bedford, but these will only save you aggravation, not time. They are attractive in daylight.

  • Warning: Distances are Farther than they...

    New Hampshire, along with the rest of New England, is deceptively small looking. You may look at a map and say to yourself "I could drive all of New England in a single day!" Well, I'm here to tell 'ya - "no, you can't."Distances are short - at least, as the crow flies they are. But, with the exceptions of the Turnpikes, roads are narrow and...

  • Drive it!

    I imagine that you can get there anyway that you wish, but it useful to have a car when you are there.You should really drive around once you are there since the greatest scenery is along isolated roadways. If you are really keen it would be nice to bike on the roads, but it would be challanging. Motorcycling would also be really great to get the...


    Long known as the 'Carriage Road', the auto road, first constructed in 1855-61, zigzags up the eastern slope to Washington's peak in about 8 miles. There are lots of views, trails and monuments along the road. The toll road leaves NH19 at the Glen House site just north of the AMC camp at Pinkham Notch. $18 includes a bumper sticker that identifies...


    The cogtrain was completed in 1869. The maximum grade is equalled by only that of the track going up Pilatus is Switzerland. The base station is atop Base Road on the west side of the mountain. You reach it going east off US 302 at Bretton Woods. The train ascends the 3 mile track to the peak in a little over an hour going basically straight up...

  • the key to the highway is still a car in...

    Though you should do as much walking as possible in the White Mountains to see the truely spectacular parts of the park, a car comes in handy to not only get there but to get from one point to the next. The roads are a dream to drive on too, with great views and in the time of fall foliage, you'll be glad you can stop whenever you like to take that...

  • Bus from Boston to NH

    Vermont Transit has a route between Boston's South Station and Nashua, NH: Nashua terminal is at 30 Elm Street. Phone: 603-889-2121 Concord Trailways has routes between Boston and Manchester, NH and also Boston-Concord, NH. luck finding public transport...

  • Manchester Airport

    If you're flying in, consider flying into Manchester. It's fairly central to most of New Hampshire and there are some real nice airfares to be found if you're flying into there. Not to mention the fact that you'll avoid the hassle of dealing with Boston's Logan and associated traffic and parking problems.

  • Fly into Manchester Airport

    I found flying into Manchester airport to reach New England on Northwest airlines was the least expensive and the Manchester airport is modern and convenient. Flying from Los Angeles, California there was a change of planes in Detroit, with just an hour layover. Manchester airport is located adjacent to Interstates 93 & 293, Route 101 and the F.E....

  • Travel Routes

    To go to northern NH, take Rt 93 if you just want to get there. Take Rt. 3 if you have the time and want to meander & shop. To travel east & west in southern NH, take Rt 93 to Rt 101..Nice drives on Western NH backroads:Route 13 from Milford to New Boston & beyond.Route 31 from New Ipswich to Wilton & beyond.Route 202 from Rindge to Peterborough &...

  • Best to have Your Own Vehicle in New...

    If you fly into Manchester Airport, I suggest you rent a car. It's the only way to see New Hampshire!

  • Fly into Manchester, not...

    Fly into Manchester, not Boston, the stress and time saved will repay itself for a slightly higher airfare. Drive if at all possible, you'll need a vehicle when you arrive.Umm, drive. Or drive. I wouldn't recommend any other way at any cost. Unless you take some kind of Public transport to the mountains and just stay there hiking indefinitely. NH...

  • to get to the summit of mt...

    to get to the summit of mt Washington u can drive ur car (16usd for car and driver, 6 usd for each additional passenger)or take the steam train going up there - 50 usd per person or so

  • Driving is the best way if you...

    Driving is the best way if you are less than 500 miles away. Great scenic routes. Logan International Airport (Boston, MA) is about 1 hour away. Manchester Airport and Pease Internatioal Airport (both in southern NH) offer great alternatives to the city and Boston traffic. The Down Easter train service also stops in NH at Exeter and Dover with...

  • You can fly directly to...

    You can fly directly to Manchester which has a nice little airport. US Airways serves it, I believe. It's much more satisfactory than flying to Boston and then driving north.You have to have a car. Gas up in the major cities -- Concord, Manchester, Keene -- or it gets pretty expensive.

  • Drive your car and then you...

    Drive your car and then you have easy access to the hiking trails and attractions. I put 2530 km on my car on this trip. If you plan on doing a lot of long hikes, buy a pass that will allow you to park your car for extended periods of time.A dry car is also a welcome thing at the end of a long, wet hike, and you can crank up the heater to dry your...

  • To get to BRETTON WOODS...

    To get to BRETTON WOODS Mountain Resort - (from Providence, RI; Boston, MA; Manchester, NH take I-93 through Franconia Notch Parkway to Exit 35; Route 3N to Twin Mountain, NH, Route 302E to Bretton Woods); (from Portsmouth, NH take Route 16N to Route 302W to Bretton Woods); (from New York, NY; Hartford, CT take I-95N, I-91N, I93S, exit 40, Route...

  • I-93 Exit 20 (Laconia). Take a...

    I-93 Exit 20 (Laconia). Take a left onto 3 North. Go approximately 5 miles to traffic light (Bay Road) Turn left onto Bay Road. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Upper Bay Road. After 2 miles, turn left at the white church onto Steele Hill Road and follow signs directly to the Resorts.

  • Sometimes the only answer is...

    Sometimes the only answer is to walk. This February day followed a day of rain and ice. One could walk on the crust of the snow. It was impossible to ski, snowshoe, or drive a car on this road. This is not a public road that is maintained. Walking today.

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