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Contoocook River Scenic Highway

29.3 miles: 0 hours, 41 minutes

The Contoocook River, for which the byway is named, meanders beside parts of US 202 in southern New Hampshire. The river and other bodies of water peek through the heavily wooded terrain. An autumn drive through this forested area is particularly lovely.


US 202 in south central New Hampshire passes through small towns and rural areas where you’ll see magnificent views of Pool Pond, Mountain Brook Reservoir and Cheshire Pond, all of which are bordered by trees. The Contoocook River is a constant companion along this byway, which features classic New England landscapes.


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