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White Mountains have abundant and well-managed roads for travel by car

Auto Routes to the White Mountains

Getting to the White Mountains by Car

New Hampshire's most mountainous region is the White Mountains. It is bordered by the Great North Woods Region to the north, Vermont to the west, Maine to the east, and two New Hampshire regions to the south: The Lakes Region and the Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee region.

One major interstate, I-93 runs through the lower part of the region, while U.S. Route 3 runs all the way to the Canadian border. Some portions of the White Mountains, it should be noted, are quite remote.

From New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and points south: In Massachusetts, pick up I-93 or I-293 north. Take this into Manchester, NH where you will continue north on I-93 into the White Mountains.

From Maine and points east: U.S. Route 2 runs westward from Maine and crosses the New Hampshire border near Shelburne.

From Great NorthWoods and points north: Take U.S. Route 3 southward, which will take you through most of the region. From northern Vermont the most direct route is to take I-93 south into the Littleton area.

From Vermont and points west: Head northward in Vermont to either I-93 south, or U.S. Route 302 east.

I-93 and U.S. Route 3 run a parallel course, passing through Blair, Campton, Thornton, Lincoln, and into Franconia.

I-93 continues on past Bethlehem, Littleton and then into Vermont.

U.S. Route 3 moves northward through Twin Mountain, Whitefield, and then to the Great North Woods Region.

NH Route 25 runs along the border with Vermont, through or near Piermont, Haverhill, Woodsville and Monroe.

Along the western edge of the region, NH Route 16 takes a north/south route through Conway, Glen, Jackson, Gorham, Milan, and Errol.

U.S. Route 2 runs across the length of the region, east to west, passing through the towns of Lancaster, Jefferson, Randolph, Gorham and Shelburne.