New Hampshire has places to stay and scenic drives any time of year from any direction and to any point in the mountains, along the coast, near pristine lakes. Travel on state highways and scenic byways, cross over mountain passes, along lumber trails and the Connecticut River - straight through the heart of New England. The coastal byway touches Portsmouth and the beaches of Rye, Hampton, and North Hampton. The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is a place of spectacular beauty as the seasons and the colors change. Circle Lake Winnipesaukee on a special journey through the lakes region.