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Each two-page document includes information about the state’s scenic byways program, in addition to a listitng and map of all state and national scenic byways within its borders.
New Hampshire’s Scenic Byways
New Hampshire is home to 20 scenic byways, totaling over 1,000 miles and showcasing a variety of beaches, mountain ranges, agricultural places, and historic sites; all of which highlight New Hampshire’s unique character. As one of the nation’s original 13 colonies, the scenic byways highlight many renowned landmarks special to the state, including Fort Constitution (formerly known as Fort William and Mary) and Fort Stark, located along the Coastal Byway.
About the National Scenic Byways Program
The National Scenic Byways Program, established by Congress in 1991, recognizes historic, scenic, and culturally important roads, all of which promote economic development and tourism in communities around the U.S. There are more than 1,200 byways in all 50 states.
All scenic byways exhibit one or more of six core intrinsic qualities — scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archaeological, or natural. For a road to be named a national scenic byway, it must first be designated a state, tribal, or federal agency scenic byway. Once achieving that, a road may apply for national scenic byway designation, but its intrinsic quality must be of regional significance. All-American Roads are the very best of the national scenic byways, demonstrating at least two intrinsic qualities of national significance.