KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY: The 34.5-mile (55.5-kilometer) east-west drive on State Route 112 winds through the White Mountains between the towns of Lincoln and Conway. There are no restaurants, gas stations or other amenities; the emphasis is on the stunning natural beauty surrounding you. Visitors can seek out hiking trails, campgrounds and waterfalls. Some areas, such as the Rocky Gorge, were damaged during Tropical Storm Irene but have since been restored. Some color already is showing, but the maple, birch and beech trees are at their peak usually in the first and second weeks of October. Details at www.visitnh.gov or www.kancamagushighway.com.