The Kancamagus Highway (better pronounce it right: cain-ka-MAW-gus) is a noted scenic highway in central New Hampshire. It is named after Kancamagus, the last sagamore of the Pennacook people, who once resided in the area. “The Kanc” is an east-west section of Route 112 stretching from I-93 in Lincoln to Highway 16/113 in Conway. Much of it lies within the White Mountain National Forest, with no services (other than campgrounds) or businesses along its route.
The Kancamagus Highway is known for the excellent views it provides. Each autumn, hundreds of leaf peepers converge on this road to take in the sights of the fall foliage. In fact, the Federal Highway Administration has designated it a National Scenic Byway. It is one of only 150 roads in the whole country so recognized.
We’ve recreated one of the guide signs pointing visitors to the Kancamagus Highway. Above the highway’s name is the emblem of New Hampshire Route 112, the number “112” in the outline of the Old Man of the Mountain. Below the highway name is the guidance “Next Left”. Our sign is an exact duplicate of the signs found in the field, made to the exact state standard used since about the mid 2000s.
Our Kancamagus Highway sign is flat printed on heavy gauge steel. We’ve used authentic fonts and shield designs to make it look just like the real thing. It comes in five sizes, from 16 in. × 8 in. up to a massive 72 in. × 36 in.! It is a non-reflective sign and can be enjoyed both indoors or outdoors. (If you would like a reflective sign, or one in a size not shown here, or even a totally different route number or name…let’s talk!)