The Great Northern

Following US‑2 through wide-open spaces is guaranteed to bring new meaning to the expression “getting away from it all.”

New Hampshire

The Granite State

Crossing the broad Connecticut River, which forms Vermont’s 200-mile-long border with New Hampshire, US-2 makes a short but scenic run across the state. From the historic commercial center of Lancaster, just east of the state border, US-2 winds along the wide valley of the Israel River before reaching Jefferson, home to two of the state’s biggest tourist traps.

Continuing east, US-2 curves around the northern flank of towering Mt. Washington and the rugged White Mountains, an area rich in outdoor recreation and scenic splendor. At Gorham, US-2 reaches the valley of the Androscoggin River, which it follows east into Maine.

Map of the Great Northern through New Hampshire.

Map of the Great Northern through New Hampshire.

Mt. Washington