This state has to be one of the most beautiful and largely untouched ones in the country! Calling off in Foxborough, home of The Patriots, after leaving Hyannis ( and spending rather longer there than I envisaged), we were later getting to North Conway than we probably intended. Having negotiated the I93 back through Boston (absolute breeze!!), continuing to head north, once we crossed the state line the vista very quickly became seriously forested. Despite this, our sat nav ( remember w're talking 2008 here) was absolutely brilliant & lead us straight to the door of our hotel without a glitch! Fortunately, we were still in time for some duty-free shopping, and took full advantage of the time available before finding something to eat.
We were only due to stay one night, beginning our journey, in a roundabout way, to Vermont the next day. The roundabout aspect was that we wanted to see Mount Washington, although we didn't quite manage it since the gates were closed for the winter. To emphasise the point, we had a heavy snow storm on the way up to Mt Washington.
Returning back to N Conway, we set off for Stowe, our next stop & our route took us along the Kancamagus Highway. What a stunning route - the road's peppered with signs for viewing points & photo locations & we seemed to be stopping every few minutes for yet another stunning vista. The river shot in the gallery became my wife's desktop background for on her office PC for many years afterwards.