New Hampshire Route 123 + ADD NEW ROUTE
- Trip Toolbox
New Hampshire Route 123 is a 62.95-mile long secondary north-south state highway in southwestern New Hampshire. The southern terminus of the route is at the Massachusetts state line in Mason where, as Valley Road, the road continues as an unnumbered local road in the town of Townsend. The northern terminus, as signed, is at the Vermont border, where NH 123 continues west for a half-mile to U.S. Route 5 as Vermont Route 123. Route logs, however, place the terminus at New Hampshire Route 12 in Walpole.
In Walpole, NH 123 departs Whitcomb Road and turns south onto NH 12 to run north-south alongside the Connecticut River, the water body that represents the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. One point of interest is that for the entire length of the NH 12/NH 123 concurrency, NH 123 south is, in reality, heading north on the compass while NH 123 north is traveling to the south.
This road has so much beautiful farm land, mountain views and pretty lakes that any time of the year is the right time to tour it. Keep an eye open for Moose, bear and lots of other critters moving about. Nice cattle farms with some misty morning meadows full of Scottish highlanders.
The roads are in good shape and there are lots of twists and turns. Some good hills and a few nice straight-aways, but the speed is roughly 35-45 mph and it crosses a few major routes so you have to be alert.
The ride brings you through many small towns and there's many good places to stop and eat along the way. Not a lot of pull off's but a great ride if you like to avoid traffic and crazy people.
Nickname (optional) : Dave S.