Our most recommended things to do in Grafton County

Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour

1. Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour

Drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Highway to explore New Hampshire with this flexible self-guided audio tour. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Simply hop in your car, open the tour guide app, and get started. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 35+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Kancamagus Scenic Byway in 2-3 hours. Make your way to North Woodstock to begin your self-drive experience. The tour follows the spectacular autumn leaves of the Kancamagus Scenic Highway, passing viewpoints, stunning vistas, and gorgeous hiking trails. Learn about the region and its history as you drive through the landscape. All audios play automatically based on location. Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Your tour ends at a ranger station near Conway.

From Boston: Quincy, Plymouth, and Mayflower II Day Trip

2. From Boston: Quincy, Plymouth, and Mayflower II Day Trip

Start with a pickup from downtown Boston in a comfortable, air-conditioned, latest model minibus. Travel 30 minutes south to the historic city of Quincy to visit the birthplaces of two former US Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. Next, enjoy a scenic view of New England's coastline as you travel through Cohasset to the town of Scituate. Once in Scituate, you will have the opportunity to visit the Scituate Lighthouse and hear the amazing story of the "American Army of Two." Then, travel along the beautiful New England coastline towards Plymouth. Visit coastal towns, waterfront mansions, and a lighthouse. Once you arrive in "America's Hometown," visit Plymouth Rock. Benefit from admission to the Mayflower II and Plimoth Patuxet and learn about the site where New England was first established in 1620. Climb back on the bus for a relaxing return trip to Boston.

Plymouth: Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. Plymouth: Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Note: This 1 mile-long tour covers the essentials of Plymouth in 1 hour. With an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one, this self-guided walking tour of Plymouth is flexible and customizable. Discover this quaint yet historical town at your own pace. Your journey back in time begins at the Plymouth Visitor Center, where you can get acquainted with the town you’re about to explore. From there, stroll along the waterfront and get a crash course in who the Pilgrims really were and how they built a society. The first major stop is a real treat: a replica of the Mayflower, on which the Pilgrims sailed from England to Massachusetts. Here, you’ll also get the scoop on the Mayflower passengers who weren’t Pilgrims ─ people who were called The Strangers. Afterward, come to Plymouth’s most famous attraction: Plymouth Rock. According to legend, this is the spot where the Pilgrims disembarked to establish the colony of Plymouth. Learn the interesting history behind this timeless historical artifact. Then, continue on to the statue of Chief Massasoit and learn the true story of the alliance between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe, as well the dramatic events which prompted the unusual friendship. Next, pass through the beautiful Brewster Gardens and see the Pilgrim Maiden statue, one of the few surviving sculptures depicting women from this era. As you make your way inland, learn the truth about the first Thanksgiving and what most people get wrong about it today. Later, pass the Burial Hill Cemetery, where many of the town’s earliest settlers have been laid to rest. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Plymouth Grist Mill, which is open to visitors and offers a glimpse back at how the Pilgrims went about their day-to-day lives. As an added perk throughout your tour, enjoy animated videos of most stops, allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots of different centuries or interior rooms.

Kancamagus Highway: Self-Driving Audio Tour

4. Kancamagus Highway: Self-Driving Audio Tour

Experience a picturesque journey down the Kancamagus Scenic Highway, starting from the quaint town of Lincoln in New Hampshire. As you set off, delve into the intriguing past of Lincoln and the iconic Old Man in the Mountain, once a symbol of the Granite State. Your drive will be accompanied by tales from the Pennacook tribe, notably the celestial bear legend, illuminating how the hunt transformed seasons. Otter Lake emerges as a scenic respite, where insights about moose spotting and avian wonders await the keen observer. Travel the highway’s bends and turns that will lead you to the awe-inspiring vistas of Hancock Overlook. Here, nature’s grandeur is complemented with tales of the mountain's formation and Chief Osceola, the revered namesake of Osceola Mountain. Approach the towering silhouette of Mount Washington and be introduced to its deep significance for the Pennacook tribe. This mountain isn't just a geographical marvel, but a testament to the tribe’s beliefs and reverence. Your journey continues with panoramic overlooks that, during autumn, offer mesmerizing views of foliage ablaze in golds and reds. The highway beckons further to Sabbaday Falls, where the legacy of the Pennacook Confederacy and its visionary chief unravels. Visit the nearby Russell-Colbath House, a testament to time but also murmurs tales of eerie disappearances. Continue on and visit the tranquil waters of the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area that invite you to marvel at cascading waterfalls. Spanning these waters is a centuries-old wooden bridge, which stands as both a testament to craftsmanship and a photogenic gem. Concluding your odyssey, be entertained with tales of an unexpected feud between the Rockefellers and persistent beavers. Learn of the Pennacook tribe’s decline and the chilling legend of the Saco River Curse. This self-guided tour ensures you conclude at the Saco Ranger Station in Conway, your heart and mind enriched with history, legend, and the unparalleled beauty of the Kancamagus Highway.

Plymouth: App-Based Murder Mystery Detective Game

5. Plymouth: App-Based Murder Mystery Detective Game

Hit your city’s streets while playing a fun murder mystery game on your phone. Download the app, choose your route, then head out as a solo detective, with a partner, or as a group to get started. Follow the prompts as you travel to different locations within the game map and immerse yourself in an audio tale full of intrigue. Release your inner gumshoe and take on the role of a recent graduate of the Detective Academy. A murder has been committed and you're tasked with solving the crime. Your job is to visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, piece together the evidence, identify the killer, and issue an arrest warrant. Choose the driving route on the outskirts of the city, where you'll park at each location, listen to the audio drama and complete your tasks. Go for the walking map to get outside and enjoy the downtown area. Play the game at any time and move at your own pace, taking a break whenever you need to and resuming once you're ready.

Kancamagus Highway: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

6. Kancamagus Highway: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Download an app and enjoy an audio tour narrator that guides you along the Kancamagus Highway between Conway and Lincoln. Discover not-to-be-missed points of interest, with fascinating stories, tips, and directions along the way. Start your adventure by downloading your app. You can choose to follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full, or multi-day sightseeing trips. Travel the 34-mile long route through the White Mountain National Forest between Conway and Lincoln, New Hampshire, and offers plenty of scenic views and hiking opportunities. The “Kanc,” as it’s affectionately known to locals, winds its way up to an elevation of 2,855 feet offering visitors fantastic views of the White Mountains. On this audio tour you can witness major highlights such as: • Albany Covered Bridge • Lincoln Woods • Lower Falls • Pemigewasset Overlook • Rocky Gorge* • Sabbaday Falls* Venture beyond the paved roads and find plenty of scenic sights to explore including waterfalls, gorges, swimming holes, covered bridges, and more. Even short hikes will get you away from the masses on busy days. But serious hikers can easily fill a whole day on some of the longer trails. Discover an area that is rich in human history, recent and Native American, and share many stories to help you feel even more connected to this rather special area. Get the opportunity to visit some sites that harken back to the days when adventurous settlers gained a foothold in creating farmable land below the granite mountains, and that of course includes a classic covered bridge. Complete your drive in half a day with short stops. It is recommended that you allow a full day to explore all of the sites, enjoy some short walks and basically linger and absorb all of the opportunities. The route can be be driven in either direction and you will be sure to hear about all of the locations and stories and not miss a thing.

US East Coast: Fall Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour w/ App

7. US East Coast: Fall Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour w/ App

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: In this bundle, is 350+ mile-long and each tour takes 2-3 hours to complete. Discover over 22 iconic East Coast fall foliage locations in the US at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour. Best of all, enjoy unlimited access to your audio tour for any future trips to the East Coast. Dive into the history and nature of this striking part of the US, from North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway to Maine's Acadia National Park. This East Coast bundle tour is a must-have, promising an all-encompassing journey through America's historical heartlands, vibrant cities, and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. Whether you prefer urban exploration, peaceful countryside, or the thrill of discovering hidden historical gems, this East Coast tour has you covered. In Massachusetts alone, traverse the historic Boston Freedom Trail, catch an idyllic view from Bunker Hill Monument, or explore Harvard Yard, the heart of the world-famous university. Venture further to the charming Cape Cod, Cape Ann, and Martha's Vineyard, or delve into the past with Salem's notorious witch trials and the historic towns of Lexington and Concord. Your journey through Virginia and Tennessee exposes you to the majesty of the Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains, connected by the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway. New Hampshire's Kancamagus Scenic Byway is a driver's paradise, offering unmatched fall foliage views. Experience the charming maritime appeal of Maine's Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Further south, take in the opulent history and coastal beauty of Rhode Island's Scenic Newport and Newport Cliffwalk. Explore New York City on foot with a stroll through Central Park, one of the most famous urban parks worldwide. Finally, immerse yourself in the nation's history in Washington D.C., walking through iconic landmarks and monumental buildings. Each destination is a marvel in its own right, offering unique cultural, historical, and natural attractions.

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What people are saying about Grafton County

Had a fantastic day. David was an excellent guide (and driver!) throughout, very easy to listen to, very personable and so passionate about the history and the city. The transportation is impeccable and very comfortable, with water and snacks provided. There is a lot to see and the trip is well paced, thoughtfully planned and I would highly recommend it.

My family and I really enjoyed this audio tour. We learned a great deal of information that we would not have done so without it. The fact that it not only has a GPS enhanced math, but also a list of stops was very helpful. highly recommend.

Very interesting. Loved seeing the places on the way to Plymouth. The tour guide clearly loved what she did. She really knew history and was very interesting.

David our guide was outstanding! Full of information and took us to many wonderful and historical sites!

Learned many interesting and historical information.