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This is a must ride road if you're in the White Mountains.
It is in very good shape and has some great sweepers and relatively tight turns.
The only downside is potential car traffic as it's a two lane road with minimal (if any) passing lanes.
Go early in the AM or at dusk to mitigate traffic, just be sure to watch out for wildlife as some of the turns are switchbacks and can have you on deer/moose in a hurry.
- Jay Osper (7/8/12)
After meeting a local rider at Glen Junction Restaurant (great breakfast), he suggested we ride Bear Notch Road, then loop around on the Kancamagus Highway, finishing off on the West Side Road (aka Farmers Road to locals).
The roads’ fresh black top, coupled with tight corners and narrow treed sections, made for a fantastic ride.
Unfortunately we got stuck behind a couple of 4-wheeled vehicles which slowed us down but we still enjoyed the ride.
Once again the “closed in winter” sign signified a great curvy ride.
- Anonymous (6/5/12)
This is a 'must ride' if you are in the White Mountains.
It’s a great road on a sport bike or on a cruiser.
Turns are well banked, and there are no surprises, such as decreasing radius turns, or drop offs at the end of a corner.
A friend and I rode it 8 times in a row, as the other roads in the area are more clogged with traffic, and this one gets better every ride.
- Randy Butler (9/5/11)
Oh, what a road.
Was on it last spring.
The new pavment was just laid down and so new they didnt even put down the marker paint.
Was like riding on curvy black glass, ohhhh so nice.
We happened to ride Bear Notch Road round trip from the Kanc to Bartlett and back on Sept. 20, 2010.
What a great road.
Newly resurfaced and the views were incredible.
Two of us on late model American Made Cruisers.
If you get a chance to ride Bear Notch Road, don't pass it up.
- Geof Tillotson (10/6/10)
Just an update. I was reading a comment on Bear Notch Road that was posted in 2006, there is no longer a store at the intersection of 302 and Bear Notch Road.
The closest gas is to take a right on 302 and drive back into Glen, NH.
This is only about 6 miles, though.
- Sean Edmunds (7/7/10)
Was on this road at the end of May and it was great.
It has just been resurfaced so it's a very nice ride right now.
- 'Sherpa', Barrington, NH (6/3/10)
A very twisty, narrow road that is plenty of fun.
It is bumpy, but the scenery and curves are great.
Bear Notch Road connects the Kancamangus (Route 112) to Route 302.
It is a great way to cut over to the Kanc from the Conway area or to get back into town.
A gas station is located at the 302/Bear Notch Road intersection should you be running low after spirited runs on the Kanc.
A highly recommended road to combine with the Kanc for a nice ride.
- Rider from Somersworth, New Hampshire (8/2/06)
A great way to connect 'The Kanc' with 302.
Skips the headaches of Route 16 and Conway.
Only open May 1 to November 1.
Classic NE mountain road.
It can be a bit rough, but slowing down and enjoying the scenery beats looking at the back of an RV on Route 16.
If your bike has enough suspension travel, you will barely notice the bumbs.
- Charles Brown (7/10/06)