America's Scenic Byways

Grafton Notch Scenic Byway

21 miles - One hour to drive the byway.

State Route 26 is located in the western mountain area of Maine on the New Hampshire border. The Scenic Byway is unique in that it connects with a New Hampshire Scenic Byway and passes through Grafton Notch State Park. The park has a number of visitor amenities including a number of swimming holes in the Bear River and mountain hiking trails, two of which lead to Screw Auger Falls and Mother Walker Falls. The area is visually pristine, complete with photogenic scenery and wildlife viewing areas.