The run of NH Route 16 from Berlin, New Hampshire to Errol, New Hampshire follows the path of the Androscoggin River and provides great views of the river and numerous access points for canoes and kayaks. The trip is great any time of the year but is especially nice during fall foliage season.
As you snake your way up NH Route 16 stop in Gorham, New Hampshire for picnic items or fast food before heading further north.
There is not much to see in the depressed town of Berlin, I suggest you drive by and continue north pass the paper mills on the river.
Take in the rural vistas along the river.
The Nansen Ski Jump Historic Site on the left of the road is an interesting stop. This is the first ski jump in America and has recently undergone refurbishing.
The Paul O. Bofinger Conservation Area has a large parking area and canoe access. In addition to this more developed access point there are dozens of pull offs suitable for putting in or picking up canoes.
The Androscoggin State Wayside is a nice place for a pleasant picnic or bathroom break.
Mollidgewock State Park is a great place to camp with wonderful sites right on the river.
Part of this drive encompasses the 13 Mile Woods Community Forest providing opportunities for hiking and camping in the area. From here you can stay in a number of state parks in the area, head further north to the northern forests or head back down to Berlin and North Conway.