byway enhancement awards

 Highlighting outstanding examples of efforts taken by communities, community organizations, or individuals to enhance their byways.

North Country Scenic Byway Council seeks applications for two categories of Byway Enhancement Award projects:

"By the Byway Award"


"Read the Marker Award"

both of these awards are eligible for Phase II applications

Phase II will recognize projects completed between

January 1, 2020 and October 29, 2021.

Phase II Applications | Due October 29, 2021

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For more information and to submit your nomination form, please contact Katie Lamb, Transportation Planner at North Country Council through email at

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Phase I  Awards

 The first “Read the Marker Award” goes to the town and residents of Franconia for the many improvement to the site of the Stone Iron Furnace Historical Marker on NH 18, which is part of the River Heritage Trail. 


The first “By the Byway Award” goes to the town and residents of Sugar Hill for the many improvements to the Coffin Pond pull-offs, which are also on NH 18.

Non-profit organizations associated with these award-winning projects will receive a cash award of $1,000 from the Friends of the North Country Byways.   The Franconia Area Heritage Council and the Franconia ArtWalk Association will share the cash award for the “Read the Marker Award,” and the Sugar Hill Conservation Commission will receive the cash award for the “By the Byway Award”.