A Sight to See on Route 16
New Hampshire Route 16 is a 149.5 mile north to south highway linking the Seacoast, Lakes region, and White Mountains. Residents and visitors traveling to the lakes region get a glimpse of the beauty of the Strafford region with the sea of wildflowers planted along the roadside. The wildflower seed mix of Creeping Red Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Alsike Clover, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Oxeye Daisy, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Butterfly Weed, Blackeyed Susan, and Wild Lupine line the Route 16 highway for miles from May-September making a lush carpet of spectacular colors. New Hampshire Department of Transportation Roadside Development staff works with the Governor’s Lilac and Wildflower Commission. The Commission was established by Governor John H. Sununu in 1984 to beautify New Hampshire highways. NH DOT has done a great job in enhancing the view with wildflowers. Thank you from Strafford Regional Planning Commission. For more information please contact Guy J Giunta Jr, Landscape Specialist Supervisor, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Bureau of Roadside Development at GGiunta@dot.state.nh.us.