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Franconia Notch State Park

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Franconia Notch State Park is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.

Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same "Great Stone Face" immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, ride the exciting aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit the New England Ski Museum. Take your time, stop for a swim at Echo Lake, net a trout while fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks, and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, or hike on the Appalachian Trail. Bring the family, stay awhile, and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park.


SGTB .William

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Beautiful hiking into the White mountains and Presidentials, as well as plenty of tourist destinations. The camp grounds are beautiful, clean, and friendly. However, the logging trucks running through the highway that passes through the notch means you will not sleep at night. A stunningly beautiful area, find a camping area or other sleeping accommodations nearby.

Dale Robertson

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Canon Mountain is a great place for "real skiers". It's a steep, fast, cold place with minimal amenities and local accommodations. All this contributes to a less than ideal family friendly destination, which is exactly why I love it! No crowds, no lift lines, and tends to attract more skilled skiers in general. What more could I want? The weekly pricing incentives are the final icing on the cake that makes this my hands down favorite NH ski destination.

Matthew Biggins

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Fantastic views. Going in May was perfect. No tourists. Cool weather. Lots of heavy flow in the rivers and streams from winter melt off

Michael Downs

Monday, May 7, 2018
One of the most beautiful nature made parks in the north east, Franconia Notch sits right on 93. Rather you drive straight through or stop and walk or hike its breathtaking terrain. The area is a credit to the incredible designs of nature.

Steve Brochu

Thursday, March 8, 2018
I have to say that this place is amazing!! The natural beauty that surrounds this place is awe inspiring. There are bike trails, hiking trails, camping areas and swimming spots. There is a ski area right there for Winter activities. The o my thing that's missi g is the Old Man of the Mountain face which is such an iconic thing for New Hampshire as every where you go you see it on signs. I compare this area to the Grand Canyon. Totally different don't get me wrong, but as far as National Parks this one is right up there. I hope this inspires you to want to visit.

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