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Welcome to Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the popular 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.

hiking
9 days ago

Had the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Flume trail in early October with some falls colors splashed in....highly recommended

I went today (march 11, 2017) the mountain had a fair amount of ice. The snow wasn't too deep, and it was windy and cold. The trail wasn't bad and it has some great views.

hiking
14 days ago

I hiked down this trail after going up the Falling Water trail. I chose to do it this way because it was a shorter distance to the top and then a more gradual incline to Lafayette. The three peaks are all awesome and worth seeing. Check out my full trip report along with some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/lafayette

hiking
14 days ago

This is an incredible hike, I did the loop so I saw the waterfalls and walked along the ridge. It is awesome. Check out my write up along with some other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/lafayette

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful hike. took our dog with us too. it was a easy hike but def crowded, some say a little too crowded.

we did this trail as a family. it was gorgeous. we had a 3 year old on our back. for me it was easier this way than worrying if she would slip on the steps. we went in the summer. it was truly a beautiful place. got busy at times but for the most part it was spread out and not crowded on the stairs.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Excellent day with temps in the 40's. Excellent base snow with family with moderate incline. Lake was beautiful at top.

Great for hiking or snowshoeing. Went a couple winters ago and had to turn back as it was a little too much for my dog. I went back in the summer, turns out we weren't that far from the summit, but it's a gorgeous view! We used the trailhead off the bike path next to the Flume

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Great snowshoeing/hiking, I like watching the ice climbers. The walkway up into the gorge is closed in the winter, but it's awesome in the summer. There's no fee in the winter

snowshoeing
1 month ago

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Couldn't quite make it to the top with snowshoes on unfortunately ( and stupidly without my poles); a little too steep at the very end. I will be back in a few months to see the ultimate views! Beautiful frozen waterfalls though- not a disappointment. Well-marked trail.