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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.

breathtaking! great for families!

beautiful! every time my family is in the area camping, we must go!

Nice time. Stopped on a whim and was able to enjoy the hike with all 6 of my kids.

Gorgeous view from the top! Great hike to do with my dog!

One of my favorites! I always stop and take this trail when I have time. Awesome view!

Such an amazing hike heading up falling waters trail. Difficult but worth it. One of my favorites so far! Once your at the ridge it's a 1.7 mile hike to Lafayette summit and would recommend heading down old bridle trail on the way down.

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12 days ago

Went in early May a few days after it opened (there's an admission fee in the visitor center). Very few people since it was early in the season and a weekday. Beautiful, easy hike with some amazing views throughout.

hiking
12 days ago

A good old fashioned butt kicker of a hike.

hiking
21 days ago

Closed... but it's May! No pets, not free, thanks Flume.