Attractions

Franconia Notch State Park has endless adventures for your family, from Cannon Mountain's Aerial Tramway to miles of hiking trails to the Flume Gorge and everything in between!

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Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

80 person tram cars that climb to the summit of Cannon Mountain! Open daily, weather permitting from:
9am - 5pm from May 21 - June 17
8:30am-5:30pm June 18 - October 16

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The Flume Gorge

 

One of Nature's wonders! Boardwalk, waterfalls, nature walk and covered bridges. Park Visitor Center with history, free movie, gift shop, snack bar & restrooms. Open daily from:
8:30am - 5pm from May 6 - June 17
8:30am - 5:30pm from June 18 - September 4
8:30am - 5pm from September 5 - October 23

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The Basin

A short walk to a granite pothole formed by a glacier! Connects to Cascades trail with more waterfalls!

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Camping

Franconia Notch State Park offers two different campground options: Lafayette Place Campground & Cannon RV Park.

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Echo Lake & Echo Lake Beach

Spectacular spring-fed lake and beach at the north end of the park w/ General Store, boat rentals & more.
CLICK HERE FOR BEACH ADVISORY INFORMATION
Boat Rentals & store open Friday-Sunday May 20 - June 17
Open daily w/ full services June 18 - September 4
Boat Rentals & store open Friday-Sunday September 5 - October 10

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Bike Rentals

Rent bikes right at the base of the Tram (Exit 34B) and explore Franconia Notch on two wheels!
Open weekends only Memorial Day weekend through 4th of July weekend
Open daily 4th of July weekend through Labor Day weekend
Open weekends only Labor Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend

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Artists Bluff

A great, short hike to outstanding views of Franconia Notch. One of the most popular hikes in the White Mountains.

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Hiking

There are miles and miles of hiking trails in and around Franconia Notch State Park, including a portion of the Appalacian Trail.

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Recreation Path

An 8 mile recreation path for bicycles and pedestrians that runs the length of the park from the Flume Gorge to just north of Echo Lake.

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Boise Rock

This great glacial erratic has been a part of the history and folklore of Franconia Notch for generations.

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Profile Lake

The spring-fed headwaters of the Pemigewasset River, below the former profile of the Old Man. Fly-fishing only.

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Old Man Museum

Free museum dedicated to the Old Man of the Mountain inside the Tramway Base Lodge. Open during Tramway operating hours. (see above)

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Profile Plaza & Memorial Site

Old Man Museum & Gift Shop

The Old Man of the Mountain fell in 2003 but is not forgotten. Visit the memorial site and Profile Plaza and picture him as he used to be. Follow the signs off Exit 34B.

In the Profile Plaza parking area is the Old Man Museum and Gift Shop open 10am-5pm daily Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend.

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New England Ski Museum

Free museum & gift shop at the base of the Tramway at Exit 34B, rich with the history of skiing in America. Open 9-5 daily.

PETS: Pets are only permitted in Franconia Notch State Park in the designated dog walks in the Flume & Tramway parking lots. Pets are prohibited from Echo Lake Beach, Cannon RV Park, Lafayette Campground, on the Tram and in the Flume Gorge.