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. Download the Franconia Notch State Park Overview Map or the Franconia Notch Hiking Map
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. Swim or a paddle 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. Take your time, indulge in some ice cream or fudge. Find the perfect souvenir to take home with you. Bring the family, stay awhile, and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park.
[View of Franconia Notch State Park from Artists Bluff]
PLEASE NOTE: Pets are prohibited in Franconia Notch State Park and only allowed at the designated "dog walks" at the Flume Gorge and Aerial Tramway parking lots.
Hunting is prohibited in Franconia Notch State Park.