NEW! Hiker Shuttle

FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK HIKER SHUTTLE

WHO:                       
Hikers accessing the wildly popular trailheads adjacent to Lafayette Campground

Northbound side… Falling Waters / Old Bridle Path, etc.

Southbound side… Lonesome Lake / Dodge Cutoff


WHAT:        
The 2018 FNSP Hiker Shuttle is a paid shuttle (pilot program) to offer rides to those who’d otherwise (illegally and unsafely) be parking on Interstate 93 / Franconia Notch Parkway and walking along the highway to access hiking routes. We will be utilizing two 11-passenger Ford Transit 350 XLT vans.

 

Shuttle cost is $5 round-trip per person, regardless of age. Cash-only when paying driver directly… credit card options at Echo Lake Beach (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) and Lafayette Campground (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM).

 

WHEN:        
Friday through Monday starting August 3rd… service ends on Sunday, October 14th.

One van on Fridays and Mondays from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Two vans on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Hikers are STRONGLY urged not to miss the last northbound shuttle at 8:00 PM

 

WHERE:     
Southbound starting point is at “Peabody Big Lot” at Cannon Mountain

(Exit 34-C, it’s the gravel parking lot directly across the road from the base lodge)

The only southbound “drop-off point” is at Lafayette Campground… and hikers may access all applicable trailheads there

Northbound starting point is at Falling Waters / Old Bridle Path trailhead

(Across the highway from Lafayette Campground)

The only northbound “drop-off point” is the ending point at “Peabody Big Lot”

 

WHY:  

The 2018 FNSP Hiker Shuttle offers an alternative to illegally and unsafely parking on Interstate 93 / Franconia Notch Parkway and walking along the highway to access hiking routes.

 

HOW:            

1. Park at Peabody Big Lot at Exit 34-C;

2. Pay driver $5 per person in cash, or use credit card at Echo Lake Beach;

3. Southbound drop-off is at Lafayette Campground;

4. Save your ticket for return trip and enjoy your hike!;

5. Meet shuttle at Falling Waters trailhead for return trip to Peabody Big Lot;

6. Hand driver ticket (or $5 in cash), or use credit card at Lafayette Campground

 

NOTES: FNSP Hiker Shuttle is operated by NH Parks & Recreation / Franconia Notch State Park / Cannon Mountain Ski Area;

Shuttles may not be called directly for service. General Inquiries 603-823-8800 (8 AM – 4 PM) or 603-823-9513 (4 – 8 PM);

Tickets were pre-printed as Fri – Sun each week, but service is planned for Mondays through Oct 8th;

Well-mannered dogs will be allowed on the shuttle initially… problem dogs and their owners will not be allowed on the shuttle