I’m Andrea Klaphake. At Franconia Notch State Park, my main mission as one of the park interpreters is to be a visible resource for park visitors. From providing educational programs to suggesting hiking trails, there will be numerous learning opportunities around each corner. I am elated to extend the New Hampshire Discover the Power of the Parks initiative to park visitors from all over the world.
My introductory experience to New Hampshire has been spent teaching in the Manchester Public School District, trail running on historical paths, and orientating myself to the different flora and fauna of New England. Franconia Notch State Park has beckoned me to its summits, trails and gorges. Are you going go to heed its call this summer?
My name is Madelaine Hunt. Welcome to Franconia Notch! I am so excited to be leading hikes and programs for families, friends, and individuals in the White Mountains of New Hampshire this summer. My programs will give you information about hiking and camping safety, New Hampshire wildlife and nature, and a little history too. Please come join me for some laughs, aha’s and fun!
I have spent the past few summers leading hikes for the Heart Lake Center in the Adirondacks as well as the caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. I have my bachelors in Sociology with minors in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I have a diverse background in the natural history of New England, cave science in New Mexico, and philosophers from near and far!
Franconia Notch is a beautiful place to camp, summit mountains, and bike. Enjoy your time in these mountains and lakes. I look forward to enhancing your experience!