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Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Named a 2011 "Best of New England – Editors' Choice" Winner by Yankee Magazine


FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK, NH (May 19, 2011) — The Cannon Mountain Aerial
Tramway has been recognized as a 2011 "Editors' Choice" winner in Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. This designation is awarded by Yankee's editors and
contributors, who name select attractions, restaurants and lodgings in New England to the exclusive list.

The magazine calls the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway one of New Hampshire's Best Bargains for 2011. The Tramway's 80-passenger cable cars - nicknamed Ketchup and Mustard for their kid-friendly colors — whisk visitors to the summit of 4,080-foot Cannon Mountain in
just eight minutes. On a clear day, visitors take in the spectacular scenery, which includes 6,500-
acre Franconia Notch State Park, as well as views of the mountains of four states and Canada.

"It's very exciting that Yankee rated us one of the state's best bargains," says John DeVivo, general manager at Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park. "Because Cannon is
State-owned and operated, we have an ironclad commitment to offering the best values available at any attraction or major ski area. Cannon is a self-funded success story that New Hampshire
can be proud of, and we're thrilled to be coming off of our best ski season and fiscal year in a very long time."

Also at Cannon's summit are scenic walking trails, an observation deck that provides 360 degree views, a cafeteria and bar. Cannon is just one of the attractions in Franconia Notch State Park. At the foot of Cannon Mountain are Echo Lake Beach, the New England Ski Museum, the Old Man
of the Mountain Museum, and The Basin, a 15,000 year old granite pothole at the base of a beautiful waterfall. The 8.8 mile, paved Franconia Notch Recreation Path connects Cannon to
Lafayette Campground, Profile Lake, and the Flume Gorge, a stunning natural wonder that includes towering moss-covered granite walls, cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges,
glacial boulders and much more. For those looking to explore the Recreation Path via bicycle, rentals are available at the base of the Aerial Tramway. A shuttle runs between the Flume Gorge
and the Tramway for riders who don't wish to make the northern trip via bicycle.

"Families can make this a car-free, carefree vacation stop," DeVivo explains. "We frequently have families who camp at Lafayette and spend the weekend or longer exploring the hiking
trails, riding along the Recreation Path, swimming in Echo Lake and visiting the Flume Gorge.
Since the Recreation Path connects with Lincoln, you can bike into town to shop, dine, take in a movie or visit other area attractions. If you prefer, you can hop in the car and head down the Franconia Notch Parkway—one of the most scenic routes in New England—and be in Lincoln or North Woodstock in minutes; or you can head north to Franconia, Sugar Hill and Littleton, all of which have wonderful shops, restaurants and lodgings."

Yankee's "Best of New England" and the Coveted Editor's Choice Awards

"Our 'Best of New England' issue is about where we live and play and raise our families," says the magazine's editor, Mel Allen. "These places happen to be the cities and villages, the beaches, mountains, and forests, where visitors from around the world come to spend precious vacation days. We've filled our pages with the places we want to see, and have seen, and will see again.

Immerse yourself in these places to visit, as beautiful as any in the world, plus more than 250 'Bests,' our recommendations for inns, shopping, sights, restaurants, adventures, and what-have-you."

The 2011 Travel Guide features 288 "Best of New England - Editors' Choice" selections, which include the region's best dining and lodging venues, attractions, adventures, local secrets, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around the region. In the food section,
follow six different trails that spotlight region-specific culinary legacies, including burgers in
Connecticut, lobster rolls in Maine, chowder in Massachusetts, ice cream in New Hampshire, stuffed clams in Rhode Island, and cheddar cheese in Vermont. Plus, Yankee's contributors map
out trails for arts shopping, antiquing, birding, hiking, biking, and paddling along New England’s favorite byways.

Cannon Mountain is also recommended on YankeeMagazine.com.

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About Cannon Mountain: Cannon Mountain is part of Franconia Notch State Park in Franconia, NH. For more information, visit CannonMt.com or call (603) 823-
8800. For information about State Parks, visit ttp://www.nhstateparks.org.

About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned and independent magazine publisher. More information about Yankee: New England's Magazine is
available at: YankeeMagazine.com

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