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Summer in Franconia Notch State Park

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!

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 23, 2014 -October 19, 2014.
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 9am - 5pm from May 9, 2014 - October 26, 2014.
The Basin A short walk to a granite pothole formed by a glacier! Connects to Cascades trail with more waterfalls!
Camping Franconia Notch State Park offers two different campground options: Lafayette Place Campground & Cannon RV Park.
Echo Lake & Echo Lake Beach Spectacular spring-fed lake and beach at the north end of the park.

*June 13, 2014 - August 31, 2014 beach access allowed 9am - 9pm, General Store open 10am-5pm, Boat Rentals 10am-4pm (weather permitting) 

*September 5, 2014 - October 12, 2014 Boat Rentals & General Store open Fridays - Sundays. Boats 12-4pm, Store 12-5pm.
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

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

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

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.
Boise Rock This great glacial erratic has been a part of the history and folklore of Franconia Notch for generations.
Profile Lake The spring-fed headwaters of the Pemigewasset River, below the former profile of the Old Man. Fly-fishing only.
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)

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-4pm daily through Columbus Day weekend.

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.