White Mountain National Forest – New Hampshire Franconia Notch State Park. The White Mountains of New Hampshire offer a truly rustic experience for travelers looking to get away from the hustle of daily life and enjoy the serenity of nature.
There are developed campgrounds and backcountry camping areas here, and a couple campgrounds are even open throughout the winter. Dolly Copp Campground is the largest and located near the base of Mount Washington.
Once again by reasons we don’t understand, but love! This is one of those beautiful destinations that is super affordable and ready to be enjoyed by the entire family. Check out the Hotel Links below, great vacation value and many options for consideration.
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When I think about New Hampshire, the first place which comes into my mind is the White Mountain National Forest. But is that everything? Of course, there’s more! Here a list of other fun and fascinating things to do in New Hampshire and places you should visit on a road trip or during your stay.
A trip on this aerial tramway might just be the most spectacular seven minutes you spend in New Hampshire. The 80-passenger cable tram leaves every fifteen minutes to bring visitors up to Cannon Mountain’s 4,080-foot summit.
At the summit, which is New Hampshire’s highest lift-accessed point, you’ll be able to see mountains in four states: New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York — and you can even see to Canada on a clear day!
At the top, there are scenic walking paths that lead to a summit observation tower, a 360-degree observation deck, a cafe, and a bar. North America’s first aerial tramway began operation on this site in 1938, and it carried almost seven million passengers to the top of the mountain during its heyday.
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With an industry leading blend of slides and attractions, Whale’s Tale is sure to be a thrill! Recently, Whale’s Tale was voted TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Waterparks in the United States. Join us in July for our surf competition!
Spend a great day together as you slide, swim, and splash through our world class waterpark—and don’t forget to catch the wave on Akua Beach, our simulated wave!
Beachside Bash is every weekend at the Waveside Stage with family fun and games so be sure to bring your loved ones this summer!
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First discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old “Aunt” Jess Guernsey on a fishing trip, it is considered to be one of America’s most beautiful State Parks.
Gorges are deep channels created by rivers cutting through the earth’s crust for many thousands of years, and Flume Gorge is one of North America’s most impressive examples. Rising up from the base of Mount Liberty, Flume Gorge started to form 200 million years ago during the Jurassic-era.
Today, visitors can explore the area on wide gravel paths and wooden walkways that snake through covered bridges, past waterfalls and into the heart of the massive gorge. The Flume Gorge trail is 2 miles long and features scenic pools, glacial boulders, and spectacular mountain views.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests built this bridge in 1939 and maintained it until it was transferred to the state in 1948.
The tall pine that gave the bridge its name once stood near the rear of the pool as if it were a sentry on guard. The great tree was over ninety feet tall, five feet in diameter, and estimated to be 100 years old when it was blown over in the 1938 hurricane.
Workmen took a sixty foot piece of the tree and placed it over the river forty feet above the water just north of the pool.
Taking other trees that were blown down,they made the footbridge over the pine to protect and preserve it. The bridge is put together with wooden pegs.
The shingles were handmade by John G. Welch and Old Joe Poloquin, who was also known as Indian Joe. The Sentinel Pine Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Avalanche Falls can be found in Franconia Notch State Park on the western side of the White Mountains off I-93. The boardwalk portion of an easy 2 mile loop hike provides excellent views of the beautiful falls.
The State Park is reached by a scenic drive of about 75 minutes from the inn. From atop the flume you can see the 45-foot waterfall that was created in 1883. It seems a storm washed away a huge egg-shaped hanging boulder that lay suspended between the gorge walls.
The boulder has never been found but in its absence the rush of water formed the scenic falls.
Wolf’s Den The Flume is a spectacular natural gorge at the base of Mt. Liberty between Mt. Flume and Mt. …
The main attraction is a 2 mile walking trail including boardwalks through the gorge itself for an incredible close-up view.
Cascading mountain streams flow through a narrow valley creating this picturesque site.
Sentinel Pool is a deep river basin surrounded by soaring cliffs. The bridge was formed in part by the fallen Sentinel Pine, then the largest in the state, when it was uprooted in 1938 by a hurricane.
Wolf Den—This narrow, one-way path lets visitors crawl through the rocks.
Glacial Boulders—This boulder field was created when a great ice sheet moved boulders into the area before retreating and leaving the scattered rocks behind.
As the ice sheet advanced south, at it’s glacial pace, it fractured and plucked many large boulders rights off mountain tops.
When the glacier eventually receded, it left behind billions of these “glacial boulders.” The Madison Boulder in Madison, NH is one of the largest known “glacial erratics” in North America
Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch State Park is located in the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire, United States, and straddles 8 miles of Interstate 93 as it passes through Franconia Notch, a mountain pass between the Kinsman Range and Franconia Range.
Attractions in the state park include site, fishing in Echo Lake (Echo Lake is a 15.7-acre (6.4 ha) water body located near North Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. It is part of Echo Lake State Park, which features a small swimming beach.
and Profile Lake,
(Profile Lake is a 13-acre water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. The lake was given its name due to its location directly beneath the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation which collapsed in 2003.)
and miles of hiking, biking and ski trails.
The northern part of the park, including Cannon Mountain and Echo and Profile lakes, is in the town of Franconia, and the southern part, including Lonesome Lake and the Flume, is in Lincoln.
The park is home to Cannon Mountain, a state-owned ski resort started in the 1930s.
(Cannon Mountain Ski Area is a state-owned ski resort located on Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, United States. Cannon is located within Franconia Notch State Park and offers 10 lifts servicing 265 acres of skiing.)
The mountain is named for a rock formation in the shape of a cannon found on the summit, but the “Old Man of the Mountain” formation was by far the more famous; it collapsed in May 2003.
Cannon is also famous for being one of the most challenging hills in New England. It boasts an aerial tram, which runs year-round, ferrying sightseers to the summit in the summer time and skiers in the winter
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