Franconia Notch

Narrow Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch in New HampshireYour group will get the chance to have some truly extraordinary outdoor adventures at Franconia Notch, the mountain pass in between the majestic Kinsman and Franconia Mountain Ranges. Located in the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire, straddling eight miles of Interstate 93, Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway. The entire pass can be seen from Flume Gorge to Echo Lake! This park is the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the Great Stone Face made famous by both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. At the gorgeous Franconia Notch your group will be able to swim, ski, hike, canoe, and even learn local and ecological history of the surrounding area!

While here your group should take advantage of the on-site Flume Visitor Center, where a tour is offered that allows you and your group to walk through the narrow and awe-inspiring Flume Gorge. You can also ride the exciting aerial Cannon Tramway, visit the New England Ski Museum, or perhaps just watch the hawks and falcons of the Cannon Cliffs. Seasonally you may enjoy the Echo Lake beach with a swim, net a trout at Profile Lake, or if you have younger children take part in Discover the Power of Parks summer interactive nature-based program. Hike the Appalachian Trail, rent a bike, ride a shuttle, or even take part in a Flume Gorge scavenger hunt (print from online parks site). If you have a good enough time and wish to stay another night check out the campgrounds at Lafayette Place and settle in for an extremely fun-filled day!