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Franconia Notch State Park 'The Ascent I' © Gary Jordan
An 80-passenger cable car brings visitors to the 4,180-foot summit of Cannon Mountain in under ten minutes.
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Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region
Franconia Notch State Park
FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK
FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK
Franconia/Lincoln, New Hampshire

Phone: 603-745-8391
Franconia Notch State Park
'The Ascent I'
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An 80-passenger cable car brings visitors to the 4,180-foot summit of Cannon Mountain in under ten minutes.

Franconia Notch State Park
'The Pass'
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Franconia Notch is a major mountain pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Pictured here is a scenic rest area just after the peak of the pass.

Franconia Notch State Park
'The Ascent II'
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On a clear day, you can see New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and Canada.

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'Peaks of Sun'
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Rain was the venue most of the days we spent in the White Mountains but atop Cannon Mountain I was lucky enough to get a few pictures.

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'Reference Dial'
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At the top of the tower there is a dial that points to what you are looking at. To be seen are New Hampshire, Maine. Vermont, New York, and Canada.

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'Observation Tower View'
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The Tram doesnt quite take you up to the top of the summit. There is a path that leads up another 500 feet where an observation tower stands. Climbing this I was literally in the clouds when I took this photo.

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'Into the Clouds'
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Cannon Tram IIs ascent this day took us right into the clouds.

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'Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway II'
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This location is the site of the first aerial tramway in North America. Placed in operation in 1938 and carried 6.5 million passengers until its retirement in 1980. The present tramway was dedicated in 1980 is more then a mile in length and ascends 2022 feet to the summit.

Franconia Notch State Park
'Flume Gorge'
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Flume Gorge is a narrow gorge approx 70 feet deep that extends along the flank of Mount Liberty 4,460 feet.

Franconia Notch State Park
'Flume Gorge'
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This is the walkway that has to be taken to get through the gorge.

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'Flume Gorge'
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Built right into the steep gorge walls, this stairway is the only route.

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'Flume Gorge'
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Avalanche Falls is at the top of the climb through Flume Gorge.

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'Flume Gorge'
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Avalanche Falls

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'Flume Gorge Center'
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The Stagecoach is on display at the Flume Gorge Center.

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'Atop Cannon Mountain'
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The view from atop Cannon Mountain, after taking the tram up

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'Lookout from Cannon Mountain'
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The view from the lookout atop Cannon Mountain, after riding the tram to the top

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'Flume Gorge'
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Its difficult to capture the beauty of Flume Gorge, because its a non-stop series of one beautiful waterfall after another

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'Silken Water'
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Inside the beautiful Flume Gorge

Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.

Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same "Great Stone Face" immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, ride the exciting aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit the New England Ski Museum. Take your time, stop for a swim at Echo Lake, net a trout while fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks, and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, or hike on the Appalachian Trail. Bring the family, stay awhile, and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park.
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