Franconia Notch State Park


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Franconia Notch State Park


Location:On I-93 (Franconia Notch Parkway), in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest (see separate entry in national forests chapter).
Facilities:7 RV campsites with hookups (at Cannon RV Park), 97 wooded tent sites, showers, camp store, picnic areas, food service, trails, beach, bathhouse, boat launch, museum, historic site, visitor center, gift shop, aerial tramway, restrooms.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, winter sports, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Over time, fluvial and glacial erosive forces have formed spectacular scenery and natural geologic formations at this site. Park was home to New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain, a granite outcropping that looked like a profile of a man. Sadly, the formation collapsed May 3, 2003. Attractions at Franconia Notch include Flume Gorge, New England Ski Museum, and an aerial tramway to the summit of 4,180-foot Cannon Mountain. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through the park (see separate entry in national trails section).
Franconia, NH 03580

Phone:603-745-8391
Web: www.franconianotchstatepark.com
Size: 6,693 acres.

See other parks in New Hampshire.
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We were getting ready to open the visitors center," said O'Connor, park manager for Franconia Notch State Park.
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As the general manager at Cannon Mountain Ski Area and Franconia Notch State Park, I think it's time for the public to hear our official position on the leasing amendment attached to the state's 2012-13 budget recently approved by the Senate.
Sixth, because Cannon is located inside Franconia Notch State Park, leasing will involve a much more complicated transudation than at Mt.
Veteran observers of the Cannon debate, like Dick Hamilton, of Littleton--who for years promoted the region for White Mountains Attractions--said Franconia Notch State Park, where Cannon is located "is so unique because of all the players" and its historical importance to the state and its people.
To John DeVivo, the snowfall also was the perfect kickoff to his first season as general manager of Cannon Mountain Ski Resort and Franconia Notch State Park.
Lynch said he opposes a bill that could lead to leasing Cannon, which is part of Franconia Notch State Park.
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