hile Franconia Notch remains one of the most popular hiking destinations in the state – there are still a few under utilized and less appreciated routes within the park that offer the same spectacular scenery this park is known for. One example is the hike up to Eagle Pass which brings you to a an extraordinary view near the base of Eagle Cliff without having to summit Mt Lafayette or even climb above treeline.
Biking down the Franconia Notch Recreation Path is one of the best ways to see fall foliage while also taking in all the natural wonders and attractions of the notch. From end to end the paved bike path runs about 9 miles starting from Skookumchuck Trailhead and ending at the Flume Gorge.
By Sarah Sherwood, SCA Franconia Notch State Park Interpretive Ranger and NH Corps Member June 12, 2019 was arguably the most exciting day of service for the Interpretive Rangers of the SCA New Hampshire Corps. On this sunny Wednesday we departed Bear Brook State Park, our home of five months, and went our separate ways […]
By: Haley Lesmerises, Interpretive Ranger at Franconia Notch State Park Cannon Mountain is known for its winter fun. The 4080′ mountain offers nearly 100 ski trails and glades covering 25 miles and the highest ski area summit in NH! But Cannon offers plenty of summer attractions as well. I decided to take a trip up […]
You may find yourself driving by the Franconia Notch State Park Tramway (Exit 34B), looking to the great slopes of Cannon Mountain to find, what looks like, black blobs. You look closer and wouldn’t you know it, those black blobs are moving! What you see are Black Bears foraging along the green grassy ski slopes. […]
When I first told my family that I would be one of the Interpretive Rangers at Franconia Notch State Park this summer, the first question my grandmother asked, was “So when are we gonna visit Vicky?”. On August 7th, my mom, dad, and grandma, left home in Cleveland, Ohio and drove about 12 hours to […]
The operative word there being your. You can certainly get a great…okay- better…view for less effort by taking the Aerial Tramway to the summit of Cannon Mountain ($15/ adult, $13/child and 5 & under free). On the tram you ascend about 2,000 ft in 8 minutes and your effort is minimal. All you need to do is […]