Franconia Notch State Park is located in the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire and straddles 8 miles of Interstate 93 as it passes through Franconia Notch, a mountain pass between the Kinsman Range and Franconia Range. The White Mountains are a Mountain range that covers about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the New Hampshire ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an Interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. Franconia Notch (el 1950 ft / 590 m is a major Mountain pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In a range of hills or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch, A mountain range is a chain of Mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys Attractions in the state park include the Flume Gorge and visitor center, the Old Man of the Mountain historical site, fishing in Echo Lake and Profile Lake, and miles of hiking, biking and ski trails. History The formation was carved by Glaciers and was first recorded as being discovered by a surveying team circa 1805 Echo Lake is a water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. 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 park is also home to Cannon Mountain, a state-owned ski resort started in the 1930s. Cannon Mountain (formerly Profile Mountain) is a 4100 foot (1250 m peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cannon Mountain Ski Area, located on Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is a state-owned area (within Franconia Notch State 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 of 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. An aerial tramway is a type of Aerial lift in which a cabin is suspended from a cable and is pulled by another cable At the base of the tramway is the New England Ski Museum, with exhibits on the history of alpine skiing in New England and America.
On the west side of the notch, halfway up the side of Cannon Mountain, is Lonesome Lake, an easy day hike up the Lonesome Lake Trail from the state park's Lafayette Place campground. Lonesome Lake is a 122- Acre water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, south of Cannon Mountain The Lonesome Lake hut, one of numerous well-kept huts throughout the White Mountains that are maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is found at the southwest end of the lake, near its outlet. The High Huts of the White Mountains are a series of eight Mountain huts in the White Mountains, in the U The Appalachian Mountain Club ( AMC) is one of the United States' oldest outdoor groups Huts offer meals and lodging (reservations are recommended).
Opposite Cannon Mountain, on the east side of the notch, are the Eagle Cliffs, so named for the eagles that sometimes roost there. The Greenleaf Trail, a hiking trail, winds around the south side of the cliff and up to Greenleaf Hut, another AMC hut. East of Greenleaf Hut and outside of the state park is the 5,249-foot summit of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Ridge Trail (also the Appalachian Trail). Mount Lafayette is a mountain at the northern end of the Franconia Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A The Appalachian Trail continues north to Mt. Washington and eventually to Mt. Katahdin in Maine.