Franconia Notch

It is a major mountain pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Dominated by Cannon Mountain to the west and Mount Lafayette to the east, it lies principally within Franconia Notch State Park and is traversed by the Franconia Notch Parkway.

The notch was home to the Old Man of the Mountain, a rock formation whose profile is a symbol of NH, until 2003, when it collapsed.

Echo Lake

Echo Lake

Echo lake, different view

Echo lake, different view

Echo Lake lies in Franconia Notch State Park. The park’s Cannon Mountain ski slopes rise directly to the southwest of the lake. Its a beautiful lake to visit. You can see people fishing in the summer times. I was amazed to see a beach area designated to the lake.

Echo lake

Echo lake

Franconia Notch region

Franconia Notch region

We took the aerial tramway up Cannon Mountain, fabulous views.

Mountains near by

Mountains near by

This drive through Franconia Notch took my breath away!  it is one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had!

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Fall over the notch

Fall over the notch

Beautiful fall in the area

Beautiful fall in the area

Fall is beautiful. Its one of the spectacular views I have ever experienced. There are no words to explain the beauty of the region during the season. You have to visit to experience it.

Mountains near by

Mountains near by

Hiking Mt Lincoln and Lafayette is very popular full day hike for good reasons. On a clear day, you are likely to find better views in New England. Combine this with strenuous and nerve-wrecking hiking on the ‘knife-edge’ between Mts. Little Haystack, Lincoln and Lafayette and you have the recipe for a wonderful day out. You would reach around 4000 ft.

Franconia Notch Pkwy

Franconia Notch Pkwy

 The Franconia Notch Pkwy winds its way through Franconia Notch. In this northbound view from the trailhead parking lot is Cannon Mountain on the left and Eagle Cliff in the distant background.

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