Franconia Notch State Park in Franconia, New Hampshire is one of the jewels of the White Mountains. The state park is easily accessible just a few hours from Boston straight up US Route 93. There is definitely enough to see to make an overnight or longer stay.
The Flume Gorge was discovered in 1808 by 93 year old Jess Guernsey and extends 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of the gorge range from 70-90 feet and are 12-20 feet apart. A water soaked walkway winds its way up the gorge.
The Basin is a 30 foot wide 15 foot deep bowl carved into the granite by rushing water. There is a handicapped accessible path to the basin viewing area.
The Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza is the site of the famous granite outcropping that was the symbol of the state of New Hampshire prior to its collapse in 2003.
At the foot of the tram entrance is the New England Ski Museum.
If you want to take a swim or rent a paddleboat there is Echo Lake Beach.
A bicycle path winds its way through the park.
Numerous trails of all levels of skill.
Lafayette Place Campground is in the heart of the park.
An all season destination offering the best of New Hampshire.