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Cable Car in Franconia Notch State Park

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

This tram shoots up the side of Cannon Mountain, offering a breathtaking view of Franconia Notch. In 1938 the first passenger aerial tramway in North America was installed on this slope. It was replaced in 1980 by t…
Beach in Franconia Notch State Park

Echo Lake Beach

Despite its proximity to the highway, this little lake at the foot of Cannon Mountain is a pleasant place to pass an afternoon swimming, kayaking or canoeing (rentals from $11 per hour) in the crystal-clear waters. …
Historic Site in Franconia Notch State Park

Old Man of the Mountain Memorial Plaza

Franconia Notch was long the residence of the Old Man of the Mountain, a natural granite formation shaped like a man's face that became New Hampshire's beloved state symbol (look for his familiar profile on New Hamp…
Museum in Franconia Notch State Park

Old Man of the Mountain Museum

All New Hampshirites mourn the old Man of the Mountain, a rock formation resembling a man's face in profile that remains the state symbol despite its collapse in May 2003. Adjacent to the parking lot for the Old Man…