Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Franconia

Frost Place

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was America's most renowned and best-loved poet in the mid-20th century. For several years he lived with his wife and children on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his…
Caves in North Woodstock & Lincoln

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Adventurous kids will enjoy exploring the this network of caverns and crevices formed by glaciers millions of years ago. Each cave has its own title and story, from the Bear Crawl to the Dungeon. Climbing, crawling …
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…
Museum in Franconia

Sugar Hill Sampler

It all started with a collection of heirlooms amassed by the Aldrich family over the many years they have lived in Sugar Hill Village. Today this collection has expanded to include all sorts of local memorabilia dat…
Amusement Park in North Woodstock & Lincoln

Clark's Trading Post

Just north of North Woodstock on US 3, Clark's has been a traditional family stop since 1928. If the children are bored from too much time in the car, Clark's has an old-fashioned photo parlor, water-bumper boats, a…