Beautiful views and sounds of nature
A place to "get back to nature".
As we only had a few hours to spend in Franconia and therefore couldn't exactly tackle the Appalachian trail, we decided to hike around Flume Gorge instead. Starting at the visitor center, the Flume Gorge trail is an easy 3 km loop that leads hikers (well, walkers really) through the 800 ft gorge that runs along the base of Mount Liberty. It was...more
Part of New Hamphire's White Mountains, Franconia Notch State Park is a beautiful area located roughly between the towns of Franconia and Lincoln, covering about 8 miles on I-93. The Old Man of the Mountain, a rocky outcropping on the side of a cliff that looked like a man's profile when seen from a certain angle, was the region's emblem until the...more
Upon his return from Europe in 1915, American poet Robert Frost bought a little farmhouse in Franconia, New Hampshire. He spent the next 5 years there, dedicating himself to teaching and writing, and some of his most famous poems were written while he lived in Franconia. Frost loved to write about rural life in New England, and he obviously found a...more
The White Mountains offer many man-made attractions as well as natural. Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway takes you to high mountain summits with eye stretching views. (as long as the clouds don't move in). Other area attractions include Lost River Gorge, The New England Ski Museum, Whales Tale Waterpark, Clarks Trading Post, Cog Railway, Heritage NH,...more
1 Main St, Franconia, New Hampshire, 03580, United States
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33 Dow Avenue, Franconia, New Hampshire, 03580, United States
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Route 18, Franconia, New Hampshire, 03580, United States
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This was the first of the Elvio's in the North Country. Ask for "Sicilian Style" for the square pan pizza. It's the best. However, they often run out of this dough, and you can get by ordering "double-crust".
Favorite Dish: Sicilian Pizza with Ham. Thick, saucy, and doughy. That's how I like it. But, where the Hell's the beer?!
Unlike other parts of the U.S., there are few warnings in the White Mountain National Forest about closed roads or inclement weather. Even if a road seems to be maintained, it might only be plowed for the first few hundred feet, to allow snowmobile access. Locals carry chains, collapsable shovels, salt, use studded snow tires, and even weigh down...more
Drive! And take back roads because they are very scenic. I recommend the Kancamagus Highway (route 112) if you are travelling from the east or west. A lovely winding 2-lane road through the White Mountains with breathtaking scenery and plenty of rest areas where you can stop and enjoy the view. When you get to route 93, head north to Franconia.more
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Don't stop sightseeing when you come out of the gorge. The surrounding mountains are worth some attention too!
The White Mountains have the most spectacular scenery in the East. The Franconia Notch State Park includes the Basin, The Flume, Boise Rock, The Watcher, Profile and Echo Lake, Eagle Cliff, Cannon Mountain, and the famed Old Man of the Mountains. And most of this is FREE for the viewer.Biking or walking along the trails while looking at mountain &...more