Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest offers truly breathtaking scenery at any time of year, but especially beautiful in autumn with the changing of the leaves.
While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, ride the exciting aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit the New England Ski Museum. Take your time, stop for a swim at Echo Lake, net a trout while fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks, and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, or hike on the Appalachian Trail.
In the winter head for the slopes. Winter is an exhilarating time to be in the Franconia Notch Region - the perfect home base for all types of winter sports and activities. Skiing, the official sport of New Hampshire, offers one of the best ways to enjoy winter. Alpine and cross country skiing share the slopes with snow boarders and twenty-first century snow toys that provide a whole new way to play.