Franconia Notch State Park

Northern NH

Franconia Notch State Park

260 Tramway Drive
Franconia  New Hampshire  03580
United States

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Description

The Franconia Notch State Park is the flagship park of the New Hampshire State Park System and spans 7 miles of the Franconia Notch Parkway/I-93 routes 3 and 18.  
 
It includes attractions such as The Flume, The Basin, Lafayette Campground, Cannon Mountain Ski Area and Arial Tramway, Echo Lake Beach, Artist Bluff and Bald Mountain.
 
It also includes a paved bike path that spans the Franconia Notch but does not yet have purpose built Single Track MTB trails and biking is not permitted on the Hiking trails to Franconia Notch or Kinsman Ridge. 
 
The bike path does connect Lafayette Trails in the segment of the bike path that lies on the west side of I-93 north of Echo Lake and there is access to trails connecting to the trails around Franconia Inn Trails just past the park in the Mittersill Ski Village section of Cannon mountian as noted on the Franconia Trails map.  
 
The New Hampshire Parks and Recreation have recently purchased an additional 400 acres of land extending beyond Bald Mountain to Lafayette Brook and down route 18 to the valley floor. 
 
Plans for this area are still being developed but the opportunity to connect MTB trails to the Profile Network is of substantial interest.

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