Above - Looking south from Franconia Notch by Robert Kozlow
Right - Dow Academy, Iron Furnace Interpretive Center and the Dow Field Gazebo.

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PINKHAM NOTCH
Gorham, Shelburne, Jefferson
Berlin, Milan, Errol
FRANCONIA NOTCH
Franconia, Sugar Hill
Bethlehem, Littleton
CRAWFORD NOTCH
Bretton Woods, Twin Mountain
Whitefield, Lancaster

Right - The Frost Place and the Flume Bridge, Below right - Annual Lupine Festival, Sugar Hill, NH photos by Robert Kozlow.

 

 

 

 

Continue north to ~ Bethlehem & Littleton, NH

Franconia, Sugar Hill & Easton, NH

Franconia is probably best known for being the home of the Old Man of the Mountain. When the famous rock face fell to the ground in 2003, shock resounded throughout the Granite State. The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund was created to perpetuate a remembrance of this well know Profile" of which Daniel Webster once said, ..."Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoe makers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men."

Evidence of history abounds and has a continuity here, that has been all but lost in America, as many descendents of original settlers stayed. Franconia and Sugar Hill each have museums that tell the story a well as the Settler's Museum inside the historic Sugar Hill Sampler Barn.

In the same spirit of independence, lodging and dining opportunities are as varied as the men and women who live here. Choose from a grand hotel or resort accommodations or a cozy B & B or cottage. Shopping is an adventure that will reward you with unique treasures, found in shops nestled among the hills and valleys, or on the village Main Streets.



Robert Frost and his family owned a farm on "The road less traveled" in Franconia from 1915 -1920, and retrurned for many summers until 1938. The Frost Place (pictured above) has been preserved as a museum and poetry center, housing an annual resident poet and writer's conferences.


Franconia sits at the north end of Franconia Notch and Franconia State Park, just off I-93 and convenient to Cannon Mountain, the Flume Gorge, Profile Lake, Echo Lake, Clark's Bears, Indian Head and many natural attractions, covered bridges and waterfalls.



Continuing north you will find the quaint village of Bethlehem with its arts and cultural offerings, and the City of Littleton, was voted for many years to be "The Best Small Town in America".

Natural Wonders and White Mountain Attractions...

Cannon Mountain Ski & Tram,
Franconia Notch State Park,
The Flume Gorge,
Echo Lake Beach,
Clark's Trading Post,
Hobo Railroad,
Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site



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