Flume Gorge, Franconia, New Hampshire
Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, New Hampshire 03580| Map |
An awe-inspiring natural wonder, Flume Gorge is a must see for New Hampshire visitors of all ages. “Discovered” by 93 year old Jess Guernsey on a fishing expedition back in 1808, the elderly local could hardly believe her eyes, and finally convinced friends and family to come share in the experience. What they saw was a beautiful natural gorge framed by walls of Conway granite, some of which rise up to 90 feet straight into the air. The narrow gap also features the pounding Avalanche Falls (which was formed by a landslide in the late 1800’s), the rushing Pemigewasset river, an 80-foot deep basin pool and some truly amazing views of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume. Table Rocks, Liberty Gorge and the narrow Wolf Den are also must see features. Plus, the lovely, historic covered bridges are prime spots for family photo ops. Nature fiends will love the huge glacial boulders and wide variety of plant life. Visitors can opt to walk casually through the gorge along a well-developed path (which does include stairs) or go for the two-mile loop. Guests should also be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to purchase tickets, grab a snack or pick up a Flume Gorge souvenir.
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Tips for Families
Flume Gorge is open daily from May to October and children under five are free of charge with a paying adult.
Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, New Hampshire 03580| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults(13+): $15; Children(6-12): $12; Children(0-5): Free More Info