Area Info

There is plenty to do in our area. Cannon Mountain and the Franconia Notch State Park are right up the road. Take a ride on the Aerial Tramway to the top of Cannon Mountain for our glorious views. The Park has Echo Lake, with a wonderful sandy beach, the Flume Gorge, and the Basin. With its miles of hiking and biking trails, Franconia Notch State Park offers delights for all your senses. Many of the trails are easy, so if you have never been a hiker, don’t be afraid to give it a try. There are some beautiful waterfalls in the area and some are very easy to get to, even with younger children – just pack a lunch and go for a walk! With a thousand miles of the White Mountain National Forest right next door, there’s no end to what you can see and do!

Right here in Franconia is the Robert Frost Place, the poet’s summer home where he wrote many of his most famous poems. For the history buff in the family, there’s the Heritage Museum and the Iron Furnace-the only blast furnace still standing in New Hampshire.

A few minutes drive to the south side of the Park brings plenty more activities. There’s Clark’s Trading Post with its famous trained black bears, the Hobo Railroad, the Lost River Gorge and Loon Mountain,

To our east is Mount Washington – take the Auto Road up, the Cog Railway or hike to the top and don’t forget the Mount Washington Observatory.  On a clear day, you can see 5 states and Canada.  Santa’s Village and Storyland are also close by.  You certainly can’t do it all in a day!

Don’t forget to take time to just relax and look around you. We have some of the most extraordinary cloud formations here, not to mention beautiful sunsets and plenty of wildlife to keep a watch out for

This is by no means a complete list of what to see and do. For an updated list of special events taking place in our area, check the websites for our local Chambers of Commerce: Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce and the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce. There is enough to keep you and your family enjoying yourselves for quite a while. We hope that you will consider a visit to this beautiful area and we look forward to meeting you!

And a trip to this area is never complete without a breakfast at Polly’s Pancake Parlor.