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Cannon Mountain

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
603 823 8800
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Scenic Drives
Activities: Skiing, Viewing foliage
Description: Named for its gun-like appearance.
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent trip up the aerial tramway,the views going up and at the top were stunning,take a trip to the observation tower(there is a short route)it is well worth the effort, and the restaurant very welcome with good selection drinks and snacks.

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful cable car ride up the mountain. Great for us older folks as it stops to let you on and off. Restaurant at the top with a special beer brewed just for the occasion.

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Goffstown, nh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Today the visibility was almost endless. From the tram, we could see Maine, Vermont and Canada. We were told there are not that many days when the views are so amazing. There is a trail at the top that leads to a tower with 360 degree views. It's worth taking the hike. The scent of balsam along the pathway was... More

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Monroe, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We set out to Canon Mountain with the intent of taking the tram ride before it started to rain...we were not so lucky but glad we made the trip anyway. When we boarded the tram we were probably with 25-30 other people and there was plenty of room. The tram operator was knowledgeable and warned of bumps and noises to... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was a wonderful experience; the tram ride is quick and painless, and the views up top lovely. If you can, take the rim trail up to the summit. It is not that steep but as it is a rim trail it is not for the fainthearted -- like me! Returning down from the summit, we took a shorter, much... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Cannon Mountain Tramway is worth the time for the scenic views. Also have some good local beer on tap in the bar at the top to enjoy while taking in the scenic views.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
47 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Took family up on the morning, problem is that while the weather was fine at the bottom the peak was fogged/clouded in. The operators were very informative.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Tramway is worth doing for the wonderful view on a lovely clear day. The mountain terrain at the peak is beautiful with a short lovely mossy climb to the tower at top. We also rented bikes at the base and did a 9mile ride along bike trails. Beautiful Echo lake and a Ski museum next to the tramway.

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Patchogue, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed taking the aerial tram to the top of Cannon Mountain. Awesome views and some trails most can walk along. You can also climb up the observation tower. The ride up is quick about 7 minutes and there is a restaurant and bar at the top. The ski museum is also located at the base. Recommend for all.

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Berkley, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took the tram to the top of the mountain, the ride up was a lot of fun. Once on the top there is a great walk around and it takes you to a tower which gives you stunning views of the mountain ranges. My only advice is to go early, we arrived at 4 PM and it did not... More

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