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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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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 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great Ski area in the traditional New England Style. It's a bitterly cold mountain and windy at the top, but the quality of the skiing makes it all worthwhile. Some great twisty trails and the front five are incredibly fast and fun. Make sure your edges are sharp though, as it can get very icy in places.

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Bethpage, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful views. The tram drivers are very helpful and informative about what is around and help make the trip more fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I wasn't really too keen on going here, but, I'm glad we got the discovery pass for Cannon Mountain and Flume Gorge combo ticket. We came here on a very windy, very cloudy day, but luckily the rain did not pour until later that day. We went up to the top of the tower and although we cannot see the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even though it was pouring, we were far from home and really hoping to take the tram ride with our 4-year-old. This seemed ill-advised and in doubt when we pulled up to a near-empty parking lot at 9:30 and there was a notice on the door saying it wasn't running due to thundershowers, but thankfully a few minutes later we... More

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