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Cannon Mountain

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603 823 8800
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Named for its gun-like appearance.

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We visited Cannon Mountain while leaf peeping on Columbus Day. The cable car is a must. There is a trail that goes around the top of the mountain that provides spectacular views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cannon Mountain while leaf peeping on Columbus Day. The cable car is a must. There is a trail that goes around the top of the mountain that provides spectacular views of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and New York on a clear day. The individual driving the cable car also has a very informative narrative and welcomes questions. Although... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Expensive and not very welcoming. Busy with weekend visitors making it a bit crowded. Not very helpful staff.

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This cable car up the mountain is well worth a visit. We arrived too late in the afternoon of a public holiday to go up. but were able to take the trip the next day when the attraction was much quieter. The rim walk at the summit is well worth doing, but if in any way infirm or elderly, take... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is my first time visit to cannon mountain during Fall. Area is very beautiful. There are 2 lakes near by. While going to the mountains there are not many spot available to pull over and take photos (you can pull over should but cop will come and kick you out) but on way back there are couple of really... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

You start off with a fun ride up the mountain in a gondola. The operator gave a very informative and humorous speech about the views and surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Maine and Canada. Once at the top, there are two trails - one goes around two sides of the mountain for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I visited Cannon Mountain in the Autumn, but it's obvious that they have seasonal activities all year long. The colors of the fall foliage were wonderful and I hope to come back in both the summer and winter as the nearby lakes would be great for swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We took the tramway to the top of Cannon Mountain and the informative commentary from the driver was worth the price alone. We were lucky that it was a clear day when we got up there - the views of Franconia Notch and the surrounding countryside are spectacular. Be warned - it's much colder at the top of the mountain... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was a fun adventure and the tram driver was very informative. On a clear day you can see forever and many walking trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We stayed by Cannon Mountain in the fall and was a great trip seeing fall colors and area site. The hiking was really nice however some times not marked the best -- Enjoyed fall vacation here

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Welland, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Be careful before you pay for tram ticket - it can be foggy up there. We went to the Flume Gorge first and bought our tickets there for both attractions because there was a discount if you bought both at once. And the weather was fine at the Flume - a few clouds scudding above, but otherwise nice & sunny.... More 

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