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Cannon Mountain

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
603 823 8800
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Ranked #3 of 13 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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Augusta, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

we saw a lot of people here and they have various activities. it think we may come check it out in the winter

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Suffern, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The views at the bottom, top, and at each altitude in between, on Cannon Mountain, are simply breathtaking! We went up in the 80-person gondola, which I thoroughly enjoyed. At the top, we walked the rim trail, and climbed up the stairs to the observation tower. At the top is also a small restaurant and a brewery. If you buy... More

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nottingham uk
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

As we were on a driving vacation, we came to this part of New England to see the views from the top of the mountain. Well, the weather let us down. But, we made the most of it. We still caught the tram up to the top, good views until half way up, then low cloud and mist spoilt the... More

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North East, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Took the tram up to the summit, the views from the observation tower are amazing, worth the walk along the trail that takes you around the top.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

i am afraid of heights but i rook the tram up to the summit . it was worth being little scared and actually the ride up didn't bother me at all. What beautiful views! make sure you take the trail that goes all around the to and back to the lodge. we rook our lunch and sat off the trail... More

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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were so looking forward to this, and though it's a beautiful place on a sunny day and offers great views, all i can remember is the bugs. First I got bit on the tram uphill, and once we reached the summit they were all over the place. Not sure if these are seasonal bugs, but it is advisable to... More

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sadly despite the sunshine it was hazy, but that did not detract in anyway from the experience of riding the cableway tram up to the summit or the walk laid out around the peak. The tram on the way up was slowed for passengers to admire a black bear wandering the grassy ski runs and despite the haze we had... More

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Winsted, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The guide up the tram "Jack" was very informative. Talked about the mother bears and cubs and the different peaks. The top has a loop trail to the tower. Take it. It is just awesome with views from rocky cliffs. Not for small kids though. 9 year olds and older would be safest on trail. Listen to the thrush and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The price was right (two for one) for a day of Spring skiing at Cannon Mountain. I took my younger son, who had never previously gone skiing, and we had a great day together. The family ski area was particularly great - a bunch of green runs and three blue runs. We never once stood in line. We rented skis... More

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Long Island, New York, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited in the fall (so no skiing or snowboarding) but we took the Aerial Tram up the mountain. For a small price we bought round trip tickets for a ride up the mountain that will surely be pleasing to your eyes if you're lucky enough to go on a day when it's not crowded or you get close enough... More

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