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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800
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Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“profile lake” (11 reviews)
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Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800

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Reviewed August 15, 2015

I wish I would have seen this rock formation before it collapsed. The park has done a great job to highlight its history and has placed a creative memorial for all to see what it was like. This is a beautiful and tranquil place to...More

Thank Ana A
Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was very interested in the Old Man of the Mountain Site. I enjoyed the whole place and very glad I made a stop on a cold wet day to see where the old man had been.

Thank kygirlmjr
Reviewed July 26, 2015

While visiting the area a couple of weeks ago we couldn't help but stop by what I thought would be "the grave site of the Old Man of the Mountain". We were pleasantly surprised to see that a little park has been created with a...More

Thank CEB_12
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having visited the sight for many years to view the original face, this was okay. For young people it is a chance to see the history of this natural phenomenon. Peaceful area along Profile Lake does not require a long visit.

Thank majcc4
Reviewed July 25, 2015

My parents used to take us to the White Mountains when we were kids, and mom and dad always took us to see the Old Man. I had not been here since he fell into the notch, so last summer on my return to the...More

Thank Raoul L
Reviewed July 20, 2015

What was once an iconic view of the Old Man has crumbled down a number of years ago, so there is nothing to see but where it USED to be. The tram ride nearby is nice to take in the sweeping views. There are trails...More

1  Thank Genny164
Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped here to see what they did to remember The Old man, I thought it was fantastic. a must see when your in the area

Thank baccg25
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped here with my girlfriend because I was very interested in seeing what the new site looked like. I remembered stopping when I was a young kid with my parents and seeing the Old Man and thinking it was pretty cool. The historical site off...More

Thank Christian R
Reviewed July 10, 2015

GOOD - interesting historicall information. Nice lake and picnic area by site. Easy access from I93, same exit as cannon mountain. BAD - Not much to do. UGLY - They try to visually recreate the image of "old man" rock formation before it crumbled -...More

Thank EMK260
Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband came here at age 10 with his grandparents and now we are traveling with our 8 yr old grandson. This was a planned quick stop as he knew the face had fallen off the mountain. Kind of cool to try and see the...More

Thank Lisa S
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