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Flume Gorge

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lots of snow makes for a great walk. Beautiful in the winter. A covered bridge and lots of outdoor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Beautiful views

We decided to stop here not sure what to expect We hiked for approximately 2 hours and it was well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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An 800-foot gorge that extends from the base of Mount Liberty. It is open from May 8 - October 25.
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852 Daniel Webster Highway, Franconia, NH 03251
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of snow makes for a great walk. Beautiful in the winter. A covered bridge and lots of outdoor scenery makes for a peaceful walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 480jeannee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here not sure what to expect We hiked for approximately 2 hours and it was well worth it The views were amazing and we enjoyed being outdoors We are not extremely adventurous people and we were able to manage just fine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jlee611
Reviewed November 26, 2018

It was a great day, and the wife and i like to hike and take pictures there every fall. the sights are breathtaking must see

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikamor1012
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We rented a nearby log cabin and spent the weekend hiking around, up and down the Franconia Notch. Note that this was November, so the big visitor center was not open, and I can't speak to what that's like. However the winter trail to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank schoonerbum
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We arrived here lunchtime after driving from Stowe, the Cars were parked all along the Highway and the Parking lot was totally full, you had to just sit and wait, we then got to the entrance and were amazed to see a very long line...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank devonroamer
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The place had closed for the season the day before we got there ... all we could do was admire the leaves and the pool by the entrance. Looked good.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

I brought my young daughter (6) here and it was just amazing! The rush of the water splashing right within reach, but safely distant, the towering cliff faces rising 30 feet above you, and the amazing climb up and up and up was tremendous. My...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mmbcde
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Well worth spending a couple of hours exploring, hiking and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Follow the path to the mostly-wooden walkway and steps that run inside the walls of a cool rock formation with a swift running creek with waterfalls. The leaves were turning and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank S4136XSdavidb
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The flume never loses it beauty no matter what season. The tumbling Pemi river sings a song of natural beauty and inspirational rhythm. One should visit every season because the fall, winter and summer flume all have their glory. Spring run off is a spectacular....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mikedZ5951IB
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Come early to beat the crowds and maximize the solitude. We spent about two hours doing a loop including the flume gorge. Such beautiful trails with waterfalls, covered bridges and fall leaves! The visitor center was very nice and included a movie.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Texans112
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October 27, 2018|
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Response from Myrtlefan32 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry dont know if they are open. They do have a website with info if you meed
August 22, 2018|
Response from PaleoGypsy | Reviewed this property |
Hello Karthik, The last day of operation is October 21, 2018.
August 5, 2018|
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Travel Forum Posts
Advice needed with itinerary to white mtns early May (6 Replies)
Hi everyone, We are travelling from Portland and had planned to go to Jackson for 3 days and then drive the Kancamagus H'way to Franconia and visit Flume Gorge, afterwards we are heading to Camden/Bar Harbor and up into Nova Scotia.We are from Australia and love small quaint towns, scenery and moderate hikes.We will be there 8th-11th May but to our disappointment have just found out Flume Gorge,the Scenic Railway and the Cog Railway etc will be closed....my question is do we still go there??...More
January 23, 2012|
Response fromneslaw1|
the towns, scenery and hikes will still be there. Mud season means the snow is melting and the ground gets muddy. hard to tell someone else what to do on their trip but it would not be a waste of time and mud season applies to everyplace there was snow which is most of NE. Do not imagine this to be rivers of mud along the roads (that is so last year). this is not prime tourist season so if you can be flexible, that may be your best choice.
North Carolina
Franconia (14 Replies)
Hi again! I am wondering how long we can realistically plan to see the Flume Gorge and Aerial Tramway? We are trying to fit too much into one day and I found out the park closes earlier than we had realized (5). We don't want to miss out on these sites, but there arent any places we can take time from to get there earlier. Thanks! Kristy
June 17, 2012|
Response fromLoonMountainMan|
Are you asking if you can do the Flume and the tram (on Cannon Mtn, I assume) in one day? If so, absolutely. If not -- clarify and I'll try again.
Leah N
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Best Places To Stay in Fraconia (5 Replies)
Hello All! My boyfriend and I are planning to stay two days/1 night around the Franconia area so we can see the White Mountains. We'd really like to stay somewhere unique, not just a Days Inn. We'd like to stay on or under $200 a night for both of us. Our perfect destination would be a quiet getaway with gorgeous views. We're not super picky on air conditioning or cable. We just want to appreciate this beautiful place :) It would be awesome if breakfast was included but it's not a necessity....More
September 22, 2014|
Response fromLeah N|
I just realized the subject of my post has Franconia spelled wrong. Sorry about my spelling error!