The Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park NH
Visit the Flume in Franconia Notch State Park is located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. The Flume Gorge is a popular natural attraction. The Flume was formed by the glaciers thousands of years ago. Walkway lead you through the narrow chasm. Bring your camera and use caution. Ask us about Flume Gorge Franconia Notch Vacations or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.
Flume Gorge Franconia Notch NH
Best Western White Mountain Resort, 87 Wallace Hill Road, Franconia, NH 03580 | 888-669-6777 or 603-823-7422
The BEST WESTERN White Mountain Inn is an outdoor enthusiast's dream! Located in Franconia, this New Hampshire hotel proudly offers the best in customer service and amenities at an affordable rate. Guests staying at this Franconia inn will be a short distance from Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain Ski Park, Loon Mountain Ski Resort and the Wildcat Mountain Ski area. Other nearby outdoor activities include hiking, biking and golf. Favorite attractions in Franconia include the Mount Washington Auto Road, Mt. Washington Cog Railway and Santa's Village.
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Polly's Pancke Parlor, 672 Route 17, Sugar Hill, NH 03585 | 603-823-5575
Polly's Pancake Parlor has been serving yummy home cooked meals for over 75 years. Enjoy a stack of Oatmeal Buttermilk, Buckwheat or Whole Wheat pancakes. Sit back and savor a waffle of your choice smothered in real New Hampshire maple syrup or come for lunch and have a slice of quiche made with local Harman's cheese. Shop for gifts, pancake mixes and NH Maple Syrup. Reservations taken on weekends.
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Franconia Notch Vacations, 267 Main Street, Franconia, NH 03580 | 800-227-5536
Vacation chalets, private homes and condominiums in the Northern White Mountains of New Hampshire. Franconia Notch Vacations is dedicated to listing private chalets and second homes for vacation rentals and real estate sales. Listed homes are all professionally managed, self-catering and meet rigid standards of comfort and cleanliness. All are appointed to provide you with an exceptional White Mountain vacation experience.
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A flume is a deep and narrow chute that is used to divert water such as streams, transport logs down steep mountains, or at one time power mills. When this occurs naturally it is often referred to as a gorge. Instead of the deep chasm being formed with wooden planks they are formed with rock walls. This particular Flume is naturally occurring but was used as a log transport and power resource. It is called The Flume because those that found it were used to seeing the artificial flumes and thus referred to this natural wonder by the name they were familiar with.
The Flume has a boardwalk path from which visitors can view the gorge. In this area are also some gorgeous waterfalls, vistas and even a covered bridge. Please be aware that the boardwalk is taken down for the winter and put back up each spring. This is because the walls can be up to two feet thick and when the spring thaw comes anything in its path is washed away.
Some attractions in Franconia Notch State Park include:
Some other attractions in Franconia Notch State Park are The Old Man Historic Site and Museum, The New England Ski Museum, Boise Rock, Profile Lake, Echo Lake Beach and Cannon RV Park, and Lafayette Place Campground.
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Flume Gorge - Franconia Notch State Park
Visit NH State Parks. Franconia Notch State Park is where you will find The Flume., The Basin, Boise's Rock and other natural geological formations. This is the site the famous “Old Man of the Mountains” was once located. The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walkway includes many steps and uphill walking. The Gorge features walls of granite nearly 100 feet high.
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