Picture yourself escaping the summer heat beneath leafy green foliage. Imagine the soothing sounds of running water drowning out the hustle and bustle of automobiles and city life. How would it feel to stretch your legs on sloping paved and gravel paths, your eyes soaking in the wonders of nature while your lungs are filled with fresh mountain air?
That’s just what you’ll find at Franconia Notch State Park, part of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The easy trails are perfect for hikers of all skill levels, including children. Whether you can get away for a weekend or an afternoon, refreshment awaits you.
What to See
The Basin is a geological formation that has been referred to as a “great natural pothole.” It is a granite abyss 20 feet wide, complete with a small waterfall. The Basin is about a ten minute walk from the Franconia Notch parking area.
Trail heads to Cascade Brook Falls and Kinsman Falls are also accessible from the parking area. Other features of Franconia Notch include Avalanche Falls, Liberty Gorge Cascade, Flume Gorge, the Pool, and Cloudland Falls. The waterfalls may be small, but they are breathtaking nonetheless.
How to Get There
The parking area at Franconia Notch State Park is located on I-93, about ten minutes north of Woodwards Resort.
If the mountains are calling you, don’t hesitate to book your stay at Woodwards today!
Local Spotlight: Seven Birches Winery
What better way to cool down this summer than with a glass of wine from Seven Birches?
Seven Birches pairs locally grown fruits with grapes from around the world. You can visit the production facility and tasting room, or take a “Meet the Winemaker” tour.
What are visitors saying about Seven Birches Winery?
“Great place. Great wines. Will be a permanent stop for us when we are up here. Knowledgeable staff.”
– Meghan Y.
“Lots of fun and great wine! The atmosphere is easy going and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend doing a tasting so you can try several wines. The owner Mark is really fun to talk to about how he creates all the different types of wine they make on site and bottle. Absolutely will be back!”
– Jennifer C.
Seven Birches Winery is located just seven minutes south of Woodwards Resort. Book your stay today!
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