Nestled in the heart of the White Mountain Natural Forest, Franconia Notch State Park is one of the prettiest places in the Granite State, offering the perfect add-on destination for anyone looking for a complete New Hampshire getaway. Teeming with activities and amenities that make New Hampshire unique, Franconia Notch is worthy of your consideration. What’s more, The NASWA Resort is less than an hour away, making it the perfect base camp to explore everything this local favorite has to offer.

Places of Interest at Franconia Notch State Park

Flume Gorge

An 800-foot gorge at the base of Mount Liberty, Flume Gorge is a breathtaking natural wonder. Taking the two-miles long Flume Trail gets you out in nature as you hike to the Conway granite walls that rise to almost 100 feet overhead with a gap of just 12 feet from wall to wall. The hike takes you through the natural beauty of this part of New Hampshire, with the vibrant greens of mosses contrasting with colorful wildflowers.


Cannon Aerial Tram

Echo Lake

Echo Lake sits at almost 2,000 feet, with dazzling views of Cannon Mountain and Mt. Lafayette. The lake office offers canoe, kayak, and paddle boat rentals, so being on the water for part of the day is a highly recommended adventure. Fun fact: Echo Lake is a tributary of the Connecticut River.

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

Climbing to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain is a lot of work after hiking a gorge and kayaking a lake. Instead, take the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway! This engineering marvel takes passengers up 2,180 vertically to an area with walking trails to an observation tower and cafe on the summit. Cannon Mountain is also a significant draw in the winter, with 97 ski trails and slopes to explore.

Your Favorite New Hampshire Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee

The NASWA Resort bills itself as the “Quintessential Lake Winnipesaukee Resort,” and it is easy to see why. The NASWA offers convenient on-site restaurants, the longest private sandy beach on the lake, and complimentary dock space for guests to bring their boats. And with easy access to Franconia Notch State Park and other offsite destinations, you’ll be well on your way to a memorable New Hampshire getaway. Accommodation options for groups of all sizes include suites and cottages. Check availability and book now!


When staying in the New Hampshire Lakes Region, check out The NASWA Resort for a unique getaway experience on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.

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