- Our list of the best things to do in Franconia, New Hampshire, features the top 100 nearby activities — including 51 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Franconia, NH has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of Franconia, NH , followed by 82 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lincoln, St. Johnsbury, Waterville Valley, Littleton, Whitefield, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Jefferson, Bartlett, Bath, Conway, Gorham and North Conway
Franconia Notch State Park is located within the White Mountains. Popular activities at this state park, which is often listed as one of the best state parks in America, are hiking Flume Gorge, skiing Canon Mountain, and visiting the Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site.
Flume Gorge is a natural gorge at the base of Mount Liberty that extends 800 feet into the air. Hikers can choose to walk just into the gorge allowing them to see the 70 to 90 foot walls or they can choose to do a 2-mile hike.
Canon Mountain takes its name because it is shaped like a gun. The 4,100 foot mountain is a popular ski destination, and has great hiking trails, as well as elegant dining at the top, which can be reached by an aerial tram.
97% 188 votes
-93, Exit 34B,, White Mountain National Forest, Franconia, NH MoreLess Info
Taking visitors up to a 4,080 foot summit, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway offers views of New York, Vermont, and Canada. At the top, visitors can get a bite to eat at the restaurant or go hiking in the surrounding trails.
Franconia North is an area of New Hampshire including Franconia, Sugar Hill, Easton, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lincoln, and North Woodstock. The area offers visitors the chance to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, boat and fish on Lonesome Lake, snowmobile, raft, and ride on sleds pulled by ski dog…
A scenic mountain surrounded by beautiful landscape, Mount Lafayette rewards hikers who undertake the rigorous journey to its summit with impressive views. The trail features a number of notable vistas along the way.
100% 18 votes
Routes 116, 117 and Sunset Hill Road, Franconia, NH 03580 MoreLess Info
Charming Franconia-Sugar Hill-Easton is a favorite among sightseers. Its vintage aesthetic makes for terrific photos, and there are many excellent boutiques and restaurants where the three towns converge. The weather tends to be most clement in late spring and early summer.
95% 38 votes
Franconia Notch State Pkwy, exit 34B, Franconia, NH 03580 MoreLess Info
The New England Ski Museum offers a history of skiing cover 8,000 years in its exhibits. In particular, the museum features Olympian and native Bode Miller and the construction of the nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Resort.