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Franconia

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Geologic Formations · State Parks · Mountains
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,104 at the 2010 census. Set in the White Mountains, Franconia is home to the northern half of Franconia Notch State Park. Parts of the White Mountain National Forest are in the eastern and southern portions of the town. The Appalachian Trail crosses the southern part.HistoryThe town was first granted in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as Franconia, a name widely applied to the region by 1760 due to the terrain's resemblance to the Franconian Switzerland in the region of Franconia in Germany. Upon claims that a settlement was not made within the time prescribed under the terms of the charter, it was regranted in 1772 by his nephew, Governor John Wentworth, as Morristown. Sometime between 1779 and 1782, after a legal battle over the two grants, the first grant was recognized and the original name of the town was resumed.The town sits on a rich iron deposit, and the region once produced pig iron and bar iron for farm tools and cast iron ware.
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Geologic Formation
Flume Gorge
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Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park
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State Park
Franconia Notch State Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Cannon Mountain
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Franconia

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Scenic Drive
Kancamagus Highway North Conway
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Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Lincoln
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Hiking Trail
Stowe Recreation Path Stowe
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Theme Park
Santa's Village Jefferson
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Hidden gems in Franconia

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Forest
Franconia Notch
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Franconia-Sugar Hill-Easton
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Artist Bluff Trail
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Profile Lake
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Franconia

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Geologic Formation
Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza
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Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Avalanche Falls
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Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Franconia

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Outdoor Activity
Mount Lafayette
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Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Franconia

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Beach
Echo Lake Beach
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Duration: 2 hours

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