Cannon Mountain, Franconia

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Nestled within the White Mountains, Cannon Mountain boasts towering cliff faces, forested slopes, and extensive ski areas open to the public. Stop by the mountain, located within the bounds of a state park, and marvel at its 1,240 m (4,080 ft) facade of sheer rock. Try your hand at climbing on one of the mountain's several routes, popular among visiting enthusiasts. In the ski season visitors flock here thanks to the variety of runs and slopes serviced by a system of ski lifts. Alternatively, just pop on some comfortable hiking shoes and make use of the area's crisscrossing network of trails offering sweeping views over the surrounding terrain. Plan your visit to Cannon Mountain and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Franconia trip planner.
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  • The destructive nature of state owned Cannon is that it is NOT Loon. Many of the trails are difficult and the north facing mountain can be cold. But their are rarely long lift lines and there...  more »
  • ...and when it’s rough, it’s rough. Cannon is a gorgeous mountain with amazing scenery. The grandeur that makes it breathtaking is also what makes it windswept and wicked icy when conditions aren’t...  more »
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  • Cannon Mountain offers you a magnificent vista if you ride the tram to the top. Take the short hike from the tram building to the observation deck. It's just a five-minute easy walk with little elevation gain. The views you will see on a clear day will take your breath away! The tram ride is safe and fast. Good food at the top too!
  • Nice mountain to visit during fall days. You can see fall foliage all around from the tram and from top. There is a tower on top of mountain, from where you get view of all sides, on clear day, you can see quite far. There is cafeteria on top, prices are very reasonable. Excellent staff.

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