Profile Lake, Franconia

4.9
#7 of 7 in Nature in Franconia
Profile Lake is a 13acre water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. The lake was given its name due to its location directly beneath the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation which collapsed in 2003. The lake is near the height of land in Franconia Notch; the lake's outlet is the Pemigewasset River, which flows south to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.
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  • Water was cold but calm. Memorial site is awesome. It is handicapped accessible in the lower parking area. There is a picnic table that has an extended board do chairs fit right under. Walkway is pave...  more »
  • I certainly liked this Profile Lake. The mountains reflected on this lake, making it quite attractive. The trees were reflecting perfectly in the water as well. It’s as if there were trees in the lake...  more »
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  • Spent the day kayaking here, not huge lake, but the views totally make up for it. Kayak rentals available here. Two beach launches if you have your own.

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