Profile Lake, Franconia

4.9
#8 of 8 in Nature in Franconia
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Profile Lake is a 13-acre (53,000 m2) 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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  • Having lunch at Profile Lake in Franconia State Park is always a treat. Lakeside tables, views of the Notch and then work off lunch on the trails.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Pretty lake off the beaten bath. You can walk to it from the aerial tramway or there is a parking lot heading south on I-93. Pretty views of cannon cliff and the north end of the notch. The water is shallow so it is a little muddy but there is enough of a beach for it to be pleasant to splash around in. It can get buggy.
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