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Profile Lake, Franconia

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • pretty views across the lake. Don't skip this when you "fall" for the Old Man Profiler "attraction" nearby! 
    pretty views across the lake. Don't skip this when you "fall" for the Old Man Profiler "attraction" nearby!  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »
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  • Beautiful lake
  • Beautiful lake 💙 couldnt help taking this early morning shot of cannon mt. After hiking Lafayette long nights equal great blue hour photos! Find me here on instagram🤳

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