Cannon Mountain (4100
feet/1250 meters), on the north side of
Franconia Notch off
I-93 in Franconia
Notch State Park (map), is a popular
destination for all sorts of outdoor activities.
In spring, summer,
and autumn (especially
foliage season), visitors take
the 70-passenger aerial tramway (cable
car) to the summit for the fine views and
for short nature walks.
The tramway station is just off I-93,
Exit 2, and US 3 north of the Old
Man, and has its own parking lot.
It's also possible to hike to the summit
over rough but well-marked trails in several
hours, either from the base or from
Mountain Club mountain
hikers' hut at Lonesome Lake.
In winter, Cannon
Mountain is a ski
area with slopes positioned to receive
generous blankets of snow, and a vertical
drop of 2145 feet (654 meters). More...
Cannon Mountain (tel 603-823-5563) is
operated by the State of New Hampshire,
as it is in Franconia
Notch State Park.
Mountain Aerial Tramway & Ski
Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia NH 03580 (map)
Snow Phone: 603-823-7771
—by Tom Brosnahan