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Franconia, New Hampshire

Franconia Town Hall - Doug Kerr

Just north of where the 'Old Man' once stuck his face from the mountain top sits the Town of Franconia. The village, which was once a popular resort area, resides along the banks of the Gale River. Although the towns south of the Notch have been more aggressive in attracting visitors, Franconia is a small and charming town and is the home of numerous bed & breakfasts.   Here in Franconia, you can find The Frost Place, named after the famous American Poet Robert Frost, who returned to the area at age 40 in 1915.  Frost Place serves as a museum and educational center for poetry.

Doug Kerr

Franconia is a great launching point for numerous recreational activities in the White Mountains.  Hiking, camping, and skiing are all found nearby.  The Cannon Mountain Tramway can take you to the summit of the 4080' peak of Cannon Mountain.

The former Dow Academy School - which served as the town's high school until 1958 - and later the center of the short-lived Franconia College from 1963-78 (Doug Kerr)


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