Attractions – Flume Gorge

The Flume Gorge

Franconia Notch Flume Gorge White Mountains New Hampshire attraction

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH • Ph: 603-745-8391

A flume gorge, or simple “The Flume” is a deep and narrow chute that is used to divert water such as streams, transport logs down steep mountains, or at one-time power mills. When this occurs naturally it is often referred to as a gorge. Instead of the deep chasm being formed with wooden planks they are formed with rock walls. This particular Flume is naturally occurring but was used as a log transport and power resource.

It is called The Flume because those who found it were used to seeing the artificial flumes and thus referred to this natural wonder by the name they were familiar with.

The Flume has a boardwalk path from which visitors can view the gorge. In this area are also some gorgeous waterfalls, vistas, and even a covered bridge. Please be aware that the boardwalk is taken down for the winter and put back up each spring. This is because the walls can be up to two feet thick and when the spring thaw comes anything in its path is washed away

Category: Parks, Hikes, Natural Formation

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