Towns – Franconia

Franconia, New Hampshire 03580

Franconia NHWhite Mountains region community Franconia NHWelcome to the beautiful town of Franconia, New Hampshire.

Franconia got its name because the landscape reminded early settlers of the Franconian Alps in Germany. The area of Franconia Notch is well known for its natural features, including Echo Lake, the Flume Gorge, the Basin, and Mounts Lafayette, Lincoln, and Garfield. Many of which are located in Franconia Notch State Park.

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Best Western White Mountain Resort, 87 Wallace Hill Road, Franconia, NH 03580 | 603-823-7422
A distinct New Hampshire hotel where great accommodations and low discounted hotel rates are always found! Unique and charming, this White Mtn lodging facility is guest friendly, clean, comfortable and affordable. For Leisure, Holiday, Vacation, Business, Conference, or for Tour Bus operators this Franconia - Littleton New Hampshire hotel is the place for you and your family to stay for your White Mountain vacation.
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Polly Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill NH Restaurant
Polly's Pancke Parlor, 672 Route 17, Sugar Hill, NH 03585 | 603-823-5575
Polly's Pancake Parlor has been serving yummy home cooked meals for over 75 years. Enjoy a stack of Oatmeal Buttermilk, Buckwheat or Whole Wheat pancakes. Sit back and savor a waffle of your choice smothered in real New Hampshire maple syrup or come for lunch and have a slice of quiche made with local Harman's cheese. Shop for gifts, pancake mixes and NH Maple Syrup. Reservations taken on weekends.
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Franconia Inn, 1300 Easton Rd., Franconia, NH 03580 | 603-823-5542
"In the Land of Big Mountains and Small Villages." Nestled in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, The Franconia Inn is a full service country inn, where casual elegance and exquisite cuisine are just waiting to welcome you. Please visit our website for more information.
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Badger Peabody Smith Realty
Badger, Peabody & Smith Realty | 1-603-823-6700
New Hampshire, Western Maine & Eastern Vermont Real Estate Services. With eight conveniently located offices, we offer full-service real estate services to the Great North Woods, Mt. Washington Valley, White Mountains, Central, Lakes Region, and the Upper Valley. In addition, we specialize in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Western Maine. We also have a team dedicated to commercial real estate. If you are looking for commercial lease space in Plymouth, a development opportunity in Littleton, a hospitality property for sale in North Conway, or a business opportunity in Berlin, we can assist. Visit our website to view listings.
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For decades one of the most beloved attractions in the Notch was the Old Man in the Mountain, a natural rock formation that resembled an old man’s face jutting out 1,200 feet above Profile Lake. In 2003, the Old Man collapsed, but he still appears on New Hampshire quarters and on Highway Signage in the state.

Franconia is also home to Cannon Mountain ski area, which is owned and operated by the State of New Hampshire. The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway was the first passenger tramway built in North America. One of Franconia’s most famous residents was renowned poet Robert Frost.



History of Franconia

Picture this: in the late 1700s, resilient pioneers established Franconia, facing challenges and laying the groundwork for a town that would evolve. As the 19th century unfolded, logging and mining became cornerstones of Franconia’s economy, shaping its unique character. The establishment of schools, churches, and community organizations solidified the town’s identity, fostering a sense of community that endures to this day.

Town Sign, Franconia New Hampshire White Mountains regionVillages, Districts, and Neighborhoods

Franconia Village remains the heart of the town, with its charming streets and lively community life. Take a side trip to Sugar Hill, known for its scenic beauty and cultural attractions. Explore other neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and community spirit.

Parks, Recreation Areas, Hikes, and Historic Sites

Franconia Notch State Park is a jewel, offering the iconic Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain. Hiking trails cater to all levels, providing not just exercise but also breathtaking views. Historic landmarks share tales of Franconia’s past.

Town Center, Franconia New Hampshire White Mountains regionLakes, Ponds, and Rivers

For a refreshing experience, head to Echo Lake, ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating. Find tranquility by the Gale River, a vital part of Franconia’s natural landscape.

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Incorporated: 1772
County: Grafton
Franconia, NH Population:
2010: 1,104

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.1338
Longitude: -71.4454

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Franconia Police Dispatch: 911

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