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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Flume Gorge: Franconia Notch State Park

Avalanche Falls at Flume Gorge

The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center. Guests can choose to walk through just the Gorge or do a two-mile loop. The walk includes uphill walking and lots of stairs. The boardwalk allows you to look closely at the growth of flowers, ferns, and mosses found here. 

"The Flume Covered BridgeThis picturesque covered bridge is one of the oldest in the state. It was built in the 1886 and has been restored several times. Such bridges were often called “kissing bridges” because of the darkness and privacy they provided. This bridge was built across the scenic Pemigewasset River. Pemigewasset means “swift or rapid current” in the Abenaki Indian language."
For as long as I can remember every summer my parents picked the hottest, muggiest summer day and we headed to the Flume. We continued the tradition - no it doesn't get old and you won't be disappointed.   
Be sure to visit New Hampshire State Parks webpage for more information.
1886 Covered bridge
~CG

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