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Sitting at the foot of Mount Liberty is the incredible glacier-formed Flume Gorge. Start at the Visitor Center for entrance tickets to the gorge and learn about the area through interactive displays, interpretive programs and a 20 minute film presentation. (Except for access to the Flume Gorge, or other attractions, there is no charge to travel through Franconia Notch State Park.) The Flume is a natural gorge 800 feet long with granite walls looming more than 80 feet. To the loud sound of rushing water, get close up on the wooden bridge that travels along the flume. You’ll want to explore the few hiking trails that traverse the lush, mossy environment. Once through the gorge don’t miss the two trails on your passing glacial boulders, small waterfalls and majestic trees or the impressive Avalanche Falls. Continuing the hike is a delight for all senses with the sounds of birds chirping, the Pemigewasset River, glacial boulders and other wonders such as Liberty Gorge, a mountain cascade through narrow rock. Look for Liberty Gorge Trail is just off Ridge Path to get there. Spanning the “The Pool” is Sentinel Pine Bridge. This covered bridge was built in 1939 over a giant pine tree thought to be 100 years old that fell during a hurricane. If you get a chance to look underneath, you will see the trunk.
852 Daniel Webster Highway
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