Franconia Notch Programs The 2017 Discover the Power of Parks program year will begin soon. Interpretive rangers, Brain Donovan and Haley Doty have planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Franconia Notch State Park. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required. Visit the Franconia Notch office or call 603-745-8391 for more information on upcoming programs. You may also enjoy our Discover Power of Parks blog, posted weekly by our Interpreters this summer. Park Programming Schedule Date Events September 7 9-11am Introduction to Franconia #2 4-5pm Geology of Franconia #5 September 8 9-11am Geology of Franconia #2 4-6pm Ranger Patrol: Mt Pemigewasset September 9 9-11am Franconia Fish Friends #2 4-5pm Franconia Fish Friends #3 8-9pm Campfire Stories #1 September 14 1-3pm Bear Aware #2 4-5pm Leaf it to Me! #5 September 15 9-11am Fall Harvest #2 7-8pm Notch Night Hikes #4 September 16 9-11am Frozen in Time #2 4-5pm Leaf it to Me #6 8-9pm Campfire Stories #1 September 17 9-11am Leave No Trace #2 4-5pm Glaciers: Movers and Shapers #5 September 18 9-11am Bear Aware #2 4-5pm Frozen in Time #3 September 20 9-11am Franconia Fish Friends #2 4-5pm Franconia Fish Friends #3 September 21 9-11am Seasons of Change #3 1-3pm Leaf it to Me! #5 4-5pm Snakes of NH #5 September 22 9-11am Introduction to Franconia #6 3-5pm Frozen in Time #6 4-5pm Franconia Fish Friends #3 7-8pm Notch Night Hike #4 September 23 9am-2pm Ranger Patrol: Falling Waters Trail 4-5pm Seasons of Change #6 8-9pm Campfire Stories #1 September 24 9-11am Bear Aware #2 4-5pm Frozen in Time #3 September 25 9-11am Geology of Franconia #2 4-5pm Geology of Franconia #6 September 26 9-11am Seasons of Change #2 4-5pm Seasons of Change #6 September 27 9-11am Introduction to Franconia #2 4-5pm Introduction to Franconia #7 September 28 9-11am Fall Harvest #2 1-3pm Leaf it to Me! #2 4-5pm Seasons of Change #3 September 29 9-11am Franconia Fish Friends #3 3-5pm Frozen in Time #6 4-5pm Ranger Patrol: Artists Bluff/Bald Mt September 30 9-11am Franconia Fish Friends #6 1-3pm Snakes of NH #5 8-9pm Campfire Stories #1 #1. Campground Amp. #2. Hiker Cabin #3. Flume #4. Campground Store #5. Tram Station #6. Basin #7 Echo Lake Basin Program Descriptions Glaciers: Movers and ShapersCome learn about how Franconia Notch was transformed into the awe-inspiring valley we see today! Travel back in time to see how the notch was influenced by its surroundings and how you can help preserve it!Leaf It To Me! How well do you know your trees? Learn how to identify popular trees in the area based on their leaves alone. Also, learn why and how leaves change color in the fall. Fall HarvestStop by the Hiker Cabin to learn about the bounty that fall brings! Learn about major fall crops, pumpkins and how apple cider is made.Seasons of ChangeCold weather got you feeling cooped up inside? Visit with ranger Brian and learn about fall leaves, animal tracks, and recreational opportunities in Franconia Notch State Park.The Snakes of New HampshireVisit Ranger Brian to learn more about the snakes of Franconia Notch State Park and New Hampshire. Patrol and Public ContactKeep an eye out for ranger Brian as he patrols the trails of Franconia. He is looking forward to answering your questions about hiking and nature. Campfire StoriesCome gather round the campfire in the Lafayette Place Campground Amphitheater to hear local legends and spooky stories. Feel free to bring your own s'mores and prepare for a night of fun!Introduction to FranconiaVisit Ranger Brian to learn more about the wonders of Franconia Notch State Park.Geology of FranconiaVisit with ranger Brian and learn about the geology of the Appalachian Mountains and Franconia Notch!Bear AwareWelcome to Bear Country! Stop by to learn about black bears, make your own bear mask and develop good habits to keep both you and the bears safe.Notch Night HikeLife in the notch doesn't stop at dusk. Join Ranger Haley on a hike along the Pemi Trail after dark! Learn about nocturnal animals of the notch including the senses that make them so successful.Seasons of Change Cold weather got you feeling cooped up inside? Come learn about fall leaves, animal tracks, and recreational opportunities in Franconia Notch State Park. Franconia Fish FriendsHave you ever wondered what fish do during the fall and winter? Find ranger Brian and Travis the trout to learn more!