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Franconia Notch State Park Programs

The 2013 program year starts at the end of June. Interpretive rangers, Nicole Juppe and Deb Brozozwki are planning 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.

New this year: Complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest and receive a complimentary patch!


July Schedule

Monday, July 1
2pm: Flume program

Tuesday, July 2
3pm: Rim Path Hike

Wednesday, July 3

8pm: Campfire Stories

Thursday, July 4
10am: Erosion & Weathering
1pm: Rim Path Hike

Friday, July 5
10am: Flume Program
1pm: The Bear Necessities (LNT)
8:30pm: Fantastic Fireflies

Saturday, July 6
10am: The Bear Necessities (LNT)
2pm: Nature Detectives
8pm: Campfire Stories

Sunday, July 7
10am: Erosion & Weathering
1pm: Rim Path Hike

Monday, July 8
3pm: Nature Detectives

Tuesday, July 9
3pm: Flume Program

Wednesday, July 10
3pm Nature Detectives

Friday, July 12
10am: Flume Program
1pm: Bear Necessities (LNT)
8:30pm: Fantastic Fireflies

Saturday, July 13
10am: Bear Necessities (LNT)
2pm: Nature Detectives
8pm: Campfire Stories

Sunday, July 14
2pm: Nature Detectives

Monday, July 15
3pm: Rim Path Hike

July 16, 17, 18
NO PROGRAMMING

Friday, July 19
10am: Flume Program

Saturday, July 20
10am: Erosion & Weathering
1pm: Rim Path Hike

Sunday, July 21
10am: Bear Necessities
1pm: Nature Detectives

Monday, July 22
2pm: Erosion & Weathering

Tuesday, July 23
4pm: Bear Necessities (LNT)

Wednesday, July 24
3pm: Rim Path Hike

Friday, July 26
10am: Flume Program
2pm: Bear Necessities (LNT)

Saturday, July 27
10am: Flume Program
1pm: Bear Necessities (LNT)
8:30pm: Fantastic Fireflies

Sunday, July 28
2pm: Erosion & Weathering

Monday, July 29
3pm: Flume Program

Tuesday, July 30
2pm: Nature Detectives

Wednesday, July 31
8pm: Campfire Stories



Program Descriptions

Leave No Trace
The Bear Necessities: Come learn about the history of Black Bears in Franconia Notch. We will discuss how to stay safe with bears around, and what you can do to help provide a healthy lifestyle for bears in the future. Meet at the Lafayette Place Campground Amphitheatre.

Campfire Stories
Come enjoy the evening by the crackling fire. A selection of kid-friendly stories and legends are waiting to be shared! See the interpretive program schedule for dates and times. All ages are welcome to attend! Meet at the Lafayette Place Campground Amphitheatre.

Erosion and Weathering
How did Franconia Notch come to be? What forces of nature shaped what we see today? Come join your interpretive rangers on a nature hike through the park to discover how powerful weather can be. Bring sturdy shoes and meet at the Lafayette Place Hiker Cabin.

Flume Program
Investigate and explore your surroundings with a fun scavenger hunt! Complete the targets and learn about the awesome history of the Flume Gorge. Bring your camera to help you remember your findings! See the Interpretive Ranger near the Flume Gorge ticket counters.

Fantastic Fireflies
Did you know there are over 2,000 firefly species? Meet at the Lafayette Place Campground Amphitheatre and find out more about this fantastic creature! This interactive program for all ages includes a short firefly game. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight if you have one!
 
Cannon Mountain Rim Path Hike
Program description: This ½ mile rim trail nature walk is completely family friendly! Meet at the top of Cannon Mountain (just outside of the tramway) to start an adventure into the alpine zone. Learn about the plants that call these higher elevations home and get some tips on lessening the impact of hiking in this habitat!
 
Nature Detectives
Program description: Meet at the Lafayette Hiker Cabin to begin an exploration of New Hampshire’s natural world! Use your senses to investigate the world around you. Learn more about glaciers, plants and animals during an interactive guided hike. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a water bottle and snack!


Flume Gorge Scavenger Hunt

Our Discover Power of Parks interpreters created this fun scavenger hunt for kids and families to use while walking through the Flume Gorge. Print it out and bring it with you to add some adventure to your next visit.
Flume Gorge Scavenger Hunt