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 October 6 9-11am Snakes of NH #6 4-5pm Leaf it to Me! #6 4-6pm Ranger Patrol: Artist Bluff/Bald Mt. October 7 9-11am Franconia Fish Friends #3 8-9pm Campfire Stories #1 October 8 9-11am Fall Harvest #2 4-5pm Frozen in Time #3 October 9 9-11am Glaciers: Movers and Shapers #2 4-5pm Leaf it to Me! #6 October 10 9-11am Franconia Fish Friends #2 4-5pm Franconia Fish Friends #3 October 11 9-11am Seasons of Change #2 4-5pm Seasons of Change #6 October 12 3-5pm Glaciers: Movers and Shapers #6 3-5pm Franconia Fish Friends #3 #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 Shapers Come 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 Harvest Stop 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 Change Cold 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 Hampshire Visit Ranger Brian to learn more about the snakes of Franconia Notch State Park and New Hampshire. Patrol and Public Contact Keep 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 Stories Come 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 Franconia Visit Ranger Brian to learn more about the wonders of Franconia Notch State Park. Geology of Franconia Visit with ranger Brian and learn about the geology of the Appalachian Mountains and Franconia Notch! Bear Aware Welcome 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 Hike Life 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 Friends Have you ever wondered what fish do during the fall and winter? Find ranger Brian and Travis the trout to learn more!