Franconia Notch Programs The 2018 Discover the Power of Parks program year will begin soon. Interpretive rangers, Haley Lesmerises has 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 3 9-10:30am Leave No Trace #1 4-5pm Winter Adaptations #3 October 4 9-10am Leaf Peeping Tree ID #5 1-2:30pm Glaciers: Movers & Shapers #4 October 5 9-11am Just in Case #7 12:30-2pm Snakes of NH #6 6-7pm Bats! Fact vs Fiction #1 October 6 9-10:30am Furbearers of NH #3 1-3pm Busy Wings & Petals #5 8-9pm Stargazing #1 October 7 9-11am Bear Aware #1 4-5:30pm No Time To Waste #3 October 8 9-11am Fall Harvest #1 4-5pm Survive Outside #1 October 9 9-10:30am Invasive Species #1 4-5pm Snakes of NH #6 October 10 9-10:30am Winter Adaptations #1 4-5pm Furbearers of NH #5 #1. Hiker Cabin #2. Campground Amp. #3. Campground Store #4. Profile Lake #5. Basin #6. Flume #7 Mt. Lafayette Trailhead Program Descriptions Artists of Franconia Many artists have found inspiration in the beauty of Franconia. Could you be next? Basic art supplies are provided but feel free to bring your own. Bats! Fact vs. Fiction Debunking myths, bat related games and more! Busy Wings & Petals Come learn about our wildflowers and the wonderful creatures that pollinate them. Flower crafts, anatomy, and pollinator matching. Campfire Stories Come end the day around the campfire with some folklore, myths, and legends. Ethno Botany Hike A short hike that will focus on identifying plants that held cultural, medical, or agricultural significance to past and current peoples of New Hampshire. Franconia Fish Friends Come learn about different trout species of NH and see some for yourself! Fur Bearers of New Hampshire Come learn about some of NH’s furry residents! Examine pelts and tracks of some of NH’s furbearers with Ranger Haley! Glaciers Movers and Shapers Did you know this whole valley was once covered in ice? Come learn about the things that shaped the Notch: glaciers, erosion, and us! Invasive Species It’s important to keep our forests healthy and to do that we need to do our best to keep out invasive pests. Come learn about invasive insects and how we can all help keep those little buggers out! Just In Case New Hampshire Parks wants you to hike safe. Come test your skills, learn some tips, and hear some stories about Search and Rescue. Leave No Trace We all want to enjoy the beauty of Franconia Notch. Come learn the principles of Leave No Trace to discover how we can all keep our footprints small. New Hampshire Bird ID Come learn about the bird species of the White Mountains with Ranger Haley and how to ID them yourself! Night walks with Nighthawks Come on a guided nighttime stroll and listen for the sounds of our local nightjars and owls. No Time to Waste Can I recycle a plastic bag? How long before an apple core breaks down? Have your questions answered and learn how you can make a positive impact by reducing our waste! Snakes of New Hampshire Our slithery friends are important to the ecosystem too! Come learn about the snakes of NH including the endangered Timber Rattlesnake with Ranger Haley! Stargazing Come and listen to some of the tales behind the constellations, or spend a relaxing evening simply gazing at the beautiful star-lit sky. Survive Outside Compass skills, knot tying, & cloud reading. Trash to Treasure Join the rangers in making arts and crafts out of things that often get thrown away.