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Franconia Notch State Park Programs

The 2014 program year has begun. Interpretive rangers, Becki Linhart and Monica Casey are offering 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!

October Schedule

Thursday, October 2
8-11 p.m: Special Event: Skywatch with NH Astronomical Society!
Friday, October 10
11 a.m-1 p.m: Discovery table
7 p.m: Campfire Stories
Friday, October 3
11 a.m- 1 p.m: Discovery Table
7 p.m: Campfire Stories
Saturday, October 11
10 a.m - 12 p.m: Flume Finds*
4:30 p.m: Bees, Please!
7:30 p.m: Delight of Night
Saturday, October 4
10 a.m-12 p.m: Flume Find
4:30 p.m: Bees, Please
7:30 p.m: Delight of Night
Sunday, October 12
11 a.m-1 p.m: Discovery Table
5 p.m: Fall in Franconia
Sunday, October 5
11 a.m-7 p.m: Discovery Table
5 p.m: Fall in Franconia

*Paid admission required for the Flume

Program Descriptions:

Discovery Table
If you find yourself racin' to the Basin, be sure to stop by Ranger Becki's Discovery Table! She'll have tracks, pelts, and a special craft! Add an extra dose of discovery to your day! Meet at the Basin.

Campfire Stories
Gather 'round the campfire and get ready for some s'more-worthy stories! Ranger Monica has plenty of kid-friendly tales to intrigue the imagination! Meet at the Lafayette Campground Amphitheater.

Flume Find
Meet the interpretive ranger in front of the Flume to grab a scavenger hunt and see what you can learn about this geographic wonder. Don't forget your camera!

Bees, Please!
Find out why bees are so important to our everyday life! Ranger Monica will explain how busy the life of a bee is and why we shouldn't be so afraid of our buzzing buddies. Take this opportunity to learn how to "bee"-come a friend to these incredible insects. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.

Delight of Night
Calling all night owls! Join Ranger Becki at dusk to venture out of the light and into the night! This night hike will start at the Campground Store and involve several activities that touch on the adaptations that nocturnal creatures possess. Bring your flashlights and a sense of after-dark adventure!

Fall in Franconia
Get ready to "fall" in love with Franconia Notch's famous foliage! Ranger Becki will be leading this extraordinary excursion on the Pemi Trail to learn about the changes that the flora and fauna go through to prepare for winter! Meet at the Campground Store.