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May-2022

An Epic Outdoor Adventure Hiking Flume Gorge

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The Flume Gorge is a part of Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire and an impressive example of glacial action.

Who doesn’t love a good old New England covered bridge? The Flume Gorge has multiple bridges of various sizes. The largest red bridge can even get big trucks and buses across it!

The gorge began forming some 200 million years ago as molten rock cooled far beneath the surface of the earth. Erosion gradually exposed the rock and as the pressure eased, horizontal cracks formed, water forced its way into the cracks and began to lay the groundwork for what is seen today.

The Flume Gorge is an 800-foot-long gorge that has rock walls towering 70-80 feet above you.

It was discovered in 1808 by a 93-year-old woman named “Aunt” Jess Guernsey while she was out fishing. Nobody believed her until she could persuade her family to come and see for themselves.

With boardwalks leading you through a stunning gorge, the views all along this hike are unforgettable.

It’s a two-mile hike scenic loop through the gorge. The Conway granite walls will rise up on either side of you as you follow the water to the Avalanche Falls.

It’s a two-mile hike scenic loop through the gorge. The Conway granite walls will rise up on either side of you as you follow the water to the Avalanche Falls.

Towards the end of the hike, you will pass some giant glacial boulders that are just amazing. The kids enjoyed climbing them and exploring the nearby wolf den.

The Flume Gorge is a great place to explore with kids and even have a scavenger hunt for those little ones that want to hunt for plants and animals. 

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  1. Stacy /

    Wow, never heard of this place before. Looks magical.

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