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Cannon Mountain

Home of America's first aerial passenger tramway

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Cannon Mountain, located in Grafton County, has one of only two state-owned ski areas in New Hampshire (and the other is Mt. Sunapee located in the Lakes Region).

Take a ride on America's first aerial passenger tramway, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, that was first erected in 1938. The first Aerial Tram held a mere 24 skiers in its wooden cabins. The tram was replaced in 1980 by a brand-new 70-passenger Italian model, which carts skiers 5000 linear feet up to the summit, 2146 vertical feet, in roughly 5 minutes.

Visitors will desire to review the articles in the free New England Ski Museum, which is located immediately adjacent to the tram's base and has one of the original cabins stationed outside. Echo Lake Beach is open daily for swimming and boating (canoe & paddleboats rentals available). Their bike shop offers bike rentals and repairs. Come and enjoy summer or winter at Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park.

Location: Franconia New Hampshire 03580 Telephone 603-823-8800

Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Saco) Aqua Boggan Water Park
(Bartlett) Attitash
(Bartlett) Bear Notch Ski Touring Center
(Bethel) Big Adventure Center
(Bretton Woods) Bretton Woods Ski Resort
(Franconia) Cannon Mountain

12/05 Coming to The Franconia area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.