Franconia Notch was a busy place last Thursday as ground was broken for the Old Man of the Mountain Memorial. The Old Man was a New Hampshire icon, a natural formation on the side of Cannon Mountain which when viewed at a certain angle looked like the profile of an old man. After hanging on for thousands of years the Old Man fell in May of 2003. Since that time a group has been busy raising funds to design and build a memorial.
When the memorial is finished it will feature several slabs of sculpted granite lined up and when viewed from the right angle will give viewers a similar profile to that of the original Old Man.
Our Holderness bed and breakfast is just about 30 minutes from the site. Franconia Notch has always been one of our favorite spots. In our opinion it offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the state. The Notch is also home of the Flume which is a great hike into a rocky gorge with beautiful waterfalls.
The Inn On Golden Pond is one New Hampshire B&B close to just about everything. Whether you’re looking to spend a day in our beautiful lakes region or want to experience the White Mountains we’re centrally located for both. We have some suggested day trips on our website which will help you in your planning.
We hope you enjoy the attached video which shows some of the beautiful highlights of Franconia Notch including several images of the Old Man.