Looking for some summertime fun during your stay with us at Thayers Inn? New Hampshire’s Flume Gorge trail is just nineteen miles away from our inn and is one of the most popular hikes in the state. Located in Franconia Notch State Park, the Flume Gorge trail takes visitors on a scenic and exciting journey through a narrow canyon surrounded by towering granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls. It will be open daily (9am – 5pm) from May 12th to October 22nd, and we highly recommend making reservations online ahead of time.
Adventure Awaits on the Flume Gorge Trail
The trail is approximately two miles, takes about an hour and a half to complete, and is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Along the way, visitors will cross bridges, walk along boardwalks, and navigate narrow passages.
One of the major highlights of the Flume Gorge trail is the Flume Covered Bridge, one of our oldest in New Hampshire. This beautiful covered bridge was built in 1886, spans the Pemigewasset River, and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and foliage.
Another highlight of the Flume Gorge trail are the Avalanche Falls. This impressive waterfall drops forty-five feet into a pool below and can be viewed from a bridge that crosses over Flume Brook. Feel the spray of the waterfall as you cross the bridge!
Take in the Beauty of the Gorge
The Flume Gorge itself is, of course, the reason to make the trip! This narrow canyon was formed thousands of years ago by Flume Brook, with the walls of the gorge rising up to eighty feet in some places. Visitors can walk through the gorge on a boardwalk suspended above the water that offers stunning views of the gorge from above.
Take time during the trip to learn about the history and geology of the area. The trail features interpretive signs that provide information about the formation of the gorge, the wildlife that inhabits the area, and the human history of the region. Also visit the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, which offers exhibits and displays about the area’s natural and cultural history!
Visit the Flume Gorge Trail During Your Stay at Thayers Inn
The Flume Gorge trail is a must-see destination for anyone visiting New Hampshire. The trail offers a unique and breathtaking experience that showcases the beauty and diversity of our state’s natural landscapes. We can’t recommend it enough. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll with your family, the Flume Gorge trail is a great way to experience the beauty of New Hampshire’s outdoors just twenty minutes away from Thayers Inn.