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Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch
Franconia Notch

A deep, steep-sided mountain pass, Franconia Notch is an old stream valley, ground to a u-shape by glacial movement. Natural erosional features, including landslide scars, stream-cut gorges, and one of the most extensive talus slopes in the eastern United States illustrate land-shaping processes.

Location: Grafton County, NH

Year designated: 1971

Acres: 4,600

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012