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Flume Gorge
Opening in May
Aerial Tram
Opening late May
Echo Lake Beach
Opening late May

The Flume Gorge

A stunning natural wonder in Franconia Notch State Park

This stunning natural wonder discovered in 1808 will leave you spellbound as you stroll the path from the main walkway through the Flume Gorge and Liberty Gorge. The Flume is a natural granite gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The total path is 2 miles in length and takes approximately 1.5 hours. You'll see towering moss-covered granite walls rising to a spectacular height of 90 feet, cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial pools & boulders and much more.

Please note:
The Flume Gorge Trail is now ONE-WAY ONLY with the only option being to walk the entire loop in one direction. The Flume building will be available to the public on a limited basis this summer for retail/food/beverage.

See Summer 2021 Modified Operating Rules


APRIL 15, 2021 Flume Gorge Update:
The Flume Gorge trail will be closed for maintenance purposes April 26-30 and May 3-6. We appreciate your cooperation.



May 14, 2021 (possibly sooner) - October 24, 2021:
Open daily from 8am - 5pm.
The last time slot for admission will be 4pm - 5pm. No entry will be permitted after 5pm.


  • Reservations for admission can ONLY be made ONLINE, in ADVANCE.
    Tickets will not be available for purchase in person at the Flume Gorge.

  • PLEASE READ: Modified Operating Rules BEFORE making a reservation.

  • 2021 Summer Rates:
    Ages 13+: $18
    Ages 6-12: $16
    5 & Under: FREE w/ paid adult. You must still reserve a ticket for your 5 & under children, toddlers & infants.
    * All rates and dates are subject to change.


PETS: Pets are prohibited from Echo Lake Beach, Lafayette Campground, on the Tram and in the Flume Gorge. Pets are only permitted in Franconia Notch State Park in the designated dog walks in the Flume & Tramway parking lots.