Day Hiking: Franconia Notch
White Mountain offers two different day hiking trips. This page contains information only about the Franconia Notch trip.
This trip will be exploring the mountains and trails of Franconia Notch. Using the Lafayette Campground as our base camp, we will carry only day packs on each of our hikes. The first day will include a moderate hike to Lonesome Lake via Lonesome Lake trail. The second day, we will possibly hike to the summit of Mt Lafayette. The final day will include a shorter hike on the bald knob loop. Additional trails may be hiked depending on weather, group ability and interests, etc.
Hike Lonesome Lake Trail to Lonesome Lake. Camp at Lafayette Campground.
Hike Old Bridle Path to the summit of Mount Lafayette. Camp at Lafayette Campground.
Hike Bald Knob loop to Artist Bluff.
Lafayette Campground is near the southern edge of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. With many activities nearby, such as hiking and nature programs, this campground is especially popular with families. The White Mountains boast pristine forests, clear mountain streams and rivers, and the tallest peaks in the Northeast. The forest encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and western Maine, and is one of the most popular in the country. The campground lies amidst a thick forest of white pine and northern hardwoods that provide plenty of shade.