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Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800
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Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“profile lake” (11 reviews)
“nice tribute” (7 reviews)
“viewing area” (7 reviews)
Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It's kind of a memorial to the old man. The plaza includes seven profilers, which allow visitors to view the image of the Old Man back on the side of Cannon Mountain it is an amazingly clever way to see what once was there

1  Thank mimibev
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site was very interesting. The state did a really nice job creating a viewing area so you can "see" were the Old Man used to be on the mountain side.

Thank Paul_inSunPrairie
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to the Old Man Veiwing site since before his face fell. My nephew seemed interested. They had some of the metal that held his face up. The sculpture used to view what it used to look like was interesting, but still will...More

Thank y0da1974
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We stopped here on our way home. It was a wonderful little trail to the historic site and a relatively easy walk with a three year old. We spent a little time here stretching our legs and checking out the nature as well as the...More

1  Thank starmarker521
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had to stop here. I remember as a child looking for the Old Man when we drive up to visit family in Berlin. The park is a pretty walk to the viewing area. With memorials and the history of the Old Man and the...More

Thank j0girl11
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very well done. Worth a trip and walk to the viewing site. Lupines were beautiful. You can park down below so the walk won't be bad.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the park on our way to the Basin. Nice waterfront park to recognize the past history of an old NH landmark. Went here as a kid to see the old man, since that time the face crumbled and there is a sculpture in...More

Thank mary j
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The Old Man of the Mountain is gone, but it doesn't take away from this amazing area in the White Mountains. It is worth your time. From what I gather, the Old Man wasn't truly appreciated until he was gone. As they say, distance makes...More

Thank watchyoursix
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site is a "memorial" for the great rock "face" that is still the emblem of the state. It's also a beautiful, peaceful spot, where you can spend an hour with your feet in the water, watching the fishermen...More

Thank LRCohen
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Coming through the Notch, took the small side trip to see what used to be The Old Man of the Mountain. Came as a small child, sad to see it gone. They did a good job showing what it used to look like using a...More

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