Hike an 800-foot Crack in the Ground that is Millions of Years Old in NH
Looking for a place to get outside and get away from the crowds at the beaches? Try this New Hampshire hike. According to onlyinyourstate.com, the rock formed walls are spectacular. Located in Lincoln, NH in Franconia Notch State Park it’s called the Flume Gorge. The naturally formed stone walls rise up 7 to 9 stories high. Width of the gorge varies from 20 feet wide to 12 feet wide.
There is a lovely walkway through part of the Flume Gorge. You can both walk through it or around it, but I want to walk through it. Along the hike, you can take in the splendor of the 45-foot Avalanche Falls. Waterfalls fascinate me. The gorge was formed by glaciers about 200 million years ago according to the article about the hike on onlyinyourstate.com.
Flume Gorge is open from May through October and there is a fee to get in but it’s worth it! All the information you need for your adventure is on the New Hampshire State Parks website at https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/flume-gorge.aspx . You might want to bookmark that page on your web browser. There is ta on of information for planning your trip. It’s on my list!