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Getting There -- I-93 runs right through Franconia Notch, narrowing from four lanes to two (and becoming the Franconia Notch Pkwy.) in the most scenic parts. Several scenic roadside pull-offs dot the route. Concord Coach (tel. 800/639-3317; www.concordcoachlines.com) runs one daily bus to and from Boston. There is no ticket office in Franconia; wait at Mac's Market, right off I-93 at exit 38.

Visitor Information -- Information on the park and surrounding area is available at the Flume Gorge & Visitor Center (tel. 603/745-8391), at exit 34A off I-93. North of the notch, the Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce (tel. 603/823-5661; www.franconianotch.org) maintains a helpful little hut of visitor information on Main Street next to the town hall, open spring through fall.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.