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CRAWFORD NOTCH STATE PARK
LOCATION - The park is 12 miles northwest of Bartlett on U.S. 302.
FEATURES - The park features 6 miles of rugged beauty along a scenic mountain pass. A plaque marks the site of Willey House, a stopover for wagons traveling in the late 1700s. In 1826, Samuel Willey, his family, and two hired men died here in a landslide.
ACTIVITIES - The park is open from mid-May through mid-October. Go stream fishing and hiking in the White Mountain National Forest. The park is crossed by trails of the Appalachian system, some leading to incomparable views of the Presidential Range. One 2-mile hike goes to 170-foot Arethusa Falls, the highest in New Hampshire.
You can also take a 2-mile hike beside Flume and Silver Cascade north of U.S. 302. Begin at Willey House on the Kedron Flume Trail.
Climb Mount Willard from Crawford Railroad Station on New Hampshire 302. The trail goes to the ledges above the cliffs overlooking Crawford Notch via a 3-mile trail. Look for the natural stone profile of Elephant Head, seen from the site of th old Crawford House.
Camp in the 30-tent site Dry River Campground. A snack bar provides food Tour the visitor center.
Arriving pilots can land at Twin Mountain Airport, located one mile south west of Twin Mountain. Rental cars are available.
Crawford Notch State Park
P.O. Box 177
Twin Mountain, New Hampshire 03595 603-374-2272