A trip on this aerial tramway might just be the most spectacular seven minutes you spend in New Hampshire. The 80-passenger cable tram leaves every fifteen minutes to bring visitors up to Cannon Mountain’s 4,080-foot summit. At the summit, which is New Hampshire’s highest lift-accessed point, you’ll be able to see mountains in four states: New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York — and you can even see to Canada on a clear day! At the top, there are scenic walking paths that lead to a summit observation tower, a 360-degree observation deck, a cafe, and a bar. North America’s first aerial tramway began operation on this site in 1938, and it carried almost seven million passengers to the top of the mountain during its heyday.
The tram operates year-round, and in the winter Cannon Mountain is a favorite attraction for skiers. With 95 trails and slopes and runs for all abilities, Cannon is a great place for the whole family to enjoy. On a cold day, a hot drink in the cafe will warm you up for the ride (or ski) down.
Pets are only permitted in the designated dog walks in the Flume and the Tramway parking lots. Pets are not allowed in Echo Lake Beach, Lafayette Campground, in the Flume Gorge, or on the tram. The parks department requests that you support the Carry In/Carry-Out Program by bringing out with you anything that you brought into the park. Tram ticket rates and dates are subject to change, and the last ride down in the tram is at 5pm (weather permitting).
Address: 260 Tramway Drive, Franconia, New Hampshire 03580, USA
Hours: Open daily, weather permitting, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.