Bits & Pieces... by David Sundman

The Old Man of the Mountain

[photo: Franconia Notch]

In addition to being honored by the Old Man of the Mountain, appearing on the ninth state quarter in the 50 State Quarters Program in September 2000, New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch State Park received a special award from the American Society of Landscape Architects on October 14th. The Centennial Medallion Award was presented to the park for foresight to preserve the unique mountain passage, the Old Man profile, the Basin, the Flume Gorge and the path and highway circulation systems, and the many opportunities available to visitors for exploration and education.

More than a million visitors a year come to Franconia Notch State Park, from all over the U.S. and the world. When you come to visit us in Littleton, you will have to go through this “home to the Old Man,” just 12 miles from our offices.