New Hampshires Franconia Notch State Park is set in White Mountain splendor with miles of hiking trails, a mountain tram, camping, winding bike path, rock climbing, and narrow Flume Gorge. RVers have their own area and campers have theirs at Lafayette Campground. Cool off in Echo Lake or fly-fish in Profile Lake. Bring a picnic.
Interstate 93, www.nhstateparks.org, 603-745-8391. Flume Gorge and Cannon aerial tramway open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through late October, adults $13, children (6 to 11) $10; RV park open year-round $35; Lafayette Campground $25
(NH Division of Parks and Recreation photo)