Profile Lake, Franconia

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Profile Lake is a 13acre water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. The lake was given its name due to its location directly beneath the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation which collapsed in 2003. The lake is near the height of land in Franconia Notch; the lake's outlet is the Pemigewasset River, which flows south to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.
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  • Profile lake is now more famous for its fishing other than the profile of the old man of the mountain ! If you have ever seen the old man when it was atop this Area ! Go see what what was once a...  more »
  • Having lunch at Profile Lake in Franconia State Park is always a treat. Lakeside tables, views of the Notch and then work off lunch on the trails.  more »
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  • Pretty lake off the beaten bath. You can walk to it from the aerial tramway or there is a parking lot heading south on I-93. Pretty views of cannon cliff and the north end of the notch. The water is shallow so it is a little muddy but there is enough of a beach for it to be pleasant to splash around in. It can get buggy.
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