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Pinkham Notch Scenic Area, NH

About Pinkham Notch Scenic AreaWalled by the Presidential Range on the west and by Mount Moriah, North Carter Mountain, Carter Dome and other mountains on the east, Pinkham Notch is one of the easternmost of the New Hampshire White Mountain notches.

In 1790 Joseph Pinkham, whose name was bestowed on the notch, allegedly brought his possessions to his new home via pig-drawn sled. The rough trace that Pinkham and his companions followed has since evolved into scenic SR 16, which threads through the pass between Jackson and Gorham. On the south slope the road parallels the Ellis River and offers access to such spots as Glen Ellis Falls and Crystal Cascade along the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.

The ravine's sheer west wall challenges expert downhill skiers. The notch and its attractions are within the White Mountain National Forest.

A visitor center on SR 16 between North Conway and Gorham is sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The center offers hikers and other travelers trail and weather information, food, educational displays about outdoor recreation in the White Mountains, free guided walks and evening lectures; phone (603) 466-2721.

GEM_DESCRIPTIONFramed by towering peaks, this area offers spectacular views of White Mountain National Forest.

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Pinkham Notch Scenic Area, NH

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