is a major mountain pass through the White Mountains
of New Hampshire. Dominated by Cannon Mountain to the west and Mount Lafayette
to the east, it lies principally within Franconia Notch State Park and is
traversed by the Franconia Notch Parkway (Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 3).
The notch was home to the Old Man of the
Mountain, a rock formation whose profile is a symbol of the state of New
Hampshire, until 2003, when the formation collapsed