The result of the glacial sculptors who worked over the mountains can be seen in several other places as well. Also located within Franconia Notch State Park, The Basin (I-93, exit 34A, 603/745-8391, www.nhstateparks.org ) is a 20-foot-wide glacial pothole worn away by rocks and sand swirling in the Pemigewassett River 15,000 years ago. Located at the base of Cannon Mountain, the site includes a curious natural sculpture known as the “Old Man’s Foot.”
A few miles west of North Woodstock, the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves (Rte. 112, Kinsman Notch, 603/745-8031, www.findlostriver.com , 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily May–mid-Oct.; until 5 p.m. July–Aug., $14 adults, $10 children 4–12, free children under 4) is another glacier-formed gorge, with the notable distinction that the river here mostly flows underground. Boardwalks take visitors into the caves to see moss-covered chambers and underground waterfalls right out of an Indiana Jones movie.