"Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff command great views of Franconia Notch for relatively little effort. This ideal family outing is short, has a well-defined goal, and begins and ends near Echo Lake, a picturesque swimming beach. Bald Mountain, the highest elevation on this trail, is only 2,340 feet; however, it is still a good idea to throw windbreakers in your pack, particularly if you plan to have a picnic at the summit. The trail, marked with red blazes, is fairly steep initially." Read more
"We’ve classified this hike up Bald Mountain and around Artists Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park as easy. The distance is short, and the elevation gain of 340 feet is gradual and easy to manage. Best of all, the views are great for small effort and limited time.
There is a bit of scrambling over the rocky ledges near the top (these can be slippery) and open cliffs. However, with a bit of caution, even families with small children in tow can do this short winter outing. Even if you don’t take in Cannon Mountain skiing, you’ll enjoy this quick snowshoe excursion." Read more