"This ride's general location is Franconia Notch, between Franconia and North Woodstock. Scenery includes The Old Man of the Mountain and other New Hampshire landmarks. This is a good family ride, bring binoculars. Here in the Franconia Notch, the Immovable Object met the Irresistible Force. The result was a draw. The Object? New Hampshire's beloved Old Man of the Mountain, the "great stone face" that adorns postcards, highway signs, collector plates, and airbrushed Harley-Davidson tanks throughout the state.
The Old Man is just one of several natural wonders in this notch; nearby are the Flume, the Basin, Echo Lake, and other scenic delights. The Force? America's interstate highway system. After much arguing, Franconia Notch Parkway, which carries I-93 through this hallowed ground, has only 2 lanes, a 45-mph speed limit, and a paved, 9-mile bike path that provides easy access to Franconia's attractions."