Profile Lake

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Profile Lake
SHodgdon, Eagle Cliff (JJH-SPH300).jpg
Profile Lake, Evening
by Sylvester Phelps Hodgdon
Location Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 44°9′49″N 71°40′41″W / 44.16361°N 71.67806°W / 44.16361; -71.67806Coordinates: 44°9′49″N 71°40′41″W / 44.16361°N 71.67806°W / 44.16361; -71.67806
Primary outflows Pemigewasset River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Max. width 0.1 mi (0.16 km)
Surface area 13 acres (53,000 m2)
Surface elevation 1,930 ft (590 m)

Profile Lake is a 13-acre (53,000 m2) water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain.[1] The lake was given its name due to its location directly beneath the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation which collapsed in 2003. The lake is near the height of land in Franconia Notch; the lake's outlet is the Pemigewasset River, which flows south to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.