CRAWFORD NOTCH, a deep defile through the White mountains, dividing the great New Hampshire group near its centre. The notch proper, about 3m. in length, is formed by Mts. Willard and Willey on the west and Mts. Webster and Jackson on the east. The pass at its highest point attains an altitude of 1,914ft., and above it the granite walls rise boldly on either side for approximately an equal elevation, the peaks being still higher, but generally not visible from the highway. Fantastic figures carved in the rocky heights, several cascades and the dashing Saco river all lend charm to this naturally beautiful place. The State of New Hampshire has set apart about 6,000ac. of the notch as a State forest.