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Crawford Notch State Park

US Rte. 302, Harts Location, Hart's Location, NH 03812
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls
Activities: Camping, Hiking
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Augusta, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

we loved the mountain faces and swimming holes we explored waterfalls and swam a lot. it's not far from Conway where there is a lot to see

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Parsippany, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views of the notch. Waterfalls to climb right by the road. Fewer people and activities than in Franconia Notch.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took a trail to Arethusa Falls. It took us more than expected to get there (1 hour 35 minutes) and 1 hour to get back, The trail is steep and in some places muddy and wet. The falls are beautiful! Cascades falls can be seen from the road, and they are beautiful too,

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Concord, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This park is beautiful enough just to drive through before you even begin to talk about the hiking. The towering cliffs and mountains make you feel so small and awed by the power of nature. Every view is unbelievable. And yes, the hiking is superb. Ripley and Arethusa Falls are definitely a must. I do recommend doing each separately (park... More

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Delmar, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I really enjoyed this park because it provided diverse experiences depending on what you like to do. There were beautiful cascading waterfalls and mountains with good lookouts right off of the road. If you like hiking there is moderate to difficult hiking; especially to Ripley Falls. The hiking is difficult but the waterfalls are well worth the hike.

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Pembroke Pines, FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We walked to Ripley Falls on a sunny Fall day. The trees were gorgeous and the ground was covered with still-colorful leaves, making it a beautiful walk. We had walked in Flume Gorge and to the Basin and Artist's Bluff (all in Franconia Notch), but didn't find the mix of leaves we found here. I'll just caution you that it's... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have camped there over a number of years. Always a great experience....until this year. A new overzealous "campground guard" has made the experience feel similar to that of a 4th grader in a very strict boarding school. If you want to relax and enjoy yourself, this is not the place.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We parked our car just off the road where we saw the signpost for Ripley Falls and began our ascent. Our intention was to climb to Ripley Falls and back. It was a good climb and reasonably short with a beautiful waterfall at the end and not too many people there. You could paddle and picnic and it was a... More

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Nu Joizee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Leave yourselves at least 2 days if not more to enjoy the sights & trails, especially the trails. Prepare for weather, it changes every minute any time of the year. Were there in early August & when we went in our tent at night, we could see our breath until it warmed up. Be sure to have good shoes for... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our family spent four days camping and touring the White Mountains based at Dry River Campground in Crawford State Park. Dry River Campground should not be confused with Crawford Notch Campground (see other reviews). Dry River is a peaceful setting with large, private sites. It is rustic, as the sites have not water or electric. However, water is available throughout... More

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