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Crawford Notch State Park

US Rte. 302, Harts Location, Hart's Location, NH 03812
603-374-2272
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls
Activities: Camping, Hiking
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You can visit both Ripley falls and Arethusa Falls. They are both about 1hour from the respected parking areas.

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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

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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Springfield
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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Gloucester
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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
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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