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Grafton Notch State Park

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Address: Bethel, ME
Phone Number: 207-824-2912
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Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without...

Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.

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Beautiful Area

This state park is a bit different because there is no entry way, you drive through it. There are several spots to stop along the way and see waterfalls, picnic, or go hiking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mpsheehan
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Winslow, ME
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Winslow, ME
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This state park is a bit different because there is no entry way, you drive through it. There are several spots to stop along the way and see waterfalls, picnic, or go hiking. The AT goes through this park. It's a beautiful area, and we try to go visit every year.

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The Notch itself is great as are visiting the falls on the way up. Loved Moose cave. Getting Whoopie pies from the bakery was the final kicker.

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Portland, Maine
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67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We took our first tour of the park over the Columbus Day weekend, and as early risers, we had the park to ourselves. Our first stop was Step Falls, and it's just south of the park - so when you see the small sign for Step Falls - turn into the lot and park just off of the road, and... More 

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Thank LuckyLobsters
Spinnerstown, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A beautiful drive through this state park. Very scenic. Walking paths, falls, pull overs. We where hoping to see a moose but only saw many tracks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in Grafton Notch State Park. We took the quarter mile hike. We enjoyed the falls and Moose Cave. And we couldn't believe it…On the way out we came to the Puzzle Mountain Bakery; we bought whoopie pies and a blueberry pie and paid for it on the honor system! I didn't think there were places... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Grafton Notch SP is Nature Beauty.All sites entrences are free of charge. In comparence with White Mountain NP small numbers of tourists visit there ,this make your stay there convenient/

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Thank Tzila2014
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97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We climbed up to Table Rock which is a steep climb with boulders and rugged stone steps. NOT FOR THE BEGINNER. Gorgeous views at the top. Only took us an hour and 20 minutes to get up.

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Lewiston, Maine
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Did a ride through this past weekend - with the temps staying up this Sept - the foliage was just beginning - Bummer - Of the stops we made all were clean and parking was plentiful

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Illinois
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It is a nice park to see if you are in the area. There wasn't much water at the falls when we were there, but it was still a pretty side trip on our way to New Hampshire.

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Loudonville, Ohio
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116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Small but a nice place to visit if you are close. They have a nice little picnic area by the falls. It's a nice drive through the park and a lot of places to hike.

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