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Grafton Notch State Park

Bethel, ME
207-824-2912
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Bethel
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit - the hike to table overlook is short and steep but well worth the effort - great view! Screw Auger Falls also worth a stop - great place for a picnic

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Freeport, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I love the white mountains and grafton notch. Great views and hikes. You gotta see it for yourself. I would suggest the Table Rock hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The first part of the falls is very accessible, flat and offers nice water play and slides for children and older people. You can view the real falls from a footbridge in this area and look down on it. However, the only way to really see it is to climb in there. It's best to wear water shoes and a... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The falls were on the small side.Not what we were expecting. The falls are probably better in the springtime with the snow melt.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is a rare year when we don't drive through Grafton Notch to enjoy the scenery within and on the approaches to the park. The real gem of the park is Screw Auger Falls, near the southern Newry / Bethel entrance to the park, where the Bear River falls down one broad stretch of granite before plunging down an impressive... More

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Jewett City, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Screw Auger Falls is a must see, the sheer force of what nature can do is evident in the raw beauty of this glacier carved water fall, it makes you feel small and humble.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

rocky trails with lots of roots require some careful footing for a wonderful hike - can be strenuous but well worth it

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous and very interesting, and you can't beat the price $2/person on the honor system.

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Holden, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stopped here after driving from Acadia NP, 3-4 hours in the car. We wandered around Screw Auger Falls and did a little rock hopping. NIce wooded picnic area with a view of the creek. In early June the mosquitoes were out in force and bug spray only deterred them from biting, not from swarming. We then drove up to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Grafton Notch State Park is one of the most beautiful areas I've ever visited. I know many people who vacation in Maine and stick to the southern points like Ogunquit or Saco but a trip up to Bethel, and especially Grafton Notch, will most certainly reward your time. I have been there in the spring and fall and would definitely... More

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