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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Pack a bag with snacks and water. Bring your camera and get wet. This park is beautiful. The kids enjoyed the hiking, waterfalls and views as well. It is a must see.

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chatham, nh usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went here on a hot summer day and had a blast! Pristine waterfalls that you can actually swim and tube in (and over), an immaculate picnic area, scenic and challenging (but short) hikes (ie: to Table Rock") make this the perfect summer day escape for the family...in fact, everyone we met was so relaxed it was just an amazing... More

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Round Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

easy access to the AT plus numerous side trails yet still on a convenient east-west route, loved that signage was in English and French

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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161 reviews 161 reviews
113 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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