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Grafton Notch State Park

Bethel, ME
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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Campbell, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We hiked the Eyebrow trail which can be a loop when joined with the Appalachian Trail. The Eyebrow is very steep, so much so that cables and rungs are necessary in some spots. The Appalachian Trail is gorgeous with lots of little cascades and waterfalls. It took us three hours to hike the whole thing, but my husband spent about... More

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Brandon, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's just a road running through with pullouts at short trails. The cave is a joke! But nice walks in the woods for those who don't like to walk far.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We drove from NH through this area and was amazed at the scenery! Coming from the South it reminded us of the Blue Ridge Parkway route with the amazing color of New England. The overlooks around the Rangley Lake area were beautiful and we even saw a moose! We will come back in this area with our kids. Bring your... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We drove this park this past weekend to take in the fall colors and do a couple of the shorter hikes. I love driving through all the notches in NH and ME, and this one, although not this biggest, is certainly worth it as well. The fall colors were fabulous and the peeks of granite jutting out from below the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lots of interesting sights and short hikes. Waterfalls very nice. Great mountain views. This park has it all, short walks and long hikes, all available. Small requested fee.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful drive with many water falls and hiking trails, Many opportunities to capture beautiful photos. Great for seing the fall foliage. A short 20 minute drive from Bethel.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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368 reviews 368 reviews
172 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We made 3 stops at this park to see the falls and then later at the beginning of the Appalachian trail The trails for the falls are short and not too difficult. The falls and moose cave are nice and the large rocks are impressive. The last trail had very nice forest with beautiful fall colors, but the trail became... More

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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 reviews 4 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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