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Grafton Notch State Park

Address: Bethel, ME
Phone Number: 207-824-2912
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Bethel
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Owner description: Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots...
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Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Owner 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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We saw the park in the winter under about 5 inches of snow and it was beautiful. The half frozen waterfalls were wonderful to see! We can't wait to go back in the summer!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The 3 popular trails are very well marked. We walked them in a feet of snow and they were still lovely. Would have been better with snow shoes...

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Bath, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a great scenic drive in the spring, summer and autumn. The roads are well cleared in the winter, but the attractions are impossible to reach in the winter as the snow is not cleared from the parking lots or the traisl.

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Campbell, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rescue
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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173 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 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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