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Franconia Notch

Address: Franconia, NH
Phone Number: 603 823 5661
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Forests, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: The narrow passageway between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.
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Type: Forests, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: The narrow passageway between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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229 reviews 229 reviews
80 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful, especially in the fall. There is the park and then the drive through the notch. The drive has several places to pull over and take in the scenery.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my most favorite walk (hike) of my trip. Take a walking stick if walking is at all difficult. There is a boardwalk climbing up the gorge. It is beautiful and worth the effort. The leaves were gorgeous and there are some very interesting ancient trees with roots which seem to grow around rocks.

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Rochester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a beautiful nature hike!! At the south end of Franconia Notch, the Flume is a mountain stream with waterfalls between high granite walls. You climb through the gorge via a boardwalk. This is not an easy climb. At times it is steep and it is 1.5 miles round trip. However, if you are an adventurer and fairly fit, go... More 

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Endicott, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Do not miss exploring Franconia notch and this park. See the Flume, and the Basin, and learn about the Old Man in the Mountain and visit his memorial park. by all means do a tram ride up Cannon Mountain.

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautiful area. Beautiful walk. Breath taking. Photographer's delight. Well worth the trip. I'm planning my return trip...Soon

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Charlottetown, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
69 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hiking the ridge is a must for all hikers even with the crowds. Early week is the best time to beat crowds. The Flume Cannon Mountain or the Basin all worth a look. Something for everyone or just drive the parkway for the views.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

nice little town . nice neat little gift store in town woman is very nice price not bad all kinds of neat things . stay away from parking lot of hillwinds parking lot heard not dog friendly. people in food store very very helpful . ice cream place has to be visited sooo good

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Arizona
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We didn't go thru the park but did drive thru. The Notch is beautiful and so is the sceanery around it.

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Bethpage, New York, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Amazing to drive through, you feel like you are in a canyon with two big walls on either side the mountains are so close to the road on each side.

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Carthage, Mississippi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was my third time up the gorge, and it was as spectacular as always. You do not have to be a mountain-climber to make it to the top. Take your time, and enjoy the beauty!

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