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Franconia Notch

Franconia, NH
603 823 5661
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Scenic Drives, Forests
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: The narrow passageway between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Breathtaking views and notch has many things to do in close proximity---Cannon Mtn. Tramway, Flume Gorge and numerous stops for trails and sights.

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Mesa, Arizona
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This area has a lot to discover: hiking trails, camping, aerial tramway and some interesting historical information. Take the drive through the mountains of New Hampshire. It's a little slow and a little windy but worth every curve.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stunning views! It was a challenging hike but very rewarding. Beautiful waterfalls on the way up the Falling Waters Trail. Definitely bring a lot of water to drink if you plan on hiking the ridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed for 6 days in August , at Lafayette Campground. Outstanding place, everything was amazing. Few areas anywhere would have as many spectacular natural wonders, doubly so for an area as relatively small as Franconia. We did Echo beach, Cannon Mountain tram and observation tower trail at the top, the basin, the Flume gorge, the hike to Lonesome Lake, and... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We took the aerial tramway up Cannon Mountain, fab views. We hiked up Mt Pemigewasset, visited the Flume (overpriced and crowded but nice walk), we strolled on the beach at Echo Lake. Plenty for everyone of all ages and fitness levels.

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Forestdale, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The basin was gorgeous! The best part was it was free. Not that the other places we went were expensive but every one knows how a budget needs to expand sometimes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The sights were amazing, the price was fairly expensive, and I was not met with friendly faces as I paid for admission. It is a self guided hike that included a lot of impatient people trying to get to the top all at the same time so it was very hard to enjoy the sights around.you without being rushed, it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The bike trail starts near Echo Lake and Cannon Mountain with signs leading all the way down to the Flume Gorge. The trail follows the highway and is mostly downhill. The scenery is beautiful and bike path is paved all the way down to the Flume Gorge parking lot. Went during Memorial Day weekend 2013 and was definitely worth the... More

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