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Franconia Notch

Address: Franconia, NH
Phone Number: 603 823 5661
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Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Franconia
Type: Scenic drives, Forests, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: The narrow passageway between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.
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Type: Scenic drives, Forests, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: The narrow passageway between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges.

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Omro
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking. Gorgeous place to visit in the winter. A lot of sites to go to as well. Definitely a site to see!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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233 reviews 233 reviews
83 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
52 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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