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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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Charlottetown, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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133 reviews 133 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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76 helpful votes 76 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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