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Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Biking, Snow-shoeing
Description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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We had a great day of hiking at Franconia Notch State Park. It was in the spring, so we avoided crowds. The trails are well maintained. This is a beautiful place and we are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Spent the day with the kids (7 and 8) enjoying the various sites in the State Park. The scenic drives are beautiful but getting out and hiking is the way to go. The Flume Gorge was a great experience...they have 3 distances based on your hiking appetite. We also did the Cannon Mountain Tram and the hike at the summit.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great day of hiking at Franconia Notch State Park. It was in the spring, so we avoided crowds. The trails are well maintained. This is a beautiful place and we are so glad to have had the opportunity to spend time here.

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McPherson, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The drive and turnouts and walks were all worth the time. It was our first leg going around the White Mountains, and while the "Old Man of the Mountain" is gone, it still had a few places to see and walk.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful, so worth the visit. fun and different, trails and wooden staircases were made so everyone can enjoy the flumes and gorges. worth the admission price. great place to take photos.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Flume Gorge, Artist's Point, and a drive through 302 (verses the popular 112) is a must while in the area. I could imagine the mountain range views on 112 in the fall but in summer it didn't do much for us. It wasn't until we turned to go back on 302 around the Crawford state park, where the mt washington... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I wanted to take a bike ride to break up the trip home. I found a great spot, one of many paved trails, and took off riding. Well I didn't get very far due to my finding plenty of things to photograph. There were streams coming down the side of the mountain, a rainbow of colors available in the wildflowers.... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An absolutely beautiful park! One day is enough to see the biggest attractions, enjoy the scenery, do the Cannon Mtn tram

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Camped two nights in Lafayette Place campground, which was nice and close to lots of hiking and the park's attractions. Rangers were really nice and facilities were extremely clean and well-maintained. Not the most private sites, but everything else was so nice that I would not complain about that. Hiking trails are amazing, but believe the guides when they say... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This New Hampshire state park was amazing! Walking through the flume was truly awesome. We saw some great scenery hiking the loop back around through the hills and forests. It is worth the stop. We will be going back someday.

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A must if you are visiting White Mountains. The Flume gorge and the basin are great places to stop by. Plenty of scenic views and photo ops.

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Additional Information about Franconia Notch State Park

Address: Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Franconia
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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