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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Biking, Snow-shoeing, Driving, Hiking
Description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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Great place to walk

For nature lovers, this place is just superb. Lots of lovely walking on tracks along the side of a fast flowing river with waterfalls, gorges, trees, small animals etc. bit of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a pleasant walk in a beautiful natural setting. The paths are well maintained and there are lots of folks in August to keep you company.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

For nature lovers, this place is just superb. Lots of lovely walking on tracks along the side of a fast flowing river with waterfalls, gorges, trees, small animals etc. bit of hill climbing required, but overall not too strenuous. Don't stray off path too much - we got into a pickle trying to cross the river in the wrong place,... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed at a cabin in the park for a week and really enjoyed all the hikes and activities. It is a great place for families or couples, with endless recreational activities.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Franconia Notch is a great base camp for those who are doing the famed Franconia Ridge Trail. The Flume gorge is close by but touristy. From the campground you can also access Lonesome Lake and Kinsman notch loop. Camped 3 nights in the campground. The campsites are very close to one another and the traffic from the roads WILL keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've been to Franconia Notch several times, and it just doesn't get any less breathtaking. It is a must see for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. It is $16 dollars a person and well worth it. It is very accessible even to people who may not be physically fit. My mother who walks with a cane managed.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It is surprising to pay a state park per person to go through a gorge, but it was well worth it. There are other hikes in the area that have similar scenery for free, but this one is an easier walk and a nice overview of the area if you are not in the area for long. The visitor center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Let me start by saying I am a 50 yr old female in moderately good shape. I loved this hike, but it was a challenge. Parking for the trails is directly off Rt 93 and there was no cost which was nice. There is a bathroom at the beginning of the trail but it was not the cleanest. I started... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful Park. Very scenic and would recommend to anyone that can walk long distances. Offers great scenery and is very relaxing.

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been here several times with my husband and later on, with my husband and our two sons. It's a beautiful place.

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The walk to the flume is on a well maintained path- no obstacles, always sure footing. There is some uphill/downhill- nothing difficult. The trail follows the natural waterway to the flume- so there are many scenic spots- small falls and pools - as you approach the main events.- that means its not just a singular event at the end of... More 

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