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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: Driving, Hiking, Biking, Snow-shoeing
Description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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Captures the Essence of New England's Natural Beauty

I went to Franconia Notch back in October when the fall foliage was in full bloom. I was only there for one day and the weather was gloomy, but even with those conditions this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I went to Franconia Notch back in October when the fall foliage was in full bloom. I was only there for one day and the weather was gloomy, but even with those conditions this was an absolutely wonderful day trip. I hiked the Bald Mountain/Artist Bluff trail (which had a GORGEOUS view of the lake & mountains) which was less... More 

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Maspeth, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

if you love to hike..its the place..with so many trails and attractions, with spots for camping in the mountains..

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168 reviews 168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There is so much to do here, I could write a book! I'm going to give one of my favorite family fun things to do that I Iove, the Bald Mtn-Artist Bluff Loop trail. It's located in the parking lot across the street from Canon Mtn. Pull in the lot, straight to the back and it's down on the left.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Franconia Notch is a beautiful area! There are things to do here for everyone. There is access to many hiking trails of all skill levels. There is a paved bike trail that runs up through the Notch to the Old Man in the mountain viewing area. The State Park campground is great! The weather changes constantly. We visited in July,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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83 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a huge tourist attraction in the White Mountains and with good reason. If you like hiking and the outdoors, make this place a must stop. Although it can be busy with other people, it is a nice walk through the notch and there are other trails to hike as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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143 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Inevitably there are lots of visitors at the information centre, around the car park and the facilities but get away from them and things are more pleasurable. That said the interpretation is very good here especially the film on geology and the landscape's development. Out in the open this is spectacular country.

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UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We walked to Flume Gorge, very interesting, lovely walk, a good day. Good facilities, cafe with a nice range of snacks & drinks, clean loos, reasonable prices.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are so many mountains to choose from and great views of the Presidentials. If you want to knock off a bunch of 4000 footers, this is a good place to go.

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Felton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lots to do here. Leaves were very pretty. Just the drive thru was a treat. Lot of traffic though. Some nice short hikes and lots of turnouts for photo ops. Definitely worth a visit.

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Within the park, accessible by I-93 are hiking trails, bike trails, ponds with a beach, waterfalls, moose, bears, and a ski area with a tram open year round, all surrounded by scenic beauty.

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