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Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia, NH 03580
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Biking, Snow-shoeing
Description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.
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Weare, NH
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As a resident of NH, I travel north through the Notch a couple of times a month. When I have the time, I try to stop at the park to break up my trips. I will often visit the profile viewing area at Profile Lake, either with a fly rod or just to enjoy the unique "profilers" that give you... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are multiple activities within Franconia Notch and they are all extremely easy to get to with I-93 running right through the middle of it. Heading north, you start at the Flume Gorge, which isn't cheap by state park standards, but we bought the full pass which includes the only two "pay" attractions, the Flume and the Cannon Mountain Tramway.... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Franconia Notch Park includes part of the Appalachian Trail and a range of trails suitable to everyone, such as Bald Mountain or the lovely Lonesome Lake Trail, but don't miss the Falling Waters Trail and the Franconia Ridge crossing waterfalls and climbing boulders to get to an incredible view. The trail is strenuous and the terrain is demanding with a... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This park is full of things to do! Flume gorge is a must! Lots of trails....LOTS. Best idea is to get a map and make a daily plan. You don't realize how much until you leave and realize there is so much more!

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Lexington, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited the cannon mt. aerial tramway, the flume gorge and the basin - all are worth it. The basin is free - the others cost money.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Flume Gorge is a must see attraction! You would wee a beautiful gorge, a mighty waterfall, You will climb many stairs and get wet too! Keep in mind that the tram is not a good idea for a foggy day,

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Ottawa, Canada
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218 reviews 218 reviews
91 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Franconia Notch is well worth the visit and in our opinion one of the nicest state parks around. From its many natural wonders -- the Flume Gorge, The Basin, The Old Man of the Mountain -- to the peaks of the White Mountains that surround it, there's something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors. We stayed at the Lafayette Campground... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is a must visit for the Flume Gorge. The hike was one of my favorite stops on my vacation. The hike is not too difficult and well worth the pictures you will get.

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Nashville, TN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

All together with the other White Mountain activities. Very nice park. Not really defined or separated from the national forest, you just kind of migrate from one to the other as you continue driving down the road. Trails and places to walk/things to see. Steep. Not flat walking, but worth the exercise.

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Waterford, Connecticut, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I loved this drive so much more than driving the Kanc. There seems to be more to do and more life along Franconia Notch. As we were driving we also noticed a group of people alongside the road, so we pulled over. They had sighted a moose! Great views here and beautiful scenery.

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