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Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia, NH 03580
603-745-8391
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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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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Springfield
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
282 helpful votes 282 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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North Conway, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The ride through Franconia Notch off I93 is breathtaking. Gorgeous mountains, skylines, etc. The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park is a wonderful place to go for anyone that can walk especially on a hot summers day. Because you're walking among waterfalls, the temps are much lower than outside the park. It's almost like being in out door air... More

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Bucks County PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We loved the variety of this park. We did three hikes, easy medium and HARD. Easy was Flume Gorge, so fantastic after some rain, the boardwalk along the falls is amazing. Bridal Veil falls was medium and also really great, more rocky and longer, rewards you all along with falls and then the huge falls at the end are the... More

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Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Franconia Notch State Park is different from other state parks we have visited. One, there was no entrance fee to visit the park, just entrance fees to certain areas, like the Flume Gorge and the Beach. It was also different because you drove from place to place. Each area had a parking lot and from that lot you could walk... More

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