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

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Hiked to Greenleaf Hut, Mt. Lafayette

Wonderful day hike, partly on the A.T. Tremendous views. Too high for the ubiquitous bugs! Stop at Greenleaf for lunch and a second wind.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wonderful day hike, partly on the A.T. Tremendous views. Too high for the ubiquitous bugs! Stop at Greenleaf for lunch and a second wind.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Franconia Notch is near the Northwest corner of the White Mountains. It is very scenic, both winter, and simmer. And there are several attractions available in this area. Location: On I-93/Route 3, Franconia Notch Parkway, Lincoln/Franconia Phone: General Information:603-823-8800 Flume Gorge & Visitor Center :603-745-8391 Lafayette Campground: 603-823-9513 Cannon Mountain, Echo Lake Beach, Cannon RV Park: 603-823-8800 Activities: Camping, swimming,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have been here twice to show my family and friends how beautiful this park is in Fall!! Waterfalls and fall colors creates a magical effect. Hiking is not bad at all!! I got some of the best nature pics here. Since it will little slippery near falls and you have other walking activities, it is best that you have... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We happened upon the state park and realized it is a spectacular place to see the sights. The tram ride to the top of the mountain has a beautiful view of the valley. At the top are rest rooms and a cafeteria with light fare. We took the short hike to the top to see the highest point. Echo Lake... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A most serene day spent in the park with the sounds of rushing water and wind in the leaves. Such a peaceful place. Waterfalls galore and beauty around every corner.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

So my family and I camped here for 1 night at the campground near the exit. We could see the beautiful White Mountains. There are also numerous hikes available and we chose the mile long one. Their are so many great views along that hike! Definitely recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There are a couple of fee based hikes, but many many many free hikes as well. They vary in difficulty so, you can easily find one that fits your needs.

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were washed out of other hikes that we had planned, and found a destinations that was not in the clouds. Sounded interesting, so we set off. The visitor's center was fully staffed, clean, generally well maintained. The $16 per person ticket price, for a nature trail is pretty outrageous!! We went anyway, since we came for the beauty of... More 

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ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The park has many different levels of hiking trails but it is not always easy to distinguish the level without doing some research. The park should adopt a similar coding structure to the surrounding ski hills to depict levels. Also the trails are not always well marked. I did notice colored markings on some trees but many were quite faded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We did the tram ride to the top of the mountain and it was incredible! The scenery at the summit was just Out of this world and a very nice place to just relax. The area has a lot of history as well and is interesting!

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Additional Information about Franconia Notch State Park

Address: 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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