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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 2013
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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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I base my USA vacation on locations of water/waterfalls. Usually ones I can swim in. But this state park is amazingly beautiful. We went in June on a rainy day and it ended up becoming sunny-we were practically the only people there. We took gorgeous photos with no straggling people in the background. The hike/walk is not ok for ppl... More

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Lots to do and see - I never tire of the Park and its beauty. The scenery changes, with a different beauty each season. One day isn't enough!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The husband and I stopped here near the end of our fall foliage trip. We bought the combo ticket to go on the Cannon Mt. Tram and visit Flume Gorge, and it was well worth it. The views at the top of the tram and the 2-mile nature hike at Flume Gorge are not to be missed! Both hikes were... More

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North Carolina, USA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Raining and overcast when we went but still had a great time following the trail up to the falls. Not strenuous and there is handicap access to some the interesting sights along the river.

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Delmar, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was really impressed with this park. I loved the setting in between the mountains with the flowing waterways. Be aware that some of the trails cross waterways that you have to transverse on your own so do your homework about the trails before you visit the park.

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Phoenix, AZ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
11 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great non-strenuous hike, beautiful surroundings (especially during 'leaf-peeper' season), and 3 waterfalls along the 2.5 mile loop trail. The Flume Gorge is flanked on either side with granite and the Avalanche Falls were so lovely! A great way to spend the morning - we loved it!

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California, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband thought this might be a little touristy - it was $12 each I think to get in. Well worth it! Tis is iconic site in the park, and while they have civilized it up past my taste, it is so beautiful! 3 waterfalls in 2 miles. Easy hike, panoramic fall views on every inch of the hike. I... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I love that this park straddles I93. It makes it easy to access by car. All of the places we visited in the park Echo Lake, Cannon Mountain Tram and Flume Gorge were all well maintained. There are ample opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, sight-seeing, and relaxing. Left feeling there was more to explore.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We climbed Mt. Willard and had lunch (its one of the easier mountains to climb). Breathtaking! We also went to The Basin and The Flume. We really cannot think of anything we disliked.

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South Jordan, Utah
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was the first stop on our 10-day New England road trip. It was a sore disappointment. Some things such as the clouds covering up Man of the Mountain, and the lack of brilliant fall foliage were out of anyone's control. We understand that. But the Flume turned out to be quite a hike for not a lot of anything... More

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