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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

Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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Home of the Sentinel Pine Covered Pedestrian Bridge

We took the hike! Sure, the park is home to the flume gorge, but don't miss the Sentinel Pine Covered Pedestrian Bridge crossing over a most enchanting section of the Pemigewasset... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wayne, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the hike! Sure, the park is home to the flume gorge, but don't miss the Sentinel Pine Covered Pedestrian Bridge crossing over a most enchanting section of the Pemigewasset River. We enjoyed the bridge and river views as much as we liked the flume gorge. Worth the hike!

Thank CoppertoneGold
Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to do, several stops along the interstate highway. Hikes of all abilities are available, and killer scenery!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franconian Notch State Park is the home of The Flume Gorge. This is a wonderful walk through the forest and along a gorge stream. #1 on my list!!

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Dexter, Maine
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way home from the Adirondacks and wanted to take the scenic route. We decided to visit The Flume. What a fun, fascinating place to go. The hike to the top is easily doable as long as you have good foot ware. There is an interesting film at the visitor center that,s a must see as well.

Thank dissatisfied307
Newfoundland, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are great trails to hike everywhere in Franconia Notch State Park. I can't wait to go back and try some more that we heard about, we hiked everyday and haven't even scratched the surface of all the trails we'd like to try.

Thank Chris C
Wading River, New York
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day, easy hike, beautiful scenery! Anyone can do it, just make sure you have on hiking shoes/sneakers so you don't slip.

Thank Pat S
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove across the state on the Kancamagus Highway enjoying the nature along the way. A week too early for the best leaf peeping but we still got lots of color. Enjoyed the stream, rapids, and waterfalls on our way across to Lincoln and then the highlight of the trip was an afternoon at Flume Gorge. My recommendation is not... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Especially enjoyed the Flume Gorge and the surrounding scenery in the White Mountains. I was too late in the season for the Tram at Cannon Mountain, but am sure that would be great. Very informative 20 minute introductory movie at the visitor's center about the Notch area.

Thank Marge W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had just left Boston and headed up to this area on a whim. We're glad we did. The view was very scenic. We could even see the ocean as we had a clear day.

Thank tdammen
Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here in the afternoon and its a gem of a state park. Enjoyed the visitor center and their historical displays of the region. There is also a coffee shop, gift shop and rest rooms.

Thank rc1950

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