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Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia, NH 03580
603-745-8391
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Littleton, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Within the park, accessible by I-93 are hiking trails, bike trails, ponds with a beach, waterfalls, moose, bears, and a ski area with a tram open year round, all surrounded by scenic beauty.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We recently spent time in Fraconia Notch State Park. We purchased the Discovery Pass, which included the Gorge and Aerial Tram. It was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed both attractions. It is important to note that the hike of the Gorge had a lot of steps and hills, so be sure that you have the ability to do this hike... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On October 18th, we took a chance on the weather and went to Franconia Notch State Park to train on a real trail for a major climb we are doing in the spring. We got advice from the park rangers which discouraged us from going up Mount Lafayette because of icy conditions. It had already become a crampon-only hike. So... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A great spot to enjoy nature. Worth the drive and there are many places for a quick hike. We visited at the end of the fall colors, but the area was still breathtaking!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I may not have this quite right, but you can research for yourself. We stopped at the Visitor's Center for what we thought was going to be a walk to the Flume (nice Visitor's Center by the way, worth the visit), but found out they charged $15 per person for the walk. What?! All of New Hampshire is so beautiful,... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

What a beautiful escape. I came here with my girlfriend this past summer and it was one of the highlights of our New England trip. You are essentially walking through a cleft in a mountain, flanked on both sides by sheer walls glimmering wet from the waterfalls that cascade down the rock face. The walk may be difficult for some... More

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scotland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic mountains and rivers, beautiful fall colours, lots to see and do and lots of nice little towns. All in all a wonderful area

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
49 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Geology is a wonderful thing, and water a great sculptor. The gorge is a very special place to visit, and the big landscapes can overwhelm, but do stop to have a look at the little things, like the stellate mosses, and the way in which the yellow birches cling on to life on top of the granite erratics. The visitor... More

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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386 reviews 386 reviews
218 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A really beautiful hike which takes in 3 mountains. Quite demanding in terms of height gain and length of walk but well worth the effort. Once on the ridge the views are exceptional.

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Poperinge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A must visit in the autumn. Take the trail to the Flume gorge an easy one hour walk with wonderful views. There is also a gift shop and cafe on site.

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