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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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new jersey usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What an awesome place! Wonderful landscapes, inexpensive gift shop, and lots of waterfalls. My only complaint is a lack of good trail maps - so many places to go!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Though it may be nostalga for me, it is my opinon that Franconia Notch is as or more specular than Yosemite. The drive through is breath taking as each turn affords views that appear to be from fantasy. Trails and scenic areas along the road are top notch and offer visitors of all mobility levels, the opportunity to see the... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This park has amazing views and unbelievable foliage. We loved being able to just pull over and picnic at a trailhead and then hike a ways.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A beautiful part of the country to explore. We particularly enjoyed the Flume. Went when it first opened in the morning and were the first people round. Everything was green and sparkling in the sunlight. A spectacular natural beauty. Other parts of the park also beautiful like the Basin & with the beautiful mountain backdrop of the White Mountains.

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Waterville, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wow... Mother Nature got this a place right. And the park does a great job at preserving it's beauty. The flume is spectacular and a must see while visiting the White Mountains.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved the park. The walk to the Basin is easy and my girls loved walking in the stream along the way.

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
9 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The profile of the Old Man no longer exists (being lost to the winds/and elements)-but the Franconia Notch site remains a White Mountain Classic! The site contains the Flume, walking trails, waterfalls, great views - and a visitor center with interesting, historic exhibits. This is a classic Hampshire experience--don't miss it!

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Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nothing to dislike. It is a great place - well maintained. Beautiful mountains & facilities. Go back as often as I can.

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Bethpage, New York, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Flume is amazing and cheap. Great trails. Short, long, flat, or steep, whatever you want. Cannon Mountain tram has great views and the drivers are very nice. Small little shop and food if needed at multiple locations.

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Sacramento, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Flume Gorge is part of the Franconia Notch State Park. It is a wonderful improved trail that includes boardwalks, stairs and covered bridges which lead to scenic waterfalls, rock outcroppings and pleasant views. It is accessible to anyone in reasonable shape, but it is not ADA accessible. The downside is that for a large family, it is costly. (Adults... More

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