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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Biking, Snow-shoeing
Description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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It's beautiful!!

Wonderful trails.... Photo opportunities galore!!.... The drive through the area is beautiful.... Check it out!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Wonderful trails.... Photo opportunities galore!!.... The drive through the area is beautiful.... Check it out!!!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just wanted to add another 5 star review for this place. Amazing trails and places. The gorges, waterfalls, covered bridges, fall colors... Fantastic.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We came here to go for a hike but because of all the snow on the ground the hiking trails were closed. That didn't stop us from exploring though! We took the bike route and just started walking. It was a perfect day. 60 degrees, mountain completely covered in snow, sunny, and not another person on the trail! It was... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love this park! We were here in the fall and started out in Bethlehem (where we were staying) and just drove south toward Lincoln. Every so often there is a sign for a trail or waterfall or some other feature that you can see. I'm not 100% sure now what all we did. Definitely took the lift up Cannon... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I went to Franconia Notch back in October when the fall foliage was in full bloom. I was only there for one day and the weather was gloomy, but even with those conditions this was an absolutely wonderful day trip. I hiked the Bald Mountain/Artist Bluff trail (which had a GORGEOUS view of the lake & mountains) which was less... More 

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Maspeth, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

if you love to hike..its the place..with so many trails and attractions, with spots for camping in the mountains..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There is so much to do here, I could write a book! I'm going to give one of my favorite family fun things to do that I Iove, the Bald Mtn-Artist Bluff Loop trail. It's located in the parking lot across the street from Canon Mtn. Pull in the lot, straight to the back and it's down on the left.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Franconia Notch is a beautiful area! There are things to do here for everyone. There is access to many hiking trails of all skill levels. There is a paved bike trail that runs up through the Notch to the Old Man in the mountain viewing area. The State Park campground is great! The weather changes constantly. We visited in July,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a huge tourist attraction in the White Mountains and with good reason. If you like hiking and the outdoors, make this place a must stop. Although it can be busy with other people, it is a nice walk through the notch and there are other trails to hike as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Inevitably there are lots of visitors at the information centre, around the car park and the facilities but get away from them and things are more pleasurable. That said the interpretation is very good here especially the film on geology and the landscape's development. Out in the open this is spectacular country.

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