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Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia, NH 03580
603-745-8391
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Ranked #1 of 14 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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Tacoma, Wa.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Franconia Notch State park is a great park in the beautiful White mountains of NH. They admission fee for out of state visitors is pretty stiff @ $12.00 but worth the price. You cannot by-pass the visitor center. The loop hike that includes the covered bridge and flume and back to the visitor center is about 2 miles long and... More

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Wernersville PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We have never seen anything like the Notch before. We were both amazed by it and thrilled to be able to see it. It was a great trek through the Notch and around all the very cool walkways. If you are physically able to do it - DON"T HESITATE! Loved It!

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Plainfield, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A quick hike, about a mile and a half loop with great views at both areas as well as some nice peeks in-between. Not too tough a hike, with some rocky areas. Very enjoyable!

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Goffstown, nh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I hiked thru the Flume today and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the ticket salesperson to the bus driver to the workers repairing the walkways, all were very informative and so willing to answer our questions. The scenery is beautiful and to be able to get up close and personal with this natural wonder is very special.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very accessible state park. We were wowed by the flume gorge, a must do for anyone visiting the White Mountains/lakes region. Beautiful scenery, stunning views and an easy 2+mile loop walk. The drive through the notch is rewarding with mountain vistas. Hiked to the basin and up a little further to Kinsman Falls teens had a great time wading in... More

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were just passing through on our way from Vermont to New York and took the long way through Franconia Notch State Park. We decided on visiting Flume Gorge. Wonderful experience. We had a 2 and 6 year old and had no problem with the 2 mile round trip hike up to the top of the gorge and waterfalls. On... More

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new jersey usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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