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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: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Biking, Snow-shoeing
Owner description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Biking, Snow-shoeing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

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Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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80 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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143 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We walked to Flume Gorge, very interesting, lovely walk, a good day. Good facilities, cafe with a nice range of snacks & drinks, clean loos, reasonable prices.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are so many mountains to choose from and great views of the Presidentials. If you want to knock off a bunch of 4000 footers, this is a good place to go.

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Felton, California
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228 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lots to do here. Leaves were very pretty. Just the drive thru was a treat. Lot of traffic though. Some nice short hikes and lots of turnouts for photo ops. Definitely worth a visit.

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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