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Flume Gorge

852 Daniel Webster Highway (Rt 3), Franconia, NH 03251
603-745-8391
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Franconia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Waterfalls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Traveler Description: Flume Gorge is one of the highlights of Franconia Notch State Park (http://www.nhsta... and is not to be missed if you don't mind the $15/adult... more »
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New Hampshire, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You've driven by before, next time stop in and take in the two mile hike through the flume and see what has been a wonder for over two hundred years. It's a slow steady simple walk with lots of informative signage.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Comparing to other attraction in New England, it is quite unique. The board walk offers such a different experience than most trails in White Mountain

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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We are frequent visitors of state and national parks and we could not pass this up. Before you start the hike, there is a visitors center that houses a wealth of information and education about the flume. The visitors center says the trail is 2 miles long but according to my GPS tracker it was 3.22 miles. Now, we did... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the more beautiful areas I've ever seen. It would be nice to be able to get off the boardwalk in some areas, but given the volume of people, I understand why that is not a good idea. It's and easy walk for kids and adults and definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The flume gorge is not only a stunningly beautiful place, it is a ton of fun. It's appropriate for all ages in reasonable shape (not handicap accessible though). A ton of stairs, but not strenuous. Definitely take the longer route around to see the Pool and visit the Wolf Den. Highly recommend for all, particularly families.

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Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are going to the White Mountains and you are capable of the physical demands, visiting the Flume is a must see. I arrived in the late afternoon and there were quite a few people climbing the trail heading up. I would suggest planning an early morning visit or maybe a very late afternoon one. Once you get to... More

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Dumfries
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This 2 mile walk is a nice hike through the woods, and spotlessly clean. The boardwalk trail itself up the gorge is well interpreted, with interpretive signs describing the geology of the gorge, glacial features, and native plants, lichen, and mosses. Historical photographs of the area are included. Our 2014 trip was especially rewarding, as the waters were swift and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went early in the morning & were the first ones round, so we got the full beauty of the place without any crowds. It was a sunny day with tons of water cascading down. Really a beautiful sight. There is walking up hill involved, so probably not for the infirm.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I think your decision on whether or not to go here depends on a few factors. -Are you into nature and natural beauty? -Are you okay walking uphill quite a bit? -Are you okay paying $15pp? If you answer yes to all three then I'd definitely go. It's pretty amazing what the water has created, and the history behind it... More

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Euless, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A moderate hike with well marked trails leads to a fairly impressive waterfall. Don't go expecting unspoiled scenery, there are paths and stairs, but pretty nonetheless. The little side trail to the overlook to the Basin is worth doing.

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