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Flume Gorge

852 Daniel Webster Highway (Rt 3), Franconia, NH 03251
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Ranked #2 of 15 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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Avon, Colorado, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Flume is such a great value for the quick 2 mile hike. Went smoothly considering we were there on Sat of Columbus Day Weekend. HIGHLY recommend!

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Newton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time for this one - it's a good couple miles of trails, with lots of ups & downs, in the woods. But totally worth the walk because the scenery & the flume is breathtaking! Nature at its best. And an interesting lodge at the start with displays & bathrooms. Well done.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

As with the Lost River Gorge, Flume Gorge was made very accessible, clearly marked and plenty of local information was provided. Both educational and a pleasant, if somewhat strenuous in places, walk. recommended

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Honestly, we had no idea what to expect when we went to the Flume Gorge in NH. One of the people in our group found the brochure and wanted to go see what it was all about. So we went and discovered some beautiful water features, lovely forests and a fairly easy 2 mile hike. It was a bit pricy,... More

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was a very beautiful hike and was really something that you cannot capture in photographs. We had a very nice time and would recommend this attraction to others. Note that there are a lot of steps and hills on this hike and some may have trouble with this.

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Saratoga, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Being senior citizens, we took the bus ride that was offered that shortened the hike to the Flume Gorge. It was amazing and worth the walk.

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Kellyville Sydney Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The walk was easy, in parts some stairs but not difficult and we are in our 60's. Make sure you wear the correct shoes and carry a bottle of water. The scenery is beautiful and the fall colours added to the beauty. The gorge was packed when we were there. The weather was very warm and the whole area was... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

While it was beautiful and definitely showcased nature at it's finest, I didn't think it was worth what we paid. I would rather hike some trails, go visit the basin, and the cascades in the area.

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Abilene, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The hike was a lot longer than we thought it would be with a lot of stairs (2.5 miles) Yes, it is expensive, but it is beautiful and my husband and I thought it was worth it. We didn't have a lot of time in the White Mountains & they've made the Flume Gorge extremely accessible.

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Naples, Florida, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I remember, as a kid, my parents took the whole family to see The Flume. It was unforgettable, to say the least. It was still very beautiful, and pretty well maintained, except for the occasional discarded candy bar wrapper or plastic bottle. Given the size of the crowd that was there on Columbus Day weekend, the place was relatively clean.... More

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