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Echo Lake Beach

Franconia, NH
603 823-8800
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Franconia
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a wonderful area this is and when I came upon Echo Lake Beach I was impressed. Clear, clean water and so refreshing. It is a very small and not crowded beach. I went off season so I am not sure how crowded it is in the middle of summer or the facilities as far as food and fees are... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this was great. the lake is huge . this is only one of the beaches for lake access. really nice old town. benches to sit on and watch the lake. you could sit there for hours and watch the water and the birds. many families were there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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276 reviews 276 reviews
57 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

They seem to stop collecting parking fees after 5, which is great if you just want to watch the lake around sunset. It’s a stunning view, and worth the short drive off the highway.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Just a short distance from Conway this is a hidden gem. Take the walk around Echo Lake on either the trail or along the beach. Pretty flat and easy to navigate. Cathedral ledge and White Horse are right next to the Lake trail. We did this during the Fall colors and was a real beauty!

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We where very excited about the location of Echo Lake. Mountain views everywhere. The parking lot which is rough, costs too much to park for what is eventually going to be an expensive and somewhat wasted day. We changed into our swimwear in the average bathouse. We wanted to rent a kayak or canoe to take around the lake. It... More

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stopped here after the Flume and had a good time. We mainly wanted to rent kayaks and paddle around the lake. Kayaks cost 20/hour which was pretty reasonable. Very peaceful paddling around the lake and not too many other boaters out there. You can easily paddle from one side to the other. The beach area was pretty nice with... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We went to New Hamshire for the Long weekend. The weather was very hot on 4th and 5th July. Echo lake was a big relief in such a weather. The water was cool and the nearby Picnic Area on the Beach was just perfect. You can enjoy your lunch or evening snack on the Benches. You can also bring a... More

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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I met my first girlfriend here in 1953. You figure the memories. My Search and Rescue Team meets here every summer for our annual picnic and "hidden victim practice search". Bathe or canoe in Echo Lake and take photos of this very scenic setting cupped in the valley between Cannon Mountain and Mount Lafayette where many 19th century artists came... More

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South Salem, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

A great place to cool off on a hot day . The views from the beach and lake are just plain BEAUTIFUL . No other way to describe it. Rent a pedal boat,canoe, swim ,fish or just relax in the shade and take it all the beauty.

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South Salem, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

A great way to cool off on a hot day . Rent a boat , take a walk , swim, fish or just relax in the shade and enjoy the Amazing view from the beach .

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