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Echo Lake Beach

Address: Franconia, NH
Phone Number: 603 823-8800
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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York PA
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168 reviews 168 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had the pleasure of taking our grandchildren to Echo Beach last Summer and when my husband and I were on vacation in North Conway a week ago, introduced him to the lake as well. You can see Cathedral ledge on the other side. Beautiful sandy beach perfect for children.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great beach and excellent view of Cannon Mountain ski slopes and of Franconia Notch. Kids loved searching for crawfish in the stream.

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East Greenwich, RI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited in July. Great area. Even on a hot day the water is very cold. Spring fed keeps it that way. Set in the White Mountains in Franconia Notch, this seems to be a good area to picnic by the water. Tables are nearby and a snack bar. It's worth a stop during your visit!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
56 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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