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Address: Franconia, NH
Phone Number: 603 823-8800
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Great if you have a busy family

We swam, fished, kayaked, picnicked, played football, floated in tubes, then hiked to the top of the mountain across the road. Beautiful very clean place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris C
Newfoundland, New Jersey

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Newfoundland, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We swam, fished, kayaked, picnicked, played football, floated in tubes, then hiked to the top of the mountain across the road. Beautiful very clean place.

Thank Chris C
Katikati, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Not worth a special detour to. We did a walk to Artist Bluff which is just over the road from Echo Lake and looks down on the Lake. It is very pretty and surround by autumnal trees in beautiful colors but the highways that are on 2 sides of the lake really detract from it. There are much nicer places... More 

Thank 610Margaretd
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It was too cold to swim in October, but Echo Beach was still beautiful in October. The views with the fall foliage were stunning and it's a great photo-op!

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The view is really nice .. on both sides of the lakes the mountains are superbs . You can click some wonderful pics..

Thank Anshul J
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I looked up places to see in the area during our drive through Fanconia Notch and Echo Beach came up as one of the must see places. Did not disappoint! Honestly didn't think we'd spend as much time as we did in this area. There were crawfish and ducks. The tide was low so we were able to view lots... More 

Thank Mezasu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nice beach with beautiful view -- Nice clean lake and great place for quick stop since close to interstate

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A rare combination of a beautiful lake with a little sandy beach and charming mountains views. The place is quiet and relaxing. Found people/families swimming and playing around. The lake is close to the Flume, 5 minutes driving, GPS might misguide about the location - but take Exit 34C and follow the signs. The entry is free in the afternoon,... More 

Thank ShawonOmarFaruq
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you're in the area already (the lake is close to Flume Gorge and Old Man of the Mountain Museum, and next to Cannon Mountain) this is a nice place to stop for a swim. There are changing rooms there (but they weren't the cleanest or best smelling). The beach isn't large, but when we went it also wasn't full.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We came here in August 2015 after hiking Bald Mountain and Artists Bluff just behind and above Echo Lake. It was a hot day and while the hike wasn't too difficult, we were hot and sweaty and very ready for a swim. We had passed Echo Lake numerous times from the highway (93) cutting through Franconia Notch State Park throughout... More 

Thank Sandwich72
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a great beach- every view is breathtaking. Picnic tables all through park, boat rentals only $20 per hour, and the sand was plentiful. As a Floridian, it was great to experience a new beach with lush greenery and mountains around us.

Thank Lara H

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