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Echo Lake Beach

Address: Franconia, NH
Phone Number: 603 823-8800
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Franconia
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Maspeth, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

its like a perfect lake..water is crisp and clean, surprisingly warm for glacier lake, you can actually see fish swimming next to your legs, watch out for the ducks..they love food and they wont hesitate to steal it from you..i got a nice tan

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

With all the traffic of the North Conway area in the summer, there is a place that seems like it's worlds away....and it's only 10 min (without traffic) away from the main stretch. I found Echo Lake while exploring with friends in the mid 1980's. Have made several return trips since and it's always a great time. The low cost... More 

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York PA
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31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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7 attraction reviews
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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64 helpful votes 64 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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