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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
603-745-8391
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Love the scenery, it's not a bad hike and is worth the walk. It's beautiful to see how the water has created this smooth basin in the side of a hill.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was so beautiful. We did the basin/cascade hike which is pretty easy but worth the view. There are little falls and beautiful pools throughout the walk. Must see!

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Wernersville PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We decided on a whim to just pull off and see what it was when we saw the sign. A nice pleasant walk to beautiful and interesting natural water designs.

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Litchfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful scene. The walk through the woods was great and the Basin was breathtaking! The whole area was beautiful and would love to go back!

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Canton, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Nice short hike to some pretty waterfalls and the basin - I just did not find it that exciting and I usually am into natural formations. Parking was pretty tight but people are in and out quickly. It is free so worth a stop if you are near by.

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Tewkesbury
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There was a walk up to this feature from a number of destinations, we walked up about 2 miles, partly along the Appalchian Trail. It is an interesting place to visit in a very pretty spot.

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Canterbury, Connecticut, United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Looking for less touristy things to do we came upon this place. Easy hike to the water on well maintained trails. This place is very popular, making parking challenging. The northbound parking lot had plenty of space. The southbound parking was full. Sturdy shoes are needed as the trail does get rough at some points. Enjoyed dipping our feet in... More

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

An enjoyable walk with beautiful scenery. A great place for photos of unspoiled nature at its best. Worth putting on your to do list if you are in Lincoln.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy walk to the Basin. Great picture taking spot. The natural scenery is beautiful. Take a picnic. Restrooms available and decent.

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Gratz, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed a very peaceful walk through the basin and just watching the falls was so relaxing. Loved reading all the history related signs.

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