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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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Bronx, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great hiking everywhere in Lincoln but liked this hike on our first day in town as we built up to longer more challenging hikes . It a don't miss hike when you are in the area . Very few people on the trail . We did not get to see any wild life on the trail was the only drawback... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

God & Mother Nature at her best...cool in the hot summer..A short hike and then WOW...Great for family's and romantic for couples

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Patchogue, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Another beautiful walk along the river seeing several falls and of course the basin. It is amazing how water created it. Be sure to walk along the trails that go past the basin. Nature at its finest!

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Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy for most anyone with absolutely lovely views. This is a don't miss hike you can squeeze into any schedule.

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Carver, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Truly pretty and picturesque. The kids enjoyed this spot. A must see if you are in this area. The water is pretty cold.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just an amazingly beautiful walk. Do the Flume Gorge as well if you get a chance.The whole park is spectacular!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I made a sidetrip to the Basin for a picnc while in Lincoln. After a short walk under the roadway and thru the woods we came upon an astonishing natural site - the Basin is one of those things you need to see - hard to describe the beauty - a big swirl of water that formed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I loved it. I have never been there before until this weekend. I loved every minute of it, the smell, the look everything. I actually got engaged there it was so beautiful. Definitely a perfect romantic spot, but also great for family day also. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone. We will definitely be going every year. The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a short, easy walk so well worth the trip. The running water is enjoyable to see, and the Basin is an opportunity to view 25,000 years of nature showing it's awesome force (the rushing water formed the Basin). There are also many places to get down into the water if you want to do this, as well as... More

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South Salem, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Never get tired of this place. Crystal clear cold water that has craved out little pools and slides through the years . The big bowl (basin ) is an amazing site to see . Mother nature sure knows how to make some great eye candy . While here also look for the Baby Flume down stream from the basin. Its... More

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