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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The whole area is very nice, the trail form the parking lot to the Basin is mostly flat, wide and clear of obstacles, very easy for explorers of all ages. It goes by the river that has carved some nice forms in the rock, the forest itself is also very quiet. The "crowning" moment, the Basin, is also very nice... More 

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Thompson, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Parking on the Franconia Parkway was ample but I'm sure during the busy season it may get crowded. A very light walk on very nice walkways can be encountered. A nice place to stretch your legs when traveling. No fee at this location. Bathrooms are limited. Plan about 1 hour to enjoy the flowing water and rock formations.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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266 reviews 266 reviews
217 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, in N.H. "The Basin" provides you with several miles of well marked, and scenic hiking trails. There is something available for everyone!

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Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

In Franconia Notch. Short walk into the woods. Awesome to experience the beauty of nature. Beautiful falls into a "granite" pool. It was raining when we went, but worth getting wet to see it!

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Newton, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A short walk & well worth it - the scenery was spectacular. It was not steep & would be easy for a disabled person/wheelchair, I think.

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wirral
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are in the area this is one of the must see natural phenomena of the area. The weather wasn't appropriate when we visited but a great place for walkers too.

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Abilene, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Basin was an easy exit off the highway, and short walk. We didn't hike any further, but the path was cement and handicap accessible. The Basin was neat, but also just a really giant pool of clear water.

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Limitations kept me from doing the flume. The basin was great. Easy walk. Wonderful sights.Easy parking.

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Milford, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well maintained and quaint little spot to see what millions of years of the constant flow of water over the rocks will do. We enjoyed this little excursion. We were wondering what all the "non Americans" were doing all over the White Mountains! They all had cameras (most with tripods) and most of them were talking between themselves in a... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

For no cost you can't beat the view of the water and the pool. Peaceful and serene by the side of Rte. 3/93 in Franconia Notch, NH. Stop the next time you are passing, you are sure to enjoy it.

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