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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
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Description: This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest...
This 20-foot-wide natural granite abyss is probably one of the largest "potholes" you've ever seen.
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Easy walk, can go into the water, beautiful views all around. Large parking lot, water is very cols but feels nice to put your toes in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Easy walk, can go into the water, beautiful views all around. Large parking lot, water is very cols but feels nice to put your toes in!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Recent trip to Franconia Notch we spent a morning walking around the Basin. Beautiful! Great timing, very few people were out and about and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Simply gorgeous, nature at it's finest.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk down to this beautiful spot. This is the picture that should be in the dictionary next to the word Nature.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have never been here before. Absolutely wonderful. Easy walk with a short hike. It was nice to sit on the rocks and just enjoy the beautiful water and surroundings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This stop is such an easy but serene walk to the basin that do not overlook it...do this while at the state park.

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Goffstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is our family walk. We have been visiting the basin for almost 30 years. The flow of water and relaxation is just wonderful.

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Mid Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were a party of two parents, two grandparents, and a 2 year old and 4 year old. This was a short hike just off the parking lot. To get to the Basin, you walk down the path, which takes under an overpass, which was a highlight for my kids. They loved yelling words and hearing the echo back under... More 

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Orange City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great place to visit. Flume Gorge is one of the most beautiful places I have been. The walk along the trail is pleasant and the fresh air and beauty is amazing.

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Hudson, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been going to White mountains since I was a kid and have been to the basin many times. We did a bike ride through Franconia Notch and stopped here for the first time in many years. Always a beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great short hike its right off the highway and has very easy access. You can continue on with several trail options. A beautiful place to stretch your legs if your traveling in the North Country

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Additional Information about The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, NH
Phone Number: 603-745-8391
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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