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Crawford Notch State Park

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Address: US Rte. 302, Harts Location, Hart's Location, NH 03812
Phone Number: 603-374-2272
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Ripley Falls a good walk

We trekked to see the Ripley Falls. It was a fairly tricky walk in terms of a lot of rocks to navigate and if you have any issues with mobility it might be too much. The falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We trekked to see the Ripley Falls. It was a fairly tricky walk in terms of a lot of rocks to navigate and if you have any issues with mobility it might be too much. The falls themselves are pretty cool but you will see more impressive ones elsewhere. It does only cost $4 per person via donation, however.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This came up on us suddenly as we drove the highway so on a whim decided to check it out. Glad we did! A small museum (free) outlines how this family apparently tried to escape a flood which raised the river some 20 ft (!) only to be killed by an avalanche. Their house though, survived due a an outcropping... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the Willey house was exceptional! There is a pond across the street that it very peaceful. While we were sitting on the deck having some lunch, there was a black bear and her cub crossing the street to get back down to the river. The Silver Cascades are beautiful!

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the site where the Willey family was killed in a landslide during a violent rain storm in 1826. Across the road from the site, is a pond and two short walking trails. It took us about half an hour to do both. While we were there, we saw a park ranger feeding the ducks in the pond. The... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice hike and you will NOT be disappointed in the end. First portion is decently rocky and steep (but not too taxing at all). The remaining .8 miles to the falls pretty easy. We are not hikers by nature but felt this was a fairly easy hike. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Ripley falls is always a nice, pretty easy hike to take. The trail was a little muddy probably because we hiked it during May, but it was manageable. The waterfall itself is very nice and worth the hike. We also wanted to hike Frankenstein Cliff, but ran out of time.

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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Headed up Sawyer Pond Road and had a fabulous time skiing in - and coming out it was mostly downhill! What a treat! Quiet, beautiful, and peaceful - all those things a wooded ski should be, right??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Crawford Notch is easily accessible from Route 302. It is a beautiful drive during all seasons and offers a lot of activities such as camping and hiking. There are plenty of places to park and explore. We decided to take a hike on a fairly easy trail during November and came across the campground which still had a fair amount... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Beautiful drive through gorgeous mountains with fall colors just beginning their seasonal transformation. The Silver Cascade Falls was truly a show stopper. Took hike up to Riley Falls, the first .1 miles was steep and full of rocks but after that if was a bit better. No matter what the 1/2 mile hike was worth every step.

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

All along Rt. 302 are pulloffs where you can enjoy the views. In addition, there are a few parking areas for exceptional views (like waterfalls and ponds). Be sure to allow yourself enough to time to drive through slowly, ready to pull over at any time, get in and out of the car, and really enjoy the scenery. It is... More 

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