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Grafton Notch State Park

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Address: Bethel, ME
Phone Number: 207-824-2912
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Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without...

Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.

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Absolutely beautiful but needs better labeling...

We recently visited with two children ages five and seven. We took the orange trail which turned into the white and there was one particular spot that was very tricky/dangerous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
jlbon3
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently visited with two children ages five and seven. We took the orange trail which turned into the white and there was one particular spot that was very tricky/dangerous for our young children. My husband was absolutely terrified but we made it across. It took us four hours to finish it. I think it should be better labeled at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The orange trail to table needs a warning, their are several large boulders on the way up that you need to use your hands to get over. Also two sets of metal bars that have to be used for stairs to get over. The blue trail should be assessable to almost everyone. The view and the quiet on the orange... More 

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Thank Jeff F
seacoast, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the day visiting the waterfalls here. Step falls is a half mile hike that is a little steep in some places, but us four retired folks had no problem. You are rewarded at the end with waterfall falling over large rocks, forming pools and continuing on. Great ace to have a quiet day in the water. The more... More 

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Thank Linda M
West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state park is located in a beautiful area. The Screw Auger Picnic area was very nice, with tables located next to the stream and each in its own little space apart from the others. The hiking area seemed to be very popular. However, I felt like the park could be much better with a little work. The Screw Auger... More 

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1 Thank wirttravelers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to several of the falls. Most were easy hikes. Don't bother stopping at Mother Walker's Falls. It's a nice walk, but the area around the falls are so overgrown that you can't see much.

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1 Thank Cristine L
Readfield, Maine, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the state park for the first time in my life! I enjoyed the hike in the woods! The best cave was pretty cool! Mother walker falls not so much! Then the other falls are just okay the kids had a good time playing in the water! The park needs to be a little more updated!

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Thank Tasha M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We ate lunch at the Screw Auger Falls. Nice hiking. We did the loop of the Eyebrow Trail and going back down thru the Appalachian Trail. 1200ft of asscend/descend. I recommend doing the loop this way because going down the Eyebrow Trail would be hard with its cliffs (with cable and roots). Lots of nice springs falls :)

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Thank David C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This is an old favorite of mine. You park across the street in a paved parking lot. There is a sign in clipboard and good maps posted at the information kiosk. The trail is well marked with blazes in the two directions you can choose to go. At the first fork in the trail, going right brings you up over... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

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Winslow, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This state park is a bit different because there is no entry way, you drive through it. There are several spots to stop along the way and see waterfalls, picnic, or go hiking. The AT goes through this park. It's a beautiful area, and we try to go visit every year.

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