Grafton Notch State Park

Grafton Notch State Park, Bethel: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Grafton Notch State Park Reviews: 5/5

Grafton Notch State Park
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Affords breathtaking views of waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails without the parking lots, tourists, gift shops and hot dog stands.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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MaineMountainOwl
Maine200 contributions
Beautiful Park with Waterfalls in Season
Jun 2021
This 3,129-acre (1,266.3 ha) park on ME 26 was a beautiful drive despite brutal summer heat. It had roadside turnouts for Screw Auger Falls and Mother Walker Falls. Both waterfalls had limited flows due to a drought across Northern New England. Interpretive signs explained the area’s geologic and glacial history. Well-marked trails to the falls were short with uneven surfaces of rock and forest floor. I liked all that I saw in this very special park; I expect to return to hike Old Speck in the early fall.
Written June 29, 2021
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Stacey H
Cleveland, OH91 contributions
Great State Park
Jun 2021
We stopped while traveling between VT and ME. We saw Screw Auger Falls and parts of the Appalachian Trail go through here. Lots of hiking trails, picnic areas, snowmobile and ATV trails, swimming, camping sites. Beautiful area to visit and spend a day or more.
Written June 15, 2021
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Liz T
Sedgwick, ME23 contributions
Spectacular views
Feb 2021 • Family
Stunning drive through the notch, especially in winter, although you miss out on the two waterfall rest areas which aren’t plowed out.
Written March 2, 2021
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Mandymac71
Aubrey, TX59 contributions
Uncommercialized area of natural beauty
Oct 2020
We drove up to this from Portland Maine during Oct foliage time. It was so worth it. This is just a parking lot along side of road, completely uncommercialized!! We did the Table Rock trail which is across the hwy from parking. Its a vigorous climb of about 900 feet with an amazing rewarding view at the end. Take water and have good tread on your shoes! I dressed too warm and wish I would had short sleeves on. I saw a few school aged kids, but you would sure want to stay ahead of them so they don't take any turns straight off a cliff edge. If they are the kind to run ahead, I would probably do one of the lower elevation hikes. This is a family fun place, no shops or restaurants, just pure outdoor fun in beautiful surroundings.
Written October 9, 2020
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vizzos
Burlington, VT49 contributions
Great short hikes
Aug 2020 • Couples
Visited Screw Auger Falls, Moose Cave, and Mother Walker Falls. Very short hikes to the point of interest. I think I would skip Mother Walker Falls if was nothing special is you have limited time.
Written August 25, 2020
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nicks60610
Portland, ME116 contributions
Amazing place for a short hike and swim
Jul 2020 • Family
This was a true gem hidden away in the area with a nice hike, and some awesome waterfalls and areas to swim and relax - can’t wait to come back here again
Written August 1, 2020
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kimmatomai
Newry, ME45 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2020 • Family
We are locals...we took our 4 yr old granddaughter there yesterday (again) so much fun, beautiful and perfect!
Written July 25, 2020
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Barbara L
Shrewsbury, MA23 contributions
Summer waterfalls
Jul 2020
Good state park for family afternoon adventure. Keep children close by, rocks can be slippery. Fun time and close to Bethel!
Written July 21, 2020
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Chickadee_Mel
18 contributions
Great hikes, beautiful views
Jul 2020
Beautiful views and trails. Restroom facilities were clean and welcomed after a long day on the mountains.
Written July 11, 2020
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Emily F
10 contributions
Wonderfully Easy
Jun 2020
This place is gorgeous all year long. The trails are easy, even someone in a wheelchair can see most of it. The falls are beautiful. Bring your bug spray if going in the summer, the blackflies are BRUTAL! Make sure to stop at the pie place down the road for some goodies and a little further there is a lady who sells dog collars and other homemade crafts.
Written June 11, 2020
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